Monday, February 26, 2018

Celebrate literature at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 – 11, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. Now in its tenth year, the festival will be held at the beautiful University of Arizona campus on the weekend of March 10 and 11.

I am honored to be a guest this year along with many other Latinx authors including Luis Alberto Urrea, Zoraida Córdova, Erika Sánchez, Daniel José Older, Frederick Luis Aldama, Xelena González, Bill Esparza, Vickie Vértiz, and more! You may check out the list of all guest authors here.



 riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors include Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, Alurista, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lee Blessing, and Sandra Cisneros.

For our 2018 Submissions Period, all submissions (except reviews and interviews) are eligible for contest prizes in three categories: Poetry, Prose, and Art. Here are the full guidelines:

·         Deadline: March 1, 2018.

·         $5 submission fee for all genres (except reviews and interviews)

·         Three prizes of $200 will be awarded in poetry, prose, and art. All entries are eligible for contest prizes. Dramatic scripts and graphic literature will be judged as prose.

·         Multiple submissions are welcome in all genres However, each submission should be uploaded as a separate entry. In other words, one story/essay/art piece/comic/script per $5 entry fee. For poetry, three poems per entry. For specific guidelines, visit the link to our Submittable page below.

·         Previously unpublished work only. Self-published work (in print and/or on the web) is not eligible.

·         Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission as soon as possible.

·         Submissions in, between, and/or beyond English and Spanish are welcome.

·         Current staff, faculty, and students affiliated with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or South Texas College are not eligible to submit original work to riverSedge.

For complete guidelines and to submit your work, visit:

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