CFP Deadline: 31 March 2018

Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes fiction, poetry, visual arts, and non-fiction essays that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience. We were founded in 2013 with a goal to create networks with a Pan-Caribbean ethos in a way that is also sensitive to our location within the Virgin Islands. The journal embraces diversity of experience and self-expression, seeking submissions from both established and emerging writers, artists, and scholars.

Moko is pleased to announce a new special issue for Spring 2018 focusing on Carnival in all its forms edited by Trinidadian writer and editor Anu Lakhan.

Carnival throughout the Caribbean and the diaspora has both fans and detractors. The issue of the traditional being swept aside for more recent iterations persist. Still, the festival is not only persisting but proliferating. For this special issue of Moko, we step away from the Carnival arts (and the surrounding scholarship) and look instead at the art Carnival inspires.” – Anu Lakhan

Entrants may submit up to five previously unpublished poems, up to 3,000 words for fiction and non-fiction, and 4-5  images for visual art via Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Any work focusing on Carnivals of the geographical Caribbean (bordering the Caribbean Sea) as a central theme will be considered. Work in translation is welcome.

The reading period ends on March 31, 2018. Anticipated publication is April/May 2018. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit http://mokomagazine.org/wordpress/submit/

Above text adapted from email and webpage.