Submission Guidelines


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Artwork, music, dance, poetry, mas or junkanoo designs or any other artistic expression with blurbs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, dialect or creole are welcome as well as films in any language with subtitles in English. Fiction or non-fiction writings in English or dialects will be accepted. Writings in dialect should be accompanied by a translation of terms. Research papers on visual or vocal modes of expression as well as interviews of contemporary artists in English are also welcome. Please send submissions or questions to


We are happy to look at all submitted material without commitment, particularly if it is well illustrated. Published material may also be commissioned, but it is always best to check with one of the editors before spending time writing extensive copy. Please send a one page abstract to with the subject line “Abstract”
Written material will be considered on its own merit but should ideally be sent along with high-quality digital photos, illustrations or short video/sound clips for visually based submissions. Artists are also encouraged to submit original poetry, fiction, videos, music and other electronic or digital reproductions of their own artwork and performances.
It is the contributors’ sole responsibility to ensure that permission is granted for reproducing the work of artists in their submissions to Caribbean Intransit and that their submissions do not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary right or any other right of any other person (See Terms and Conditions).
ALL material must be submitted via our submissions forms found here

or contact

Marielle Barrow


Caribbean InTransit


Kathalene Razzano
Managing Editor
Caribbean Intransit


Deadlines & Flow Chart :

Spring Issue: June 30th
Fall Issue:  January 15th


1. Submit contribution with abstract, title page (your personal information) and contract. Subscribe to our newsletter via our website or our Facebook page.

2. Receive confirmation email from our Submissions platform with further information

3.  Await provisional acceptance letter from Managing Editor. Email with queries if necessary:

4.  Await requests for revision and/or submission of additional information e.g high resolution images

5. Upload your revisions to link provided in a timely manner

6. Await acceptance of revisions

7. Await layout of proof for your speedy comments

8. Let your friends know that you are being published and invite them to subscribe to the newsletter to see your publication!
Special Issues: Contact the editor at to propose a special issue
Text including endnotes must be in Microsoft Word format (double-spaced, in a readable font) and images in jpg. format. Titles in the body of the text should be italicized with section titles in bold. MLA format should be used. Video/sound clips can be sent via e-mail or on CD/DVD.
Word limits for various submissions are as follows:-
Academic papers: 7500 words
Reviews: 3000 words
Profiles/Essays on Artists and Art Work: 1000-1500 words
Upcoming Events/Releases/Shows or other Highlights from Arts Organisations: 100 words

ALL article submissions should include:

*an abstract not more than 150 words
*Keywords- at least 3
ALL submissions must be sent along with a separate file attachment with personal information. As the second attachment please include:
* Professional affiliation
* Contact information
* Title of Attached manuscript
* An author biography of 60 words
* A professional photograph of yourself

ALL artwork and film should include
*An Artist’s Statement, description or discussion of the work

All submitted manuscripts are subject to the double-blind academic peer review process. For Spring Issues, authors can expect to receive notice of acceptance by February 15th. For Fall issues, authors can expect to receive notice of acceptance by July 15th. Please note that the reviewing process can take at least 1-2 months and consists of editorial selection and two anonymous reviewers. Selected authors will receive comments with one of the following:
“accepted as is”
“accepted with minor revisions required”
accepted with major revisions required”.
The final decision to publish rests with the editors who reserve the right to reject a manuscript at any stage of the peer review process.


Caribbean InTransit MLA Style Guide

Caribbean InTransit uses MLA style for our publication. It is the contributor’s responsibility to ensure that his or her article is properly formatted. This style guide is intended to be a general reference resource for our contributors. For detailed examples, we refer contributors to the Perdue Online Writing Lab’s MLA Style section (

Contributors may, on occasion, have the need to cite material not covered by this style guide. When that is the case, contributors should reference the most recent version of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

 General rules:

  1. Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks

  2. We discourage endnotes, but if you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your Works Cited page. Entitle the section Notes (centered, unformatted). Please use endnotes only. No footnotes. The notes themselves should be listed by consecutive arabic numbers that correspond to the notation in the text. Notes are double-spaced. The first line of each endnote is indented five spaces; subsequent lines are flush with the left margin. Place a period and a space after each endnote number. Provide the appropriate note after the space.

  3. MLA recommends that when you divide an essay into sections that you number those sections with an arabic number and a period followed by a space and the section name.

  4. The source information required in a parenthetical citation depends (1.) upon the source medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD) and (2.) upon the source’s entry on the Works Cited (bibliography) page. For every entry, you must determine the Medium of Publication. Most entries will likely be listed as Print or Web sources, but other possibilities may include Film, CD-ROM, or DVD.

  5. Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. More specifically, whatever signal word or phrase you provide to your readers in the text, must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Works Cited List.

  6. For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented one inch from the left margin; maintain double-spacing. Only indent the first line of the quotation by an additional quarter inch if you are citing multiple paragraphs. Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. When quoting verse, maintain original line breaks. (You should maintain double-spacing throughout your essay.)

  7. Writers are no longer required to provide URLs for Web entries.

  8. Sometimes you may have to use an indirect source. An indirect source is a source cited in another source. For such indirect quotations, use “qtd. in” to indicate the source you actually consulted. For example: “Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as “social service centers, and they don’t do that well” (qtd. in Weisman 259).

The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. Date of access.


Terms and Conditions

By submitting your work (hereafter “the Work”) for publication, or by accepting a commission from Caribbean Intransit, you agree to the following terms and conditions:


  1.  Our agreement with you can be terminated by Caribbean Intransit if you fail to deliver the agreed work on or before deadline and in compliance with the writer’s brief.
  2.  You assign to us the following designated rights and interests in and to the said Work:
  3.  Exclusive world-wide first publication rights in all languages;
  4.  Exclusive world-wide reprint rights in all forms for any whole or part edition of the Caribbean Intransit journal and print publication (hereafter “the Journal”);
  5.  Exclusive rights to license the Work for use by others in publications other than the Journal, for a period of one year following the date of first publication of the Work;
  6. World-wide reprint rights for advertising and publicity purposes in all media by or for the Journal or any edition of the Journal, for a period of one year following the date of first publication of the Work
  7.  If we in our sole discretion decide not to accept the Work, we will notify you within 60 days of delivery of the completed Work and terminate our rights under this Agreement.
  8.  We reserve the right to edit or otherwise change the Work. You also agree to make such changes in the Work as we may reasonably request prior to publication. We are under no obligation to publish the Work in the Journal. You hereby agree to our using your name, biography photograph or other likeness in connection with the advertisement and promotion of the Work or the Website in which it appears.
  9. You will indemnify us and hold us harmless from any and all loss, damage, and/or expense (including legal fees) that we may suffer or incur by reason of any claim or defence of any claim, arising from the breach or alleged breach, of any of these representations or warranties made by you.
  10.  You retain exclusive rights to license the Work for use by others in publications other than the Website, upon the expiry of one year following the date of publication of Caribbean Intransit, providing due credit is given to first publication of the Work in the Journal.
  11.  You represent and warrant that:

1. you are or will be the sole author of the Work unless otherwise identified and have made no commitments with any others with respect to the Work or its use;
2. the Work is original, and does not infringe any copyright, proprietary right or any other right of any other person;
3. the statements in the Work are or will be true (unless the Work is described as fiction); and
4. the Work has either (i) not heretofore been published or used in any medium for any purpose, or (ii) if published/previously used, relevant permission has been obtained by the contributor to reproduce said Work for the Caribbean Intransit Journal