Submission Guidelines for Adults.
We are now accepting submissions for our September 2017 issue. This is a themed issue (see below). Submissions that do not follow the guidelines below will not be read.
5. We do not publish work that has previously been published elsewhere.
6. Please do not re-submit previous material unless we ask you to do so.
7. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your submission as we are unable to respond to such inquiries.
8. First-time contributors may submit work to two consecutive issues of Anansesem. After that, please wait one year from the date of your latest publication in Anansesem to resubmit work.
9. Spelling and Translation Policy: Both American and British spelling are fine. Caribbean Creoles are fine (and encouraged!). We only accept English language submissions.
What happens next?
If we are considering your work, you will hear from us in 4 to 6 weeks; if you do not hear from us, it means we were not able to use your work. Don’t be discouraged if so! Try again! Many of our published authors tried several times before they were published. Send us your work with a spirit of adventure, and try not to be too disappointed if we can’t use it.
A note to parents and teachers
Our vision for Anansesem is to highlight Caribbean children's work as the meat of the magazine, so to speak. We want artwork and writing by children to be front and center. Perhaps your student has written an essay that he put a lot of thought into. Or perhaps your teenager likes to draw comics in her sketchbook. These are expressions of children's creativity and potential that we must not take for granted. We definitely want to pour over and possibly publish your children's work!