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Submit Your Short Story to The Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival 

The festival's Short Fiction Story Contest is looking for submissions.

Writers of Caribbean heritage and descent are encouraged to submit to the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival's (BCLF) Short Story Contest. The two contests, the Caribbean-American Writer’s Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean, are open to any writers over the age of 18.

Both winners will receive a $1,750 cash prize; Cafe Con Libros gift card; caché of books courtesy Akashic Books; and BCLF branded merchandise, according to a news release.

The authors will also be profiled on the BCLF website; given a feature episode on the acclaimed BCLF Cocoapod and will see their work published in The Brooklyn Rail.

The deadline for submission of stories is July 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

Here are the submission guidelines for each contest:

The writers of the selected stories will be announced in August. For more information, e-mail