Calling ALL Queer Latin@s!
Recognizing the critical need for Queer Latina voices, we invite you to send us your poems, essays, stories, manifestos, love offerings, or rages against the machine. This anthology, to be published by Kórima Press, will be a queer Latina space of engagement that includes lesbianas, bisexuals,
trans* people, marimachas, mariconas, dykes, etc.
We invite jotas writing from the heart. Tell us your desires, challenges, love, deceit and everything in between. We’re open to various literary genres, fiction, poetry, personal non-fiction, autoethnography, song lyrics, visual art. Entries may be in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or a mix thereof.
Cuéntanos. Send us your corazón on paper.
T. Jackie Cuevas
Anel I. Flores
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach a single Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document containing the following:
- Contact Information
- 150 - 250 word bio
- A high-resolution photograph
- Up to 10 pages of poetry or prose (250 words per page, max)
- If you’re interested in submitting original artwork, send a high-resolution, black and white image for consideration.
Please be sure to write the following in the subject line of the email:
"Jota Submission: YourFullName"
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Compensation: As a small press, Kórima is unable to provide monetary compensation for submissions. Contributors will receive 3 copies of the anthology and will be able to purchase additional copies at-cost, to be determined upon publication.
About the editors:
T. Jackie Cuevas is a queer writer and professor who teaches in San Antonio, TX.
Anel I. Flores is a Jota-Tejana, realtor, artivista and author of *Empanada:
a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas*, living and working en San Anto.
Candace Lopez is a creative writer, professional fundraiser in the non-profit world, and high femme living in Austin, Tejas.
Rita Urquijo-Ruiz is a professor-jota from the borderlands who lives and works in San Antonio, TX.
Associate Professor of Gender Studies, CSU (Stanislaus) Managing Editor, Transgress Press
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Not meaning to ruin anyone’s April Fools’ fun but doing so anyway, I’d just like to remind you that tomorrow* marks the 50th anniversary of the coup d’etat that established the military government in Brazil (1964-1985). That dictatorship was responsible for the torture of thousands, including our current president, countless artists and journalists, and two of my professors at the university; the deaths and disappearances of hundreds; and the economic collapse of the country, that has only managed to start overcoming of that legacy in the past decade. The coup was also financed - and, one could say, demanded - by the United States government at the time, as part of their cold war strategy - since, apparently, making sure poor people had their basic rights attended and that the land wasn’t kept in the hands of a small group of people who didn’t even bother cultivating it is the worst thing that could happen to our continent.
*conservatives will say it happened on March 31st, a less ridiculous date, but don’t listen to them - the worst 21 years in modern Brazilian history began on April 1st 1964.