2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is now open for entries

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Poet Vladimir Lucien, overall winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, receives his prize from judge Laurence Breiner at the Award Ceremony during the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in May 2015.

Poet Vladimir Lucien, overall winner of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, receives his prize from judge Laurence Breiner at the Award Ceremony during the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in May 2015.

PRESS RELEASE – The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.

The prize includes an award of US$10,000 for the overall winner, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The other category winners receive a cash award of US$3,000.

To be eligible for the 2016 Prize, a book must be published in the calendar year 2015, and written by an author born in the Caribbean or holding Caribbean citizenship. Books must also be originally written in English.

The submission deadlines for the 2016 Prize are 9 November, 2015 (for books published up to 31 October, 2015), and 8 January, 2016 (for books published between 1 November and 31 December, 2015).

Download the full submission guidelines and entry form here

For further information about the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, contact us at [email protected].

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