WINNERS AND JUDGES
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
PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES
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
First Prize: Stephen Narain
Second Prize: Andrea Shaw
First Prize: Lauren Alleyne
Second Prize: Ishion Hutchinson
Short Fiction: Merle Hodge, Marlon James, and
Poetry: Kwame Dawes, Ramabai Espinet, and Kei Miller.
First Prize: Ashley Rousseau
Second Prize: Alake Pilgrim
First Prize: Monica Minott
Second Prize: Tanya Shirley
Short Fiction: Garfield Ellis, Geoffrey Philp, and
Poetry: Edward Baugh, Lorna Goodison, and
The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and
publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry. The competition focuses on poetry and short stories from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns. This competition is part of the Small Axe Project's ongoing commitment to Caribbean cultural production and our mission to provide a forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean reality. With this competition, we hope to encourage and support the region's rich literary heritage, in the tradition of precursors such as Bim, Kyk-over-al, Focus and Savacou.
The competition consists of two categories: poetry and short fiction. Two winners are chosen from each category by a distinguished panel of judges.
First Prize: $750 Second Prize: $500
2013 Competition submission deadline: 31 May, 2013
Winners of the 2012 competition will be published in
Small Axe 42 - July 2013.
Writers wishing to compete for a Small Axe Literary Prize must submit the following to email@example.com:
- A double-spaced Word document containing: an original, unpublished short story (maximum 7,000 words), or an original selection of poetry (maximum ten poems, not exceeding ten manuscript pages). Manuscripts must be free of any author information.
- A separate document with a one-page biography, including previously published works and full contact information (name, email address, mailing address and phone)