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Susumba's Book Bag - Call For Submissions

Where the Caribbean Gets Lit

The Call

Susumba’s Book Bag, a digital quarterly literary mag is seeking purveyors of the pen. We’re looking for writing so hard, it can kick Chuck Norris’ ass. We want poetry, fiction and flash fiction (and on occasion we’ll take a bit of drama). 

Send submissions to Subject: Lastname-Firstname-Submission


We accept a maximum of 5 poems and 2 short stories at a time and we have no problem with simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We have no bias of genre or style. Our only requirement is that it be good, so send us your best stuff. 

Short stories should range from 2,500 to 3,500 words while flash fiction is from 10 - 600 words. We prefer our poetry to err on the side of Mervyn Morris, the shorter the better. We do accept longer work but if your poem is at the 33 to 64 line tipping point (longer than a page), please only submit two poems at a time. 

We try to keep our response time to a month, but alas we are human and so it may go beyond that. If you have not heard from us in 90 days, please feel free to send us a query.

Though we publish quarterly, we currently accept submissions throughout the year, except in December. 

There is no reading fee, and submissions are only accepted via email. Please include your submissions as a attachment to the email as either a .doc or .txt or.rtf 

Send submissions to Subject: Lastname-Firstname-Submission

About Susumba’s Book Bag

Susumba’s Book Bag is dedicated to showcasing writing of the highest grade from new, emerging and established Caribbean writers at home an in the Diaspora. The digital magazine is an offshoot of the Caribbean arts and entertainment online magazine 

The quarterly magazine will publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, interviews as well as reviews of Caribbean books. Occasionally, we will also publish one-act plays and monologues.

Currently, we do not offer remuneration for the writings we publish, but we believe that writers should be paid for their work, and so we working on a way to do that in the near future. We are also working to establish an annual literary prize.