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Guidelines for Contributors

MEP welcomes contributor proposals from freelance writers, illustrators and photographers. Please read the following information carefully. Submissions which do not meet these guidelines and requirements may not be considered.

What we’re looking for – writing & photography

Contributors to all of our publications must be able to address a broad audience, and write insightfully and readably. We need lively, entertaining writing combined with a serious and informative approach to subject matter, and top-quality photos and illustrations. It is essential for features in Caribbean Beat and Discover Trinidad & Tobago to be strongly written, well researched, with a light and readable style, laced where possible with vivid description, humour, anecdote or human interest. Though we prefer to work with contributors based in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean diaspora, all submissions which meet our guidelines will be considered and kept on file.

Caribbean Beat

We consider feature articles of up to 1,200 words on any subject of general Caribbean interest, as well as shorter pieces about current events, etc. The point of view should be that of a well-informed insider writing about the things the Caribbean does best. The magazine’s readership consists partly of Caribbean travellers who already know the region well, and partly of holiday and business travellers coming into the Caribbean, many of whom are unfamiliar with the region except for the stereotypes.

Discover Trinidad & Tobago

We are looking for well-researched, vivid, and informative contributions on activities for tourists and visitors to and within Trinidad & Tobago, as well as photography that captures the range of experiences T&T has to offer. The writing should be an insider’s guide delivered in an engaging, light and readable style.

Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide

TTBG‘s business coverage is focused, factual, unbiased, and reader friendly. TTBG welcomes writers who are specialists in business sectors of Trinidad and Tobago, and journalists who specialise in these fields.

Submission Process

Most published material is commissioned, often on the basis of a writer’s or photographer’s proposal, though we are do consider on-spec material without commitment, particularly if it is supported by good illustrations and/or photography. The magazines depend heavily on good pictures, and buy stock material and commissioned photography as necessary; all photos should be 300 dpi, and clearly captioned. Payments for both photographs and editorial are made after publication, and are subject to the terms laid out in our Contributors Agreement.

Editing

All material is subject to editing changes at the editor’s sole discretion. Major changes or rewrites will normally be discussed with the author. Where extensive editing or rewriting is required, the magazine reserves the right to make adjustments to the author’s fee. For more, feel free to contact us.

Submitting your events

  Caribbean Beat runs a Caribbean events calendar in each bimonthly issue, covering major events and festivals in the region. If you would like to have your event considered for inclusion, please send us the details (date, location, costs, and description of the event) at least three months in advance. For more, please contact us.

  Discover Trinidad & Tobago runs a yearly calendar, both in print and online. To have your event included in the print publication, information must be submitted by August of the year before. We also accept submissions year-round that can be added to our online calendar. For more, please contact us.

Submitting your books, CDs & DVDs for review

Caribbean Beat and the Caribbean Review of Books review forthcoming, new and recent books, music, film and other material for and about the Caribbean for a wide cross-section of readers of Caribbean interest. The material submitted typically should as yet unreleased, and/or not more than 6–12 months old. Some exceptions may be made in compelling circumstances. Scholarly works typically is only reviewed when they might be relevant to non-specialist readers.

If you are a publisher or copyright holder of qualifying material and you would like to submit your title for consideration, please send two copies of the work with a cover sheet or letter — clearly listing the title (and subtitle where appropriate), author’s/artist’s name, publisher’s/producer’s name and full contact information, release date, price, as well as a biography of the artist and any other relevant details — to:

The Editor
Caribbean Beat magazine
MEP Publishers (Media & Editorial Projects Ltd)
6 Prospect Avenue
Maraval, Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

For more, feel free to contact us.

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