Dates: May 18-21 , 2011
Nationally prominent authors, editors, and agents will present workshops,
panels, and participate in one-on-one consultations with participants. Quién?--Poeta Alurista, La Bloga's own Michael Sedano, playwright and screenwriter Evelina Fernández, children's book author Monica Brown, Rubén Molina, Demetria Martínez, author of Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana, and Francisco Alarcón, among others. For
more information, go here.
"If you hadn't heard of Tonantzin, the goddess of the Aztecs who was dethroned by the Virgin of Guadalupe, you'll certainly know of her after reading this intriguing novel. Michael manages to summarize 500 years of miracle working performed by the descendants of Guadalupe into a captivating plot. Tony is a modern day young man and the latest in a long line of healers and keeper of the Indian faith which maintains that Tonantzin was never really dethroned. His journey pulls you in, like a wormhole through time."--Cindy Davis, author of the Bandit Books series. For more information, visit here.
Seeking writers over the age of 50
Deadline: May 15
Still Crazy litmag seeks poetry, short stories, and essays that challenge patronizing, sentimental, or stereotyping attitudes toward aging. For more information, visit here.
Deadline: April 18
VONA (The Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) is dedicated to nurturing writers through the traditions, perspectives, and aesthetics of writers of color. Founded by Junot Diaz, Elmaz Abinader, and Diem Jones, the faculty has included Terry McMillan, Martin Espada, and Willie Perdomo. For more information, visit their site.
Kweli Litmag for writers of color seeks submissions
Kweli, a journal for writers of color, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Kweli pays the writers whose work is accepted for publication. Writers previously published by Kweli include Angie Cruz, Victor LaValle, and Nelly Rosario. For more information, visit here.
Anthology on Children & War
Deadline: June 1
Seeking essays, memoirs, and journalism pieces that depict the effects of
war on children from all geographic regions, in past and current wars. Cinco
Puntos Press will publish the anthology in spring of 2012. For more
information, click here.
Label Me Latina/o
Deadline: June 10
Label Me Latina/o Journal seeks scholarly essays focusing on Latino literature, as well as creative literary pieces in English, Spanish, or Spanglish. For more information, visit here.
Girls Write Now seeks mentors
Deadline: June 15
Girls Write Now is a community of women writers—educators, editors, poets,
novelists, playwrights, journalists, publishers, and more—who provide
guidance, support, and opportunities to high school girls. For more information,
visit their website.
The above information courtesy of Latinidad® ©2011 by Marcela Landres.