Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes fiction, poetry, visual arts, and non-fiction essays that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience. We were founded in 2013 with a goal to create networks with a Pan-Caribbean ethos in a way that is also sensitive to our location within the Virgin Islands. We embrace diversity of experience and self-expression.

Moko seeks submissions from both established and emerging writers, artists, and scholars. We are interested in work that encourages questioning of our societies and ourselves. We encourage you to submit your best work to us whether it be new visual art, fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, or essays on any topic relevant to the Caribbean experience. We publish in May and November.

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Founding Editors

Richard Georges is a writer, editor, and lecturer from the British Virgin Islands. He is the author of three collections of poetry and his writing has appeared in notable journals and magazines such as Smartish Pace, sx salon, The Poetry Review, and Wasafiri. In 2016, he won the Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer and he has previously been shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry.

David Knight Jr. is a writer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who grew up on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas. His writing has appeared in The Caribbean Review of Books, ARC magazine, Caribbean Beat, and The Caribbean Writer. He is currently based on St. Thomas, working as a reporter for the Virgin Islands Source.

Art Editors

Marsha Pearce holds an undergraduate degree in Visual Art and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, where she teaches in the Department of Creative and Festival Arts. Her writings on visual culture appear in several peer-reviewed, academic publications and in platforms that target a general readership.

Poetry Editors

Traci O’Dea is a writer living and working in the British Virgin Islands. Her writing has appeared in Poetry32 PoemsVirgin Islands Property & YachtBird’s Eye ViewThe FiddleheadA Room of Our Own, and elsewhere. She is an English Lecturer at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and an Associate Editor for Smartish Pace.

Richard also serves as a Poetry Editor.

Prose Editors

Freeman Rogers‘ writing has appeared in publications including Slate, The Oxford American, the Antioch Review, and the Indiana Review, among others. He is the editor of The BVI Beacon newspaper in the British Virgin Islands and an associate editor of Smartish Pace poetry journal.

Ayanna Gillian Lloyd is a fiction and life writer from Trinidad and Tobago. Her work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer and she has been featured in the Bocas LitFest Who’s Next? showcase and shortlisted for Wasafiri’s New Writing Prize and the Small Axe Literary Competition.

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