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Caribbean Middle Grade Book Writing Workshop

About one month ago, we put out a call for middle-grade books. We are looking for Caribbean-themed books aimed at 8-13 year old children. We also promised to hold writing workshops to guide interested authors to complete their work. Applications are now open to the first workshop. It will be held in November and the deadline for applications is October 15. The workshop will be taught by Carol Mitchell and will be free.
We want writers who are serious about producing a Caribbean-themed middle-grade novel. So if that’s you, please go to the application page by clicking on the Submit button below, read the requirements, and fill out the form. All applications will remain confidential. No names will be made public.

Submit to writing workshop

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Write a Winning Novel

The 2019 Burt Award for Caribbean literature aimed at young adults is now open for submissions and you may have written next year’s winner. The competition is getting increasingly tight and so it’s crucial that you submit your strongest and most polished work.

CaribbeanReads, as a part of its mission to provide quality Caribbean literature, is extending its editing services at special rates to qualifying young adult novels.


100 word review of plot summary and 1000-word sample Free

Skype chat and 250+ word review of plot summary and novel


Editing of novel

US$750 and up

If you are interested in our services for your Caribbean young adult novel, email us with your novel’s title, its length, and a one page synopsis along with details about your Caribbean nationality and your writing history if any. We will respond with details on the services we can offer.

Note that CaribbeanReads does not have any connections, influence, or special knowledge of the Burt Award, its administrators, or its judges. We cannot guarantee any results, we can simply assist you in submitting your best work.

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Chee Chee’s story

Chee Chee and I are so excited that we got the third book in Chee Chee’s Adventures finished and I cannot wait to start work on the fourth. Ann-Cathrine is loving this process as much as I am and her illustrations are more and more beautiful with every book.

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8 books under $10

CaribbeanReads now has 8 books available for the children on your gift list this holiday. Check out the full list here.

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