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Latinidad – Spring 2021: Before and After the Book Deal

Contents:
1. Saludos
2. Q&A: Courtney Maum
3. Resources: $15,000 Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest
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BEFORE YOU SEND IT OUT

“I had a discussion with Marcela about a novel I’ve been working on for over thirteen years. She was supportive in her critique and creative. From her I realized that my writing in the novel is solid but needs rethinking. And she accomplished this with humor and kindness. She saw the music and the crazy images, as well as the need to cut. Mainly, I figure I’m going to get some extra stories and a solid novel out of our discussion. And a wonderful friendship. This was an honest discussion. If you can’t handle honesty, don’t bother talking with Marcela. If you are ready to move forward, make an appointment to talk.”
—Lolita Hernandez, author of Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant, winner of a PEN Beyond Margins Award, https://www.lolitahernandez.com/

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1. Saludos

Critically acclaimed novelist Courtney Maum is a generous friend to writers. Her guide Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book is both comforting and bracing, like hot tea spiked with bourbon. Nearly every page reveals a turn of phrase or tip demanding to be highlighted. The perfect complement to craft books such as Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, Before and After the Book Deal should be read by every aspiring author. To learn more, read the Q&A below with Courtney Maum.

Helping Latinos get published,
Marcela Landres
marcelalandres@yahoo.com
https://marcelalandres.com

2. Q&A

Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre (a GOOP book club pick and one of Glamour Magazine’s top books of the decade), I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and Touch (a New York Times Editor’s Choice and NPR Best Book of the Year selection), the popular guidebook Before and After the Book Deal: A writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting, and surviving your first book, and the forthcoming memoir, The Year of the Horses. A nominee for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, Courtney’s writing has been widely published in such outlets as the New York Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and her short story This is Not Your Fault was turned into an Audible Original at Amazon. Courtney is the founder of the artist residency, The Cabins and she privately coaches writers on how to preserve the mystery and joy of the creative process in a culture that wants artists to become brands. You can sign up for her newsletter at CourtneyMaum.com

Q: Toni Morrison reportedly said, “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” In the introduction to Before and After the Book Deal you wrote, “There are a lot of craft books that tell you how to write a book, but I couldn’t find any that covered what it feels and looks like when you actually publish one. And so I sat down to write the crowdsourced turducken of a selfhelp craft book that I couldn’t find.” Was there a specific moment in the publication of your first novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You that made you realize you must be the one to write Before and After the Book Deal? 

A: While I was on book tour for my debut, I was sitting alone in a hotel that my publisher had generously paid for in a city far from home, and I’d just done yet another book event for a standing room only crowd of like four people. Night after night on that two-week tour, I felt like such a failure. Because no one had told me what to expect on tour, I thought I was supposed to sell cartons of books every night, I thought the bookstores were supposed to be packed, I thought I was supposed to debut on a bestseller list. After the first week of tour, I cracked and called my agent, confiding about my embarrassment over my lackluster crowds. My agent laughed and said that all of this was normal, that the tour wasn’t about sales, it was about building relationships with booksellers. That was the moment the seed was planted for BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL. I hung up the phone thinking, well, if that’s what this is all about why didn’t anyone tell me before I left on tour?
     On the second week of tour in another hotel room, I wrote a piece for Buzzfeed about what the debut experience was like for me. It was candid and honest and it didn’t buckle under the weight of the “hashtag grateful” thing—what I mean is that I think I found a way to acknowledge the privilege and luck of being a touring writer while also sharing how truly hard it is/was. The response to that essay was super positive, not just from writers but from editors and agents. So I thought, maybe I have something here! But I couldn’t write a book about publishing until I’d published more books.

Q: In addition to having authored the acclaimed novels I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, Touch, and Costalegre, you are a Corporate namer, founded the artist residency, The Cabins, and you have published widely in outlets such as New York Times and O, the Oprah Magazine. All this and you have a child. You must be a ninja at time management. How do you do it?

