The Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is an annual award which allows an emerging Caribbean writer living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean to devote time to advancing or finishing a literary work, with support from an established writer as mentor. It is sponsored by the Hollick Family Charitable Trust and the literary charitable trust Arvon, in association with the non-profit organisation the Bocas Lit Fest. The 2014 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is for the genre of literary non-fiction. Read More.
Last year, our own Brenda Lee Browne, Antiguan Writer and chief judge with Wadadli Pen in recent years, made the long list. It would be nice to see more submissions from Antigua and Barbuda. In fact, in general we need to submit more when these regional and international opportunities come up. There will be disappointments (and oftentimes the deck will be stacked against us) but we shouldn’t let that stop us. So if you have an unfinished manuscript or even a finished manuscript that needs some dusting off, now might be the time to do it. I’m certainly giving it some thought. I encourage you to do the same.