Digging in to our Resources for Writers

Part of what I try to do with this blog is archive Antigua and Barbuda literary history and contribute to lit arts development. As such, this is a reminder to visit our R & D page periodically for links in this vein. R & D stands for Resources and Databases.

The resources linked are Caribbean specific and more of a mix, including the literary diaspora for resources beyond the Caribbean. The RESOURCES page is probably the most important link as it has sub-links on every aspect of writing and publishing, from the legalities to getting paid. There’s also an FAQ, as well as links to editorial resources locally – including my services. For writer development, there is the Wadadli Pen workshop and the two Opportunities pages – one for pending submission deadlines.

Our databases are multitude – from journal to book publications, the latter broken down by genre, including calypso and calypso lyrics; to artiste interviews; to a media history; to plays/screenplays broken in to performed pieces and published pieces. The Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books archive is linked as are various Antiguan and Barbudan, and Caribbean writer websites. There’s a Caribbean bibliography and a listing of Caribbean literary festivals.

I expect these resources and databases to continue growing, and they are now organized for ease of finding. As with Wadadli Pen itself, this is an attempt to provide the things that were not there for me in my becoming as a writer and reflects the gaps still to be filled.

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As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, The Jungle Outside, and To be a Cheetah). All Rights Reserved. Subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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