The Results are in!
First place: "La Elotera" by Enrique Varela
Second place: "Garden People" by Shaiti Castillo
Third place: "Major Juan to Earth Control" by Richie Narvaez
Honorary Mentions: "May We Be Named" by Angela Acosta & "The Collaborator" by Marco Subias
Congratulations to the finalists and thanks to everyone who entered a story, it was tough this year. Thanks to Ernest Hogan for judging.
Stay tuned for the publishing of the finalists here in Somos en escrito!
Contest submission is free and is open for any Native or Latina/o/x person from or residing in the USA (of American Indian, Chicano/Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, Central American, or South American origin).
Manuscripts must be unpublished, in English, Spanish, or Ingléspañol. Put “2022 Extra-Fiction Contest” in the email subject line. Email Word format (.docx) unpublished submissions with short bio in third person in separate Word attachment and author’s photo (label your name, not author photo) to firstname.lastname@example.org. One submission per author, 6,000 word limit, contact us beforehand if the submission is over 6,000 words. Submission is free.
Deadline is October 31, 2022.
Speculative-fiction stories published in Somos en escrito during the year are considered for the contest.
Judging the finalists is Ernest Hogan, godfather of Chicano Science-Fiction and author of Cortez on Jupiter, High Aztech, and Smoking Mirror Blues.
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.
This year's Extra Fiction contest was very close, we had many great submissions.
The judge Ernest Hogan has chosen the winners from the five finalists:
"Attack of Las Quetas" by Toni Margarita Plummer
"Beast of Cabo Rojo" by Arnaldo Lopez Jr.
"Sacred Evolution" by Carmen Baca
"la guadaña amorosa" by Samir Sirk Morató
"I Migrated to the US to Escape a Demon" by Javier Loustaunau
Thanks to everyone who submitted and to those who shared the announcement. The editors and judge loved reading these stories and hope to encourage all to write and submit their stories, extra fiction or otherwise.
Stay tuned for the publication of the finalist stories here on Somos en escrito.
…and happy Halloween from Somos en escrito.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10.8.2021!
Do you think your story is too far out for any magazine to accept? Did you submit a yarn that was rejected because it was beyond fiction? Not too far out for us!
We've even started a contest!
Calling all writers in any genre going beyond the norm, who reflect the wide range of science fiction, fantasy, horror, spec-lit, or just weird—in other words, extra-fiction.
Ernest Hogan was born in East L.A. His mother’s name was Garcia. 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, Somos en escrito, and many other publications. Recently discovered by academia, his “Chicanonautica Manifesto” appeared in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. He blogs at mondoernesto.com.
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