A: I would say that time management is, in fact, my strongest and most valuable skill. To the extent that I can do this (the pandemic makes it challenging, natch) I reserve Mondays and Tuesdays exclusively for my own writing: not for emails, not for freelance work, not for errands or socializing. Wednesdays and Fridays I use for freelance work and administrative stuff for the non-profit arts program I run, The Cabins. Thursdays I try to get back to my own creative projects again. I don’t work on the weekends—it’s crucial that I really unplug and recharge on my days off. Usually on Sundays I cook a bunch of different dishes that I can reheat throughout the week so I don’t have to take too much time on food prep for my family (or listen to my husband claim “there’s nothing to cook.”) I’m loyal to this schedule, week after week, year after year. I’ve also educated my daughter to value what I do and to understand that I find joy and value in it, too. By this point (she’s seven, now) my daughter understands the timeline of book production. She comes to book events with me. She looks at different cover comps. I try to get her invested in what this whole book-making thing entails so that she feels inspired when Mama’s office door is closed instead of excluded.
     And finally, I protect my time. Not just my writing time, my time. I carefully review who asks to friend me on social media and I block people the second something offensive happens. I’ve tried to whittle down my friendships to the ones that bring me joy and emotional nourishment. Pushing out the sub-par people (and Internet trolls) from my life leaves me with a lot more free time!

Q: Your chapbook Notes From Mexico and novel Costalegre are set in Mexico, and you are learning to speak Spanish. What first drew you to Mexico and how has the country and its language influenced your writing?

A: What first drew me to Mexico was an invitation—my husband’s father’s first wife has a beautiful hacienda in Costalegre we first visited in 2007. Accordingly, my first trip to Mexico was effectuated in a bubble—Careyes, though rural, is a really privileged place—but since then we have traveled much more widely throughout Mexico. It’s hard not to fall into platitudes when you’re talking about your affection for a culture that isn’t yours, but one thing that really draws me to Mexican people and Mexican culture is that a lot of Mexicans aren’t jaded. My husband is French, and I’m sorry to generalize, but the French are truly jaded. Many French people come at things from a place of defensiveness and negativity. They’re anti entrepreneurship, and they even describe the weather and other things starting from a place of negativity: “Il ne fait pas moche,” (It isn’t ugly out today), “C’est pas mal,” to describe a dish ordered in a restaurant (“It’s isn’t bad.”) Whereas in Mexico, I think a lot of people approach things from a place of optimism and faith. I find that attitude so energizing, so magical. It changes the way I think about a lot of things and makes me feel lucky for the incredible things I already have.

Q: As The Query Doula you help writers prepare their manuscripts and query letters for an agent’s eyes. What have you leaned from the writers you have coached? 

A: Across the board, regardless of whether I’m coaching a fiction writer or a memoir writer, I would say that most people have a hard time communicating what their story is about and why they are the only person who can write it. The more people identify and own the reasons that push them to write in the first place, the more they will see what their story is. When writers stand up and say, “this highly specific thing is my preoccupation and here is a book about it”—the material truly sings.

Q: What are you working on now that my readers should put on their radar?

A: I’m working to organize the next group retreat for The Cabins, and I’m under contract for a memoir called THE YEAR OF THE HORSES about the year I turned to horse contact to get me out of a serious depression and free fall in my home life. I currently have two ongoing writing courses: one teaches accountability called “Write Day by Day” and the other one, “The Book Deal Toolkit” at Catapult, walks participants through the various materials they need for a book deal. That course information is all on CourtneyMaum.com where you can also subscribe to my newsletter, which has free publishing and writing tips. Good luck to everyone out there working on creative projects—we’ve got this!

