May 2012 Issue: Now Accepting Submissions

May 2012 Issue: Call for Submissions

Anansesem Caribbean children's ezine is now accepting submissions for our May 2012 issue. Adults, we are looking for poems, art, nonfiction articles and stories that Caribbean children will enjoy and relate to. Although Caribbean writers and artists are given first preference, you absolutely don't have to be from the Caribbean to submit your work, however submitting Caribbean-themed work will increase your chances of having your submission accepted.

Work by Caribbean/Caribbean Diaspora Kids

We are also looking for more work by kids ages 8-16. We're trying our best to make the ezine more child-centered. Writing, poems and art by children is what we're really after. Teachers and parents, give your kids the opportunity to see their work published online. It's up to us to foster children's creative development! Please follow the guidelines for submitting work by kids stated here our website. Although Caribbean child writers and artists are given first preference, a child does not have to be from the Caribbean to submit their work, however submitting Caribbean-themed work will increase the chances of having the submission accepted.

If you are an adult, submit poems to, fiction to, art to and nonfiction to If you are a child 8-16 years of age, please submit poems to, fiction and nonfiction to and art to

NOTE: Please follow the usual submission guidelines (Guidelines for Adults and Guidelines for Kids) stated on our website. Failure to follow submission guidelines may result in your submission being rejected. Pleaseproof read your work before submission as well. While we are pleased to consider all submissions, anything that needlessly slows down the process may increase your chances of rejection. If you don't take your work seriously enough to follow these simple instructions, there is little reason for us to take your work seriously.

Featured Illustrators Wanted!

Children's illustrators from any country are invited to apply to be a Featured Illustrator in our upcoming issue. Your work must be Caribbean-focused. Featured Illustrators have their work displayed prominently in the slideshow on our homepage. They also get their own page on our site. To apply to be a Featured Illustrator, submit 1-4 horizontally-oriented illustrations 1000px wide x 395px high (larger images are fine as long as they can be effectively downsized) to

We look forward to seeing our work!

On behalf of the Anansesem team,

Summer Edward
Anansesem Managing Editor
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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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  1. Is the "servant worthy his hire" or is this all done - art and stories- out of the goodness of the heart for the children? Cheers, Don

  2. Hi Don, unfortunately, we don't have the resources to pay contributors at the moment. As you indicate however, there is ample reward in creating stories or art which children can enjoy and there is also the added benefit of publication credit which a writer or illustrator can add to her/his resume. Hope you will consider submitting.

  3. Hi Don,

    while we all would like to be recognized financially for our work, sometimes the reward is in the giving, bearing in mind that when we give freely it ALWAYS comes back to us. Remember too, that the editors are not paid either; they give freely of their time and expertise to develop and produce Anansesem for the benefit of the aficionados out there, mainly for the love of the discipline. Hope to see your contributions.



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