Caribbean Short Story Competition – Deadline August 31st

At Potbake Productions, part of our vision is promoting the growth of literature. In light of this, we are launching another Caribbean Short Story Competition, a short story competition with a twist. The last competition had 16 winners and their titles were released in a book called Across The Caribbean. The book launch was at NAPA, Trinidad.

This time around, there will be a total of 10 finalists. The overall winner gets USD $ 250.00 and their story, along with the 9 other winning stories, will be published as a short story collection in 2013.


  • Entrants must be citizens of the Caribbean.
  • Entrants must be greater than or equal to 13 years of age.
  • A maximum of 2 entries per entrant.
  • Finalists from the last competition set the bar high. Great, logical plots, clean, careful work, a variety of appropriately-used literary techniques. Do the same. You’re competing at a high level and want to stand out.
  • Stories must be a minimum of 2,500 words but no greater than 3,000 words. Other entries will not be considered.
  • Stories must be original works, having never been featured in any other publication, newspaper, magazine or otherwise.
  • Submissions must be in MS WORD or PDF format and must include the word count, author’s name and contact information
  • Entries submitted after Saturday, 31st August 2013, will not be considered.
  • Entries can be sent via hard or soft copy
    • Email: Subject line must be: “CSSC.2011/2012”.
    • Hard copy submissions must be made to #3, 3rd Street West, Beaulieu Avenue, Trincity, Trinidad, West Indies.


  • The overall winner will receive a cash prize of USD $ 250.00. (Hopefully, we’ll be able to attract sponsorship, and the prizes will become more attractive. We’re working on it. 🙂
  • The top 10 stories will be compiled in a book and each winner will receive a free copy.
  • An about the author page will be included in the publication for each of the 10 winners.
  • The authors will retain the copyright for their stories.
  • Potbake Productions will retain distribution rights for the top 10 stories.
  • There is no other monetary gain for the winning authors. There are no royalties to collect on sales.
  • However, winners can buy an unlimited copies of the book in which their story appears for cost price. This way, every individual can sell copies and make a profit.

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