Open call until May 2023
Are you interested in the future?
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 envisions 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Submit unpublished fiction or nonfiction set in the future or about the Chicano future up to 25 pages.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
See more at the International Latino Book Awards site.
Click here for the full list of finalists.
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.
Learn more and get a copy here.
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.
Learn more and get a copy here.
Congratulations to ILBA finalists who have appeared in Somos en escrito!
Best Latino Focused Fiction Book – English or Bilingual
Cabañuelas: A novel, Norma Elia Cantú; University of New Mexico Press; Mexico/Xicana; San Antonio, TX
Click here to read an excerpt of Cabañuelas.
Best Play or Collection of Plays
Teatro de inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, Eduardo Cabrera; Argentina; Chicago
Click here to read an excerpt of another book by Eduardo Carbrera.
Best Collection of Short Stories – English or Bilingual
A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, Sergio Troncoso; Cinco Puntos Press; U.S. Mexican American; New York
Ballad of a Slopsucker: Stories, Juan Alvarado Valdivia; University of New Mexico Press; Mexico/Peruano; San Francisco
Click here to read an excerpt of Ballad of a Slopsucker.
Best Political/Current Affairs Book – English
Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities, Alvaro Huerta, Hamilton Books; Lanham
Click here to read an excerpt of Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities.
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