3. Resources
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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Deadline: March 28
The Community of Writers will offer online workshops in poetry from June 19 to June 26, in fiction from July 11 to July 17, and in creative nonfiction from August 1 to August 6. Workshops, craft talks, publishing panels, readings, and one-on-one conferences are offered. Faculty include Kirstin Valdez Quade, Hector Tobar, and Alex Espinoza. Fore more information, visit https://communityofwriters.org/
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MIDDLE GRADE FICTION PRIZE
Deadline: April 6
The Kraken Book Prize offers $750 and publication by Regal House Publishing for a work of compelling fiction for the middle grade market. For more information, visit https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/
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$40,000 CREATIVE NONFICTION GRANTS
Deadline: April 26
The Whiting Foundation offers up to eight grants of $40,000 each for creative nonfiction works-in-progress to enable writers to complete their books. For more information, visit https://www.whiting.org/writers/creative-nonfiction-grant
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ADRIENNE RICH AWARD FOR POETRY
Deadline: April 30
A prize of $1500 and publication in Beloit Poetry Journal is given for a single poem. For more information, visit https://www.bpj.org/about/rich-award
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$2000 POETRY PRIZE
Submission Period: April 1 – May 1
The Backwaters Prize offers the winner $2000 and the honorable mention $1000 for a poetry collection or a single long poem. Both winners will be awarded the publication of their book by the University of Nebraska Press under its imprint, The Backwaters Press. For more information, visit http://thebackwaterspress.com
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RAYMOND CARVER SHORT STORY CONTEST
Submission Period: April 1 – May 15
A prize of $2000 and publication in Carve Magazine is offered for a short story. For more information, visit http://www.carvezine.com
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$2500 ESSAY AWARD
Deadline: May 18
The Conger Beasley Award for Nonfiction offers $2500 and publication in New Letters for an essay. For more information, visit https://www.newletters.org/
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$15,000 BOOK PIPELINE UNPUBLISHED CONTEST
Early Bird Deadline: June 1
The Book Pipeline Unpublished Contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction: Literary, Mystery/Thriller,Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Nonfiction. Winners and finalists receive: $15,000 to winners ($2,500 for each category winner); immediate circulation to publishers, agents, editors, and other execs; and consideration from producers seeking projects for film and TV adaptation. For more information, visit https://bookpipeline.com/
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CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK AWARD
Deadline: June 15
The Little, Brown Emerging Artist Awards seeks to encourage the development of high-quality children’s picture books that resonate with readers of diverse backgrounds and experiences, that in some manner draw from the rich cultural experiences of this country—whether they manifest in character, theme, setting, plot, or are derived simply from the artist’s own experience of identity. For more information, visit http://lbartistaward.com
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SEEKING REVOLUTIONARY QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR
The Aunt Lute Foundation is a multicultural women’s press. The priority of their staff is to publish fiction and nonfiction by women, both transgender and cisgender, not traditionally served by mainstream publishers, particularly works by women of color. For more information, visit http://www.auntlute.com
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“The late writer Terry Pratchett has a quote about the revision process that always comforts me: ‘The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.’ A key to success during the revision process is thinking about developmental edits as writing support instead of criticism. Your editor is your partner, not your enemy. This bears repeating: your editor/partner is working to turn your manuscript into something readable by a wider public, instead of something that can only be appreciated by you.”
Courtney Maum

Latinidad® © 2003 by Marcela Landres

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Latinidad – Winter 2020: Best Books of the Year

Contents:
1. Saludos
2. The Latinidad List
3. Resources: Dryland
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BEFORE YOU SEND IT OUT

“I thought I was all set to send out my book proposal—thank goodness a friend directed me to Marcela Landres first! Marcela showed me how to make my proposal much better, and how to become well published—not just published. My career is much stronger after working with Marcela. She offers one of the best bargains in the business I’ve encountered.”
—Lisa Scott, author of the Flirts! short story collections and The Willowdale Romance series, http://readlisascott.com

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1. Saludos

One of the few silver linings of the pandemic is people are reading more books. Since a vaccine is not likely to be widely available for a bit, this holiday season is the perfect time to give books as presents. Support independent booksellers (instead of retailers who don’t pay taxes) by shopping online via Bookshop, https://bookshop.org/. For specific gift ideas, see the Latinidad List below, my annual round-up of the best Latino books of the year.

Helping Latinos get published,
Marcela Landres
marcelalandres@yahoo.com
https://marcelalandres.com

2. The Latinidad List

Literary Novel – Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
Timeless yet reflective of our fractured times, a tale ostensibly about widowhood that is actually about sisterhood and community.

Graphic Novel – You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez
Sensitively depicted origin story of a lad coming to terms with his identity, dreams, and family.

Short Story Collection – Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories by Donna Miscolta
Like Beverly Cleary’s Ramona, Angie Rubio is a delightful character for the ages, by turns laugh-out-loud funny and earnest.

Thriller – The Cipher by Isabella Maldonado
Foster child turned FBI agent hunts down a serial killer while she faces her own inner demons in this briskly paced thriller.

Memoir – Unforgetting by Roberto Lovato
Machete sharp insights and images make this memoir about a man and his two countries unforgettable.

Poetry – Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez
Joy of wordplay dances with grief by an author bearing witness to a war in which she did not fight.

Self-help – Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts by Nina and Sonya Montenegro
A soulful guide that persuasively presents sewing as a form of meditation.

Young Adult – Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richie Narvaez
If Elmore Leonard were Latino and wrote YA, he would have written this witty page-turner.

Middle Grade – The Everything I Have Lost by Sylvia Zeleny
Heartwarming yet heartbreaking story of a precocious girl who copes with her father’s mysterious job and her mother’s emotional absence.

Children’s Picture Book – LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress by Joana Pastro
Essential reading for those of us who aspire to be queens, not princesses.

