Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press is dedicated to publishing raza authors to express the narratives and needs of our communities, which typically get overlooked by the mainstream presses. We intend to be the institution nobody else will build for us.
We seek to publish books that look to the future, where gente exist, that finds solutions in storytelling, rather than provide mere visibility. We promote narratives that break cycles, call to action: fiction that goes hand in hand with our nonfiction books that allow our community to do more than gaze in the mirror, but meditate on solutions within, the future, and transformation.
Bella, Collector of Cuentos is about a girl who is pulled into a realm of spirits and ancestors to record their cuentos and wisdom. Bella is about the importance of remembering the dead, connecting to the folktales that create culture and revitalizing who we are.
Carmen Baca taught high school and college English for thirty-six years before retiring in 2014. Her debut novel El Hermano published in April of 2017 and became a finalist in the NM-AZ book awards program in 2018. Her third book, Cuentos del Cañón, received first place for short story fiction anthology in 2020 from the same program. To date, she has published 6 books and close to 60 short works in online literary magazines and anthologies. She and her husband live a quiet life in the country caring for their animals and any stray cat that happens to come by.
Our Creative Realidades
Our Creative Realidades: A collection of nonfiction writing by Maria Nieto, Kathleen Alcalá, Carlota Caulfield, Carmen Baca, Ernest Hogan, Rosa Martha Villarreal, Juan Alvarado, Vanessa Caraveo, Norma Burgos-Vázquez, Victoria Orozco, Nise Guzman, Matthew Olivas, Edel Romay, Alvaro Ramirez, David Vela and Robert René Galván. This collection of memoir, scholarship and thought is intended to offer our diverse communities' reality to combat the widely spread violent or paternalistic fantasies about us.