January 19, 2019

Dear Writers & Readers, 

We want to thank each and every one of you for all that you do for literature and art, for sending us your words, and for supporting Origins from the start. We are proud to have published your poems and stories and honored to have interviewed so many extraordinary poets and writers. 

After four and a half years, we are closing up shop. The demands of “day” jobs and the need to stay current and connected in order to ensure that a literary magazine succeeds are very real conflicts that our team can no longer ignore. 

For the time being, we will keep Origins online and all content will be accessible. If you would like to purchase a print copy of one of the issues, you may still do so here. We also invite you to donate to Origins to help us defray the costs of maintaining the website for the foreseeable future and to contact us at originsjournal[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions or just want to stay in touch.

Diversity is fast becoming the norm in publishing, as it should be. We hope that we’ve played a small part in achieving this long-overdue goal. 

Happy New Year!

Dini & the Origins Team




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Women Writers of the Caribbean

An interview series devoted to the complications, wonders and triumphs of the Caribbean and Caribbean American experience. In this series, writers discuss the influence of their cultural heritage on their work, craft techniques, and the state of the Caribbean literature in America today, among other topics.