Latina Authors and Their Muses.

Latina Authors and Their Muses has just been published! I feel so honored to be part of this wonderful book! Editor extraordinaire Mayra Calvani has worked so hard at it…and now we have los buenos resultados. You can get it now at Amazon Press Release Wisdom and Inspiration from Latina Authors in New Compilation Latina Authors…

“No ‘tude in Taos!” Why writers keep coming back

Originally published in Tempo, a Taos News publication Many people have come to Taos on a literary quest, since the times of D.H. Lawrence and Willa Cather. There are writing workshops, salons and conferences going on year-round. The most famous is perhaps the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference that celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. It…

How to put together a short story collection…in order to sell it

Originally published in Latina Book Club You may have published a dozen or more short stories in magazine, e-zines, anthologies and literary blogs, and you are quite proud of them. “They are so good,” you tell yourself. “Heck, they are gems!” But what to do with them? Not many publishers are interested in short story…

Rockland

Originally published in Another Realm   Linda Mendez’s mission was to get rid of an infestation of killer rocks, as the Board had called it. She felt excited about her first real job after college, but still found it strange to consider rocks (or anything coming from the earth) as an enemy. During her childhood,…

HABANERA, A PORTRAIT OF A CUBAN FAMILY

Excerpt from the novel Chapter 1 The Havana cemetery was my first playground. Ponciano Querejeta, my maternal grandfather, liked to stroll by the graves and to read under the palm trees. He often sat on a bench and sang in his baritone voice. His favorite tune came from the Spanish zarzuela Los Gavilanes: “Oh, mi…

La Regenta in New York

Cuban Cultural Center of New York Teresa Dovalpage’s La Regenta en La Habana Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm The New York City launching of La Regenta en La Habana, Teresa Dovalpage’s delightful and original new novel. In her latest work, the author takes Clarin’s classic masterpiece as a point of departure, with contemporary Havana as…

SPECIAL ISSUE AND CONTEST: SOUTHERN SIN

SPECIAL ISSUE AND CONTEST: SOUTHERN SIN Deadline: July 31, 2012 From:  http://www.creativenonfiction.org/ Creative Nonfiction and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness–whether you’re skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor’s Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet…

Label Me Latina/o

CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORKS FOR Label Me Latina/o Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatinao.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose…

Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshop

CRISTINA GARCIA WORKSHOPS Registration Deadline: March 1 Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshops was founded by critically acclaimed author Cristina Garcia. Faculty includes Chris Abani, Denise Chávez, Kimiko Hahn, and Martín Espada. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, visit http://www.lasdosbrujas.com/