2021 Theme: "Skrange Fruit" 

The Tamarind Journal is now accepting submissions for its 2021 edition via editor@tamarindjournal.org.

Deadline: July 30th, 2021 (at midnight EST). 


Skrange times produce skrange fruit. This year's journal explores the world events that have forcefully shaped this season’s harvest. We seek to feature unpublished, creative works, including short stories, personal essays, poetry, song lyrics, interviews, other written works. We also welcome illustrations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, digital images, comics, and mixed media. 

The Tamarind Journal is a yearly compilation of literature and art produced by University of The Bahamas faculty, students, and alumni. The journal serves as a platform for a diverse range of talented creatives to share their gifts with the local and international creative communities through poetry, short stories, digital and physical art, sculptures, and photography. The editors and facilitators of the Journal regard all contributors’ thoughts as important cultural offerings. We aim to spread our roots across the globe like the mighty Tamarind tree. 


Contributors are limited to (5) five unique unpublished submissions with no more than two short stories. 

Guidelines for Text Submissions

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt, and double-spaced 
  • Word document (.doc) or (.docx) file  
  • 6000-word or 10-page maximum  
  • Cover page with name, the title of the work, biography (150 words maximum), and email  
  • Running head with title and page numbers 
  • No identifying marks such as name, initials, or contact information, on pages except for cover sheet 

Disclaimer: Text may be subject to reformatting in typesetting, and the editors can make editorial suggestions and changes if necessary.   

Guidelines for Visual Artwork Submissions

  • 10-page limit 
  • PNG, PDF, or JPG (300 dpi minimum)  
  • Cover page with: artist’s name, artwork title, year of creation, medium, artist statement (150 words), email 

Disclaimer: The artwork selected may be subject to minor alterations such as cropping and resizing. 

Blind Submission Policy  

Submissions should contain the author’s name and contact information; however, judges select work based on merit alone using a blind review process.