Our Contests are part of how we encourage and promote raza authors to express the narratives and needs of our communities, and receive the recognition they deserve.
We have run our EXTRA FICTION CONTEST since 2018, judged by the father of Chicano sci-fi Ernest Hogan. See below for submission times and rules.
Our upcoming "Raza Story of the Year Contest" will open December 2023. Stay tuned for more details!
JUDGE ERNEST HOGAN
1st place: $100 and a copy of El Porvenir, ¡Ya! Chicano Sci-fi Anthology.
2nd place: Copy of El Porvenir, ¡Ya!.
3rd place: Copy of El Porvenir, ¡Ya!.
Two Honorary Mentions.
All Finalists will have their stories published online in Somos en escrito Literary Magazine.
The 2023 judge will be ESTELLA GONZALEZ, the author of the award-winning short story collection, Chola Salvation. She has also been published by Kweli Journal, Huizache, Asteri(x) Journal, and other literary journals. Among numerous awards are the Cornell University's Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing, a Pushcart Prize “Special Mention” and a “Reading Notable” for The Best American Non-Required Reading. Chola Salvation won her a Rising Star award from the annual International Latino Book Awards as well as gold medals for Best First Book and Best Short Story Collection. Estella received her B.A. in English from Northwestern University and her MFA in fiction from Cornell University. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.