Monday, October 03, 2005


Monday’s post from Daniel Olivas

María Herrera-Sobek is Chair of the Chicana and Chiano Studies Department and holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She taught at the University of California, Irvine for several years and has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford and Harvard Universities. Herrera-Sobek is the author of several books including The Bracero Experience: Elitelore versus Folklore (1979); The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis (1990); and Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song (1993).

In addition she is the editor or co-editor of numerous anthologies including Beyond Stereotypes: The Critical Analysis of Chicana Literature (1985); Chicana Creativity and Criticism: Charting New Frontiers in Chicana Literature (with Helena María Viramontes) (1988 and 1996); Gender and Print Culture: New Perspectives on International Ballad Studies (1991); Reconstructing a Chicano/a Literary Heritage: Hispanic Colonial Literature of the Southwest (1993); Chicano Renaissance: Contemporary Trends in Chicano Culture (with David Maciel and Isidro Ortiz) (2000). Santa Barraza: The Life and Work of a Mexica/Tejana Artist (2001).

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PALABRA, a magazine of Chicano/Latino literary art, invites submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and short plays that “bend rules, cross boundaries, and explore new territory in Chicano and Latino literature, lenguaje y pensamiento...Pues, ya saben...” Las Guidelines/Reglas: fiction & creative nonfiction up to 3500 words, poems 3-5 with a max of 50 lines each, plays up to 10 pages. Sorry, no genre work. Unpublished work only, including work published online in any manner. Include name, address, phone number and e-mail on each submission. Simultaneous submission OK. No multiple submissions. Response time 2-3 months. Snail mail submissions only. Include SASE for response only. Submissions accepted year-round. Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be shredded and reycled. PALABRA acquires first worldwide serial rights, nonexlusive electronic rights and nonexclusive anthology rights. Some pay. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Mail submissions to:

P.O.BOx 86146
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0146

For additional INFORMATION ONLY, E-mail

LOS GANADORES: The winners of the 31st Chicano/Latino Literary Contest have just been announced. This year the genre was poetry:

1st Prize: Javier Huerta – Some Clarifications
2nd Prize: Pablo Miguel Martínez – Before Stars Were Moored
3rd Prize: Javier Campos – El poeta joven

Visit the Contest’s Web page for more information and news on next year’s contest.

NUEVO LIBRO: Rigoberto González reviews Sylvia Torti's The Scorpion's Tail (Curbstone Press), winner of the 2005 Miguel Mármol Prize for Latino literature. He says that the novel “is a poignant look at the complexity of responses to the Zapatista movement as seen through the eyes of those who experienced the pivotal event as it unfolded on that fateful New Year's Day.” I note that González is an award-winning writer and associate professor of English and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

MÁS NOTICIAS: The new issue of Somos Primos is now live online. Somos Primos is “Dedicated to Hispanic Heritage and Diversity Issues” and is produced by the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research . . . BUY A FRIEND A BOOK: You must go here to find out what this is about.

All done. We survived the fires more or less intact. So, until next Monday, enjoy the intervening posts from my compadres at La Bloga. ¡Lea un libro!


Unknown said...

Great and informative post as usual. Glad you are okay and that your survived the fires.

daniel olivas said...