El Porvenir, ¡Ya! was the award-winning first Chicano sci-fi anthology, but the future for raza is still left for us to imagine!
Chicanofuturism: El Porvenir, ¡Ya! II is accepting fiction set in the future for Chicana/o/x people, nonfiction on thoughts about the future of raza, and digital images of any type that envision how the Chicana/o/x future will look.
Submit unpublished fiction or nonfiction set in the future or about the Chicano future up to 25 pages. Submissions may be any number of pieces up to the 25-page limit.
Submissions may be in English or Spanglish and must be in Times New Roman, double spaced, 12pt, docx format. Digital submissions need to be hires and have an artist bio and photo. Submissions must not have been previously published in print or online magazines (your blog or social media is fine). Please attach an author’s photo titled with your name and a short bio in a separate document. In the email, tell us your background and why you are Chicana/o/x, briefly.
Please title the email "Chicanofuturism Submission” and send to email@example.com.
Congratulations to Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press ILBA finalists Armando A. Arias and Ernesto Todd Mireles!
Somos en escrito is pleased that the first two books from our press are ILBA finalists! Theorizing César Chávez is a finalist in the category "Victor Villaseñor Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – English" and Insurgent Aztlán is a finalist in the category "Best Political/Current Affairs Book – English."
Congratulations to other finalists who have appeared in Somos en escrito, Alvaro Huerta, Eduardo Cabrera, Sergio Troncoso, and Juan Alvarado Valdivia.
Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance reconstructs the relationship between social political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth. Based on decades of organizing experience and scholarly review of the writings of recognized observers and leaders of the process of national liberation movements, author Ernesto Todd Mireles shares a remarkable work of scholarship that incorporates not only the essence of earlier resistance writing, but provides a new paradigm of liberation guidelines for the particular situation of Mexican Americans.
Theorizing César Chávez: New Ways of Knowing STEM presents a new paradigm for examining and analyzing science through an understanding of César Chávez’s values and beliefs, theorizing the application of his innovative thinking to STEM, particularly to address its state in U.S. education today. Author Armando A. Arias ("Dr. Sonny Boy") forges connections between the arts, humanities, social and behavioral and hard sciences, using science friction, including his own visionary travails, to create a presence in the absence of César Chávez.
A Creative Non-fiction Anthology of Native and Latina/o/x voices featuring, in part: Carmen Baca, Ernest Hogan, Maria Nieto, Carlota Caulfield, Roberto Haro, and Rosa Martha Villarreal
Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press, an extension of Somos en escrito literary magazine, was founded to be a welcoming venue for American writers of indigenous-hispanic origin (Indigenous and/or Latina/o/x) to share their authentic stories, advance Chicano and Latino literature, and establish literatura latina as very much a part of U.S. American literature. Continually, our authentic voices have been muzzled and our complex narratives stolen from us and made into a derogatory tableau of how the dominant society, through its publishing houses and mass media, prefers for us to be portrayed. We say, Basta! Enough! to the perversion of our culture, our history and our contributions to the U.S. that the mass media peddle and profit from.
THE CALL Nuestra Realidad Creativa will be a collection of authentic stories that explore our creative reality. We are accepting creative nonfiction: memoirs, historical narratives, and journalistic reporting. The topic is open, but we are interested in work that address the expropriation of our culture, our lack of an assertive voice in all areas of social interaction, our grounding in indigenous origins and traditions, our literature and the fine and plastic arts, and the role of education in preserving and enhancing our culture and history.
Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is November 15, 2020. Finalists will be announced by March 15, 2021. Submit manuscripts as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please cite "Realidad Submission" in the Subject box and include an author photo (jpeg) with a bio of no more than 120 words (e.g., state ethnicity, place of birth, previous publications, and current city of residence). Manuscripts should be prepared in Word format, 12 point Times New Roman, double-spaced, and can be written primarily either in English or Spanish. Recommended length is generally from 3,500 to 5,000 words. If you have questions, please email us at: email@example.com.
This is an open call to writers living in the U.S. who have Indigenous American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central and South American origin, born or resident in the U.S.