Somos en escrito, The Latino Literary Online Magazine, is hosting the first annual Somos en escrito Extra-Fiction Writing Contest. First prize is $100 and publication, second and third prize earn publication, and all winners receive a copy of a signed book by our judge, the father of Chicano Sci-fi, Ernest Hogan.
The deadline is September 30, 2018 and winners will be announced on October 31st (Halloween).
Writings must be by Americans of indigenous/hispanic background (Native American, Chicano, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban and other Latin American origin) born in the USA or from Latin America residing in the USA.
Manuscripts must be unpublished, in English, Spanish, or Spanglish and in any genre reflecting the range of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, in other words, extra-fiction. (Excerpts from novels in progress may also be submitted.) Put “Extra-Fiction Contest 2018” in the email subject line. One submission per author, 6,000 word limit. SUBMISSION IS FREE
Submit text to firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 point Times New Roman, double spaced, indentations at .5 inch. Include bio and photograph (jpg format, min 300 dpi).
Ernest Hogan, considered the Father of Chicano Science Fiction, has said that“Chicano is a science fiction state of being.” The Extra-Fiction Contest seeks the native/latino fantastic or the fantastic native/latino: brujas, rocket ranflas, vampiros under your bed, what Cucuy knows, mythologies you may chant to yourself, or robo abuelita time machines. It is thematically open season on mutantes and/or human beings.
A six-foot tall Aztec leprechaun, Hogan was born in East L.A. His mother’s name was Garcia, and his parents weren’t aware of Ernest Hogan, the Father of Ragtime. He grew up in West Covina, which he considered one of the most boring places in California. Monster movies, comic books, and science fiction, he says, saved his life. The author of High Aztech, Smoking Mirror Blues, and Cortez on Jupiter, his short fiction has appeared in Amazing Stories, Analog, Science Fiction Age, and many other publications. Recently discovered by academia, his “Chicanonautica Manifesto” appeared in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. He blogs at mondoernesto.com and labloga.blogspot.com.