POTENT Magazine is looking for articles that are valuable and galvanizing to our readership. Selection criteria will be based on: originality, accuracy, quality of writing, tone and timeliness of information. The publication seeks articles that:

  • Provide balanced, stimulating coverage of the Caribbean and Diaspora.
  • Offer new approaches and insights on social issues of the Caribbean and Diaspora.
  • Creatively communicate to readers the appeal of a vibrant, Caribbean culture.
  • Highlight Caribbean achievements and interests.
  • Connect and promote the Caribbean and diasporic community through a shared history and heritage.


PITCH DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017. Email your pitches to:
A special issue will be released at the start of 2018 chronicling the effects of this hurricane season.
Hurricane Irma, Jose, and Maria have caused devastation across the region. There is a humanitarian crisis at hand. The onset of this hurricane season has left some islands inhabitable, spurring new conversations on climate change and renewable energy development in the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, we know the response has been inadequate in relief efforts. Families are without basic necessities (food, water, electricity) to survive. Citizens of Dominica, St. Martin and Barbuda have experienced traumatic events which have inflicted physical damage to their properties, their homes, as well as emotional and psychological damage of leaving their life behind to start over, uncertain of when they can return to rebuild. In this special issue, we will cover topics of: reconstruction, public health, sustainable development, the environmental and financial impact of climate change, how social and racial inequality intensifies natural disasters, the future of Caribbean tourism, personal stories of survival, the Diasporic response, and more.
We are asking interested writers that would like to submit an article, to first pitch their stories to us. Please limit to 250 words or less, with a plan on how it will be told visually. Email your pitches to:
Submission Deadline: N/A
Our cultural identity, our "Caribbean-ness", is often portrayed and represented during Carnival, and expressed through our bodies. But how do our bodies continue to define and shape our culture? How do our bodies represent cultural autonomy, cultural ownership, and how can that be preserved? 

Submission Guidelines (For Print & Digital Issues)

Submissions have a 3,000 word limit.

Submissions must be in Times New Roman, Arial or Georgia, 12 pt. font.

Submissions must be single-spaced. Pages do not have to be numbered.

We do not accept published work.

No simultaneous submissions. If it is being considered at another magazine, we are not interested.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

Along with your submission, please include a short paragraph about yourself and the inspiration behind your submission.


Terms of Publication

By accepting publication, the writer grants POTENT Magazine first-use electronic and first worldwide rights. The writer retains copyright and may publish the submission 120 days elsewhere after it appears in POTENT Magazine. 

By accepting publication, the author gives POTENT Magazine the right to publish the work on and to archive it as part of the issue in which it appeared.

Writers whose work is selected for publication will receive a contract outlining these terms in more detail.

We are unable to respond to inquiries about the status of your submission. If your submission is accepted, we will inform you of which digital issue it will be published in. We appreciate your patience!

If your submission needs to be withdrawn, please send us an email:

We kindly ask that you familiarize yourself with our magazine before sending a submission. You can access our most recent issue here.

Thank you for your interest in POTENT!