3. Resources
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WANT TO WORK IN BOOK PUBLISHING?
Application Period: Opens in December
Course Dates: June 14-July 23
The best way to improve the quantity and quality of Latino books published is for more Latinos to work in publishing. A time-honored method of breaking into the book biz is to attend the Columbia Publishing Course (CPC). Their staff works tirelessly to help graduates land the all-important first job. If you dream of working in book publishing, the CPC would be a smart investment of your time and money. Note the course is open to international applicants, and some financial aid is available. To learn more, visit http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/publishing
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$7500 ESSAY PRIZE
Deadline: January 15
The Calibre Essay Prize offers approximately $7500 and publication in Australian Book Review for an essay. For more information, visit https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/calibre-prize
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DRYLAND
Submission Period: Opens January 30
Dryland, a literary journal based in South Central Los Angeles, seeks poetry, prose, and art by subversive and bold voices. They are proud to publish never published, emerging, and established writers/poets/artists. English and Spanish language pieces are welcome. For more information, visit https://drylandla.org
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POETRY COLLECTION AWARD
Deadline: January 31
The Terry J. Cox Poetry Award offers $1000 and publication by Regal House Publishing for a poetry collection. For more information, visit https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/
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HARPUR PALATE
Submission Period: February 1 to April 15
Harpur Palate has no restrictions on subject matter or form. Quite simply, send them your highest quality short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. For more information, visit https://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu
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MEDICAL POEM PRIZE
Deadline: February 14
The Hippocrates Prize offers £1000 (approximately $1300) and publication in the Hippocrates Prize anthology for a poem on a medical issue. For more information, visit http://hippocrates-poetry.org/index.html
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NEW ENGLAND REVIEW
Reading Period: Opens March 1
The New England Review seeks fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, creative writing for the web site (NER Digital), cover art, and art for their website. They encourage submissions from writers of every nationality, race, religion, and gender, including writers who have never been affiliated with an MFA program and whose perspectives are often underrepresented in the literary world. For more information, visit http://www.nereview.com
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FIVE:2:ONE MAGAZINE
FIVE: 2:ONE is primarily dedicated to the transgressive, the progressive and the experimental. They want to hear from experimental writers who are POC, LGTBQ, women/femme/nonbinary, neurodivergent, trauma survivors, nonreligious/atheist/pagan, or any other person that is often underrepresented in literature. For more information, visit http://five2onemagazine.com
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AMERICAN SCHOLAR
The American Scholar is a quarterly magazine for the general reader by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. They accept nonfiction by known and unknown writers. For more information, visit https://theamericanscholar.org
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SOUTHWESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Southwestern American Literature is a biannual scholarly journal that includes literary criticism, fiction, poetry, and book reviews concerning the Greater Southwest. They accept submissions year-round. Previously published authors include Jennifer Givhan and Simon Ortiz. For more information, visit https://www.txstate.edu/cssw/publications/sal.html
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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ONLY WHEN SHARED
Please forward Latinidad® widely.
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SUCCESS STORIES
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“Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.”
—Jeanette Winterson

Latinidad® © 2003 by Marcela Landres

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Latinidad – Winter 2019: Best Books of the Year

Contents:
1. Saludos
2. The Latinidad List
3. Resources: Want to Work in Book Publishing?
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BEFORE YOU SEND IT OUT

“Marcela is a savvy guide for a writer through the publishing labyrinth. She treats writers with respect and with concern for their success. I always enjoyed our discussions and her encouragement. When we discussed my writing on the phone I liked her being sure that I understood precisely what she wanted me to know. I recall how she was so delighted with my writing sample at a writers’ conference. ‘. . . the novel I’ve been waiting for,’ she said. Alas, the rest of my book wasn’t what she had been waiting for, and she let me down gently. However, her candor helped me realize that my fiction had its roots in non-fiction, and my experiences read like fiction. So I write non-fiction. Most of my life I have sought the secret of life. I found the answer and it became my book, Power: A Memoir. Marcela may not know, but her early encouragement fueled my persistence.”
—Leilani Grajeda-Higley, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/931451

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1. Saludos

Despite the relentless growth of a certain online retailer, according to the American Booksellers Association independent bookstores are thriving. (See the ABA’s web site for more information: https://www.bookweb.org/for-the-record) Be part of this success story by doing your holiday shopping at your local bookstore. Read on to find the Latinidad List, my round-up of this year’s best Latino books, some of which may be the perfect gift for your loved ones. Enjoy, and please share the list.

Helping Latinos get published,
Marcela Landres
marcelalandres@yahoo.com
https://marcelalandres.com

2. The Latinidad List

Debut Novel – Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
A siren’s call of poetry and curanderismo, ghosts and gossips, lost treasure and found memories.

