OCM Bocas Prize Ceremony
Awardees at the OCM Bocas Prize ceremony.  ©

Bocas Lit Fest

A resource for writers and publishers in the Caribbean

CaribLit aims to strengthen the publishing sector and recognise the literary talent and industry of the region. The initiative facilitates engagement between professionals in the region and those in the UK.

CaribLit has launched a website to help build a publishing infrastructure across the Caribbean. This is a central resource for writers and publishers to gain information about publishing, marketing, distribution and bookselling in the Caribbean.

The CaribLit website has been developed by the Caribbean Literature Action Group (CALAG), a working collective of Caribbean writers, publishers, academics and festival coordinators with a shared interest in promoting Caribbean writing and publishing. The first CALAG meeting was initiated by the NGC BOCAS Lit Fest, Commonwealth Writers and the British Council in April 2012 and has continued with support from all three partners.

In addition to developing the new website, over the last year CALAG has also secured a pledge for an imprint to publish new Caribbean writing by UK publisher Peepal Tree Press and American publisher Akashic Books, facilitated representation at Havana, Kingston and London Book Festivals and arranged practical publishing master-classes held in Jamaica by UK publishers of Caribbean fiction.

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