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Monday, 28 September 2015

Caribbean writers get in here

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is open for entries. The prize is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers.

Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction. The overall winner receives an award of US$10,000. The other category winners receive a cash award of US$3,000.
To be eligible for the 2016 prize, a book must be published in the calendar year 2015, and written by an author born in the Caribbean or holding Caribbean citizenship. Books must also be originally written in English.

The submission deadlines for the 2016 Prize are 9 November, 2015 (for books published up to 31 October, 2015), and 8 January, 2016 (for books published between 1 November and 31 December, 2015).

For details of how to submit, as well as terms and conditions, please follow this link.


  1. Am not qualified...but tjid is a good initiative to encourage up coming writers.

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  2. Thanks for visiting Saheed, yes this opening is for Caribbean writers, but there's a lot more openings under the Literary Opportunities tab,,,

  3. We should have something like this in Nigeria too



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