Women’s Fiction – Side Chick Nation by Aya de Leon
A Latina Ocean’s 8 (ideally starring Cardi B) which brilliantly braids politics and pop culture.

Literary Novel – The Affairs of the Falcons by Melissa Rivero
A slice of life usually lived in the shadows told by an important new voice.

Memoir – Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz
Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight meets Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle in a memoir as powerful as a clenched fist.

Short Story Collection – Ballad of a Slopsucker by Juan Alvarado Valdivia
Muscular stories about male pain, unanswerable questions, and resilient hope.

Poetry – The Crazy Bunch by Willie Perdomo
Part memorial, part (self) interrogation on legacy, storytelling, and bearing witness.

Cookbook – Latin Superfoods by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
Sensuous and sensible recipes fit for both foodies and fans of Latin fare.

Young Adult – Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
With a vibrant voice that leaps off the page, Bronx Boricua Juliet embodies and inspires joy as she stumbles out of the closet.

Middle Grade – The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcarcel
Pitch-perfect depiction of the trials and tribulations of being bicultural not just in the US, but in middle grade.

Children’s Picture Book – A New Home by Tania de Regil
Original juxtaposing of NYC and Mexico City shows how more alike than dissimilar these cities—and their inhabitants—are.

3. Resources
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PAGE PRIZE IN NON-FICTION
Entry Period: January 1 – 31
The Pinch Journal is pleased to announce the creation of The Page Prize in non-fiction. Winner will receive $1000. Esme Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias, will judge. For more information, visit http://www.pinchjournal.com/new-page-2
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ECOTONE
Submission Period: January 26 – February 1
Ecotone, the literary magazine dedicated to reimagining place, seeks writers historically underrepresented in literary publishing and in place-based contexts: people of color, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, gender-nonconforming people, LGBTQIA+, women, and others. For more information, visit https://ecotonemagazine.org
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SHORT MEMOIR PRIZE
Deadline: January 31
A prize of approximately $1100 and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given for a short memoir. For more information, visit https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/short-memoir-contest/
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$5000 CREATIVE WRITING RESIDENCIES
Deadline: February 1
The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers $5000 to writers of fiction and/or literary nonfiction. For more information, visit https://stadlercenter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/52898
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SENECA REVIEW
Reading Period: February 1 – March 15
The Seneca Review’s emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world. They consistently publish emerging writers and are always open to new, innovative work. For more information, visit https://www.hws.edu/senecareview/index.aspx
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WILLOW RUN POETRY BOOK AWARD
Deadline: February 20
A prize of $1000 and publication in Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, is offered for an unpublished book length collection of poetry. The award is open to all poets writing in English around the world. For more information, visit https://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com/awards-deadlines-and-guidelines/willow-run-poetry-book-award/
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LOW RESIDENCY MFA MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: March 1
The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College has always been a place exceptionally diverse in gender, age, occupation, academic background, and aesthetic views. The Holden Minority Scholarship provides full tuition and residency fees for a student of color’s entire 4-semester degree program. For more information, visit http://www.wwcmfa.org
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WANT TO WORK IN BOOK PUBLISHING?
Application Deadline: March 6
Course Dates: June 14-July 24
The best way to improve the quantity and quality of Latino books published is for more Latinos to work in publishing. A time-honored method of breaking into the book biz is to attend the Columbia Publishing Course (CPC). Their staff works tirelessly to help graduates land the all-important first job. If you dream of working in book publishing, the CPC would be a smart investment of your time and money. Note the course is open to international applicants, and some financial aid is available. To learn more, visit http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/publishing
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NEW RIVERS PRESS
Submission Period: March 1–March 31
For their general submissions, New Rivers Press seeks book-length literary manuscripts in the categories of: short story/novella collections; novels; memoirs; essay collections; poetry collections; and hybrid forms. For more information, visit https://www.newriverspress.com
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SFWP QUARTERLY
The SFWP Quarterly is an online literary journal which provides a home for published and unpublished authors featuring fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and experimental work. For more information, visit https://santafewritersproject.submittable.com/submit
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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ONLY WHEN SHARED
Please forward Latinidad® widely.
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For more resources, follow me on:
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/marcelalandres
Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcelalandres
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SUCCESS STORIES
Has Latinidad® been of help to you? E-mail your success stories to marcelalandres@yahoo.com
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SHARE
Want to see your announcement in an upcoming issue of Latinidad®? E-mail your postings to marcelalandres@yahoo.com
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REPRINTS
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“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’ ”—Erma Bombeck

Latinidad® © 2003 by Marcela Landres