Winners and Judges

2014 Competition


Short Fiction:

First Prize: Damian Femi Rene

Second Prize: Nova Gordon-Bell


First Prize: Mario A. Ariza

Second Prize: Shivanee Ramlochan


Short Fiction: Ifeona H Fulani, Patricia Powell, Lawrence Scott

Poetry: Vahni Capildeo, Anthony Joseph, Jane King

Past Winners and Judges


Short Fiction:

First Prize: Ruel Johnson

Second Prize: Lesley-Ann Wanliss


First Prize: Vladimir Lucien

Second Prize: Ruel Johnson


Short Fiction: Caryl Phillips, Olive Senior, Jan Lowe Shinebourne

Poetry: Easton Lee, Paul Keens-Douglas, Pam Mordecal



Short Fiction:

First Prize: Sharon Millar

Second Prize: Alexia Arthurs


First Prize: Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Second Prize: Lynn Sweeting


Short Fiction: Thomas Glave, Oonya Kempadoo, Elizabeth Nunez

Poetry: Kendel Hippolyte, Mervyn Morris, Opal Palmer Adisa



Short Fiction:

First Prize: Barbara Jenkins

Second Prize: Heidi N. Holder

Poetry (two first place winners):

First Prize: Sonia Farmer and Danielle McShine


Short Fiction: Erna Brodber, Zee Edgell, and Robert Antoni

Poetry: Fred D'Aguiar, Cyril Dabydeen, and Shara McCallum



Short Fiction:

First Prize: Stephen Narain

Second Prize: Andrea Shaw


First Prize: Lauren Alleyne
Second Prize: Ishion Hutchinson



Short Fiction:Merle Hodge, Marlon James, and Shani Mootoo

Poetry: Kwame Dawes, Ramabai Espinet, and Kei Miller



Short Fiction:

First Prize: Ashley Rousseau

Second Prize: Alake Pilgrim


First Prize: Monica Minott

Second Prize: Tanya Shirley


Short Fiction: Garfield Ellis, Geoffrey Philp, and Merle Collins.

Poetry: Edward Baugh, Lorna Goodison, and Mark McWatt.









Small Axe 46 now available

Small Axe 46 (March 2015) features a special section on "The Gift of Stuart Hall"; the beginnings of our Caribbean Queer Visualities project; and a discussion of Mimi Sheller's Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom.  Table of contents below.


Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
Volume 19, Number 1 46, March 2015


The Fact of Noncorrespondence
David Scott

Reading Rousseau in the Colonies: Theory, Practice, and the Question of Slavery
Fayçal Falaky

Rereading the Diminutive: Caribbean Chaos Theory in Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Edouard Glissant, and Wilson Harris
Jeannine Murray-Román

Caribbean Regionalism, South Africa, and Mapping New World Studies
Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi

“Todos los negros y todos los blancos y todos tomamos café”: Race and the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén Landrián's Coffea arábiga
Anne Garland Mahler

The Gift of Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall and the Visual Arts
Kobena Mercer

New Points of Recognition: Stuart Hall's Gift to the Study of Blackness
Michelle Stephens

What Is to Be Done (at the University)? Stuart Hall, Critique, and the Institution
Maxime Cervulle

Stuart Hall and Writing Structured like Music
Liv Sovik


Caribbean Queer Visualities: A Small Axe Project Statement

Portfolio I


Book Discussion: Mimi Sheller, Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom

Categories, Citizenship, Erotic Agency, and the Problem of Freedom
Michaeline A. Crichlow

Erotics in Medias Res: Topping Caribbean Studies from the Bottom?
Jafari S. Allen

Historical Temporality and Generational Identity: Of Standoffs and Stalled Time
Mimi Sheller











Kelly Baker Josephs

Associate Editor:
Andrea Shaw

Book Review Editor:
Vanessa K. Valdés

sx salon has received funds from the Ford Foundation, the CUNY Research Foundation and the CUNY Diversity Projects Development Fund.