The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entry

Closing date: 1 November 2016 The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English. Short stories translated into English are also eligible. The overall winner receives £5,000 and the regional winners receive £2,500. The Prize is open to both published and unpublished writers who are Commonwealth citizens aged […]

Call for Submissions: Commentaries by Univ. of St. Martin

As received on our wires: The University of St. Martin’s (USM) online journal called Commentaries is calling on the community to submit their work for consideration for the journal’s second edition, which will be published in December 2016. Commentaries is an online journal that publishes essays, poems, visual arts, paintings, music arts, photo/video, book reviews, […]

David Knight Jr’s Dispatches from Atelier’s 89

If many of our governments and institutions throughout the region remain trapped either in habits of insular nationalism or the catastrophe of total dependence, the thinking of many young creatives around the region appears already to have adapted to embrace other possibilities. Those possibilities are, importantly, ones that Caribbean Linked’s organizing institutions – Ateliers ’89 […]

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regional Winners Announced

Almost 4000 writers submitted from 47 countries and now Commonwealth Writers have announced which of them have won the regional prizes. Pacific – ‘Black Milk’ by Tina Makereti Asia – ‘Cow and Company’ by Parashar Kulkarni Africa – ‘The Pigeon’ by Faraaz Mahomed Canada & Europe – ‘Eel’ by Stefanie Seddon Caribbean – ‘Ethelbert and […]

How We Got Over | Ayanna Gillian Lloyd

Our Fiction Editor Ayanna has a new post and brand spanking new blog! In it she begins attempting to tackle a think piece on Beyoncé‘s Lemonade, but instead ends up writing some of the most moving poetry we’ve read this year. Read “How We Got Over”.

Dionne Brand on Love Enough

Dionne Brand speaking to Nancy J. White of The Star: “You get an impression about a person and you can construct a whole history and character,” says the 61-year-old writer. “It might be completely off base but that’s the wonderful thing about writing. You use part intuition, part imagination, part fancy.” Brand is a featured guest […]

UPR: Lecture on La Guánica Centrale

For friends in or traveling to Puerto Rico this week. The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras extends an invitation to a lecture by Dr. Humberto García “La Guánica Centrale y la fundación y consolidación del poblado azucarero de Ensenada” [Guánica Centrale and the foundation and consolidation of […]

Douen Islands: Kiskadee

For anyone who is going to be in Trinidad for Bocas, Moko poet Andre Bagoo, contributor Sharon Millar, and poet/editor Shivanee Ramlochan will be performing at the below event.

2016 OCM Bocas Prize Finalists Announced

Moko would like to congratulate its alumna Jacqueline Bishop on being shortlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for her latest publication, The Gymnast and Other Positions! The Gymnast and Other Positions by NYC-based Jamaican Jacqueline Bishop is a hybrid collection of essays, stories, and interviews. “In a category where autobiographies abound,” write the judges, “Bishop’s […]

Michelle Cliff interviewed by Julie R. Enszer

In the lead up to her last novel Into the Interior, Jamaican-American novelist Michelle Cliff had this brief interview with Lambda Literary. The brief interview provides some insight into the author’s thoughts of sexuality, publishing, and genre.