I was awarded the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first-time publication in The Caribbean Writer after “Puertorriqueña” was published this fall in Volume 28. I am honoured with a double blessing — a voice in my beloved Caribbean and payment for it.
January begins the traditional reading period for publishers. The prize money will offset the printing, clean paper and postage costs as I seek a publishing home for my first poetry manuscript.
Wishing everyone happy holidays. May your bright lights shine in the warmth of the holiday season.