PHILIPSBURG:--- The University of St. Martin online journal Commentaries is looking for poets, essayists, and short story writers to submit their works for consideration for the journal’s second edition, slated for December 2016. Editor of Commentaries, Pedro de Weever, encourages writers and poets from all walks of life to submit a maximum of two poems on the topic of “Multiculturalism and belonging on St. Maarten (or in the Caribbean.) It is crucially important for the journal to have local input from poets and writers on or of St. Maarten, whether from North or South.
“Without such input from the local POV, in all its variedness/diversity, it becomes difficult to share ideas and engage each other with our positions and arguments through their works. Only via these exchanges will a higher order result and a consensus revealed through deliberation,” de Weever said.
“We should not have neither fear or arrogance in order to explore our existence,” de Weever urged. “We all have stories and a lot to tell—whether in poems, essays, or short stories. Now it is time to put pen to paper. To write about our experiences in the/our community, to explore the question of diversity and of belonging, to point out the differences in diversities of the different persons on St. Maarten, to examine our ethical responsibilities we have to others, and so on. There are a million topics that one can write about. We are here waiting for your contributions.”
For more information please visit the University of St. Martin Facebook page for a more details on the call for submissions. This will be the 2nd publication which is scheduled to be launched in December 2016.
Requirements and Terms and Conditions:
- Submissions may be in English, Spanish, French, Creole, Dutch or Papiamento
- Papers must be submitted in MLA format
- All submissions must be unpublished
- Copyrights remain with the artist
- No payment for submissions
- Limited use of end notes
- Footnotes restricted