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sx archipelagos issue (3) now available!

24 July 2019

Small Axe is proud to announce Issue (3) of sx archipelagos, "Slavery in the Machine." This issue welcomes Jessica Johnson (Johns Hopkins U.) as guest editor, and is dedicated to the memory of late Caribbean scholar Linda Rodriguez. This special issue aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. The issue includes essays by Nick Nesbitt, Ada Ferrer, Linda Rodriguez, Marlene Daut, Jessica Johnson, and a speculative "research pocket" by Marisa Parham.

Congratulations to the 2018 Small Axe Literary Competition winners!

10 January 2019

The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry in English, Spanish and French. The competition focuses on poetry and short fiction from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns. Read full bios for judges and winners on our website.

The Caribbean Digital V

7 May 2018

Image from Playing White, No. 1 by Kevin Adonis Browne, 2018

6-7 December 2018

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago


Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2018

Conference website:

Small Axe 55 is now available! 

3 April 2018
roland rose

Our March issue features essays by Jennifer Morgan, Heather Vermeulen, Chris Moffatt, Petra Rivera, and Lyndon Gil. Small Axe 55 includes a special section, "Eulogizing Creoleness?: Rereading Éloge de la Créolité, Part II" guest-edited by Celia Britton and Martin Munro, with contributions by Nathalie Batraville, Dominique Chancé, Christina Kullberg, Fred Reno, and Justin Izzo. SX Visualities features from Bahamian photographer, Roland Rose.