Interview with Karina Cano

Hispanic.com

Interview with Karina Cano, site manager for Hispanic.com. Karina is of Hispanic and Yaqui Indian descent, a U.T. Austin grad and calls the Alamo City of San Antonio home.

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Teresa Dovalpage: Why did you decide to open Hispanic.com?

Karina Cano: We re-launched Hispanic.com last year.  It’s been a lot of fun (and a lot of work, claro, but we love it!)  We’d originally launched it a few years back initially.

Teresa Dovalpage: What does Hispanic.com do? 

Karina Cano: Hispanic.com is a promotional and publishing platform to and from Hispanics, Latinos, and the public.  

Teresa Dovalpage: Can anyone collaborate? How long should the articles be?

Karina Cano: Yes, we welcome submissions to the site.  We publish all kinds of information to include opinion articles, interviews, and press releases.  We also promote that information to the public via our social media, RSS, and newsletter feeds.

Teresa Dovalpage: Is there any particular topic you are interested in publishing?

Karina Cano: We publish most all topics as long as they meet our site’s guidelines.  We review all information submitted to ensure it’s of interest to the community.  

Teresa Dovalpage: Do you accept short fiction or poetry?

Karina Cano:  Short fiction or poetry is a great idea!  I’d say on a case by case basis, we would be happy to publish this, dependent on the material.  We encourage folks to get in touch.

Teresa Dovalpage: There are many interesting articles and interviews in Hispanic.com, but Latino recipes are among my favorites. I loved Pinto Beans a la Charra… enjoy!

pinto beans courtesy jeffreyw

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About dovalpage

Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana and now lives in Taos, New Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Spanish literature and teaches at UNM Taos. She also freelances for Taos News, Profile, Hispanic Executive and other publications. A bilingual author, she has published eight novels, six in Spanish and two in English, two collections of short stories in Spanish and one in English. Her English-language novels are A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004) and Habanera, a Portrait of a Cuban Family (Floricanto Press, 2010). Her collection of short stories The Astral Plane, Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond was published by the University of New Orleans Press in 2012. In her native Spanish she has authored the novels Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006, a runner-up for the Herralde Award in Spain), El difunto Fidel (The late Fidel, Renacimiento, 2011, that won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009), Posesas de La Habana (Haunted Ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004), La Regenta en La Habana (Edebe Group, Spain, 2012,) Orfeo en el Caribe(Atmósfera Literaria, Spain, 2013) and El retorno de la expatriada (The expat’s return, Egales, Spain, 2014). Her short novel Las Muertas de la West Mesa (The West Mesa Murders, based on a real event) is currently being published in serialized format by Taos News.
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