On Getting Published by Soho Press: Teresa Dovalpage Interviews Yezanira Venecia

If you want to hear from an insider in the publishing business, read this interview with my wonderful Soho Crime editor Yezanira Venecia.

This interview with Yezanira Venecia is part of a Latino Stories interview with Latinx editors, publishers and authors in the mystery/noir/detective genre.


Yezanira Venecia is Assistant Editor at Soho Press. She was born in Mission, TX. Venecia received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, has over five years of editorial experience and has formed long-lasting relationships with all of her authors. Before joining Soho Press, she worked as an editor at Siren-BookStrand, Inkspell Publishing, and Skyhorse Publishing, working with various genres and New York Times bestselling authors. As an assistant editor for Soho Crime’s imprint, she is interested in and cares about helping multicultural authors gain a platform to publish their work. 

Dovalpage: What is the best advice you’d give to aspiring mystery writers before they submit their work to Soho Crime?

Venecia: My advice isn’t just for Soho, it’s for any publisher they are submitting to. I recommend aspiring writers to research each publishing company before they submit to it. Does their novel fit with the publisher’s literary list and their current mandate? Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how great of a novel you have if it doesn’t align with the publisher’s list.

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