CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Canto a San Francisco – An anthology of Latino Writing (working title): A call for poetry, fiction, and essays by and about Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Who are we as Latinos in the Bay Area? This anthology aims to showcase our stories and impressions of beloved characters, barrios, movimientos, coastal hangouts, quinceañeras, street fights, business negocios, victories and sorrows. We are busboys, lawyers, dancers, bankers, curanderas, vaqueros, tech moguls, abuelitas, teachers, punk poets, playwrights, sex workers, stockbrokers, santeros, cholos, queer parents, nuns, sci-fi nerds and more. Tell us about the Bay Area city that has cradled you, called you, exalted or abandoned you. We welcome triunfos, tragedias and everything in between as long as your work involves Latino characters who are rooted in the locales of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We want our lives present on the page.
Submission Guidelines: We are calling for submissions of fiction (up to 4000 words), poetry (up to 5 poems), and prose (up to 3000 words). All prose and poetry must be written by Latinos and must connect to the Bay Area. We want your most vibrant prose, poetry, and fiction. Spanish submissions welcome in poetry. Please submit a cover letter, specify the title of your piece, the genre, and any writing credits. Submit in rtf. doc., or pdf. Deadline: March 31st, 2016
Please send any inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the editors:
Sara Campos is a writer, consultant, and immigrant rights attorney with an MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She has published fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in a number of publications including, St. Anne’s Review, Rio Grande Review, Great River Review, Platte Valley Review, Cipactli, Colorlines, AlterNet Media, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is also the recipient of the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, residencies with Hedgebrook and the Anderson Center, and has been a Voices of Our Nation (VONA) and Macondo fellow. She is currently writing a novel of historical fiction set in Spain and Guatemala.
Leticia Del Toro is a Xicana writer, arts activist and teacher from Northern California with roots in Jalisco, Mexico. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Mutha Magazine and Palabra, among others. Her awards include a Hedgebrook Residency for Women Authoring Change, a fellowship from the New York State Writers Institute and other prizes. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, UC Davis and is a VONA Voices fellow. She is currently producing a short story collection, Café Colima, which was a finalist for the Maurice Prize in fiction from UC Davis.