Tightrope Books

Call for Contributions

By Tightrope Books | October 26th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Latinas/os PRESENTES: Voice, Culture and Creativity in Nuestra (Our?) Canada.
We are seeking submissions for an edited collection of Latina/o Canadian cultural work to be published in 2010 by Tightrope Books, under their new Zurita imprint and edited by Lorena M. Gajardo, a Latina and scholar of Latino/a Identity in Canada.
This curated collection will present experiences and reflections of Latina/o lives and identity in Canada from the perspective of 2nd and 1.5 generation Latina/o young adults. We are looking for original and previously unpublished works in a variety of genres – poetry, prose, short stories, spoken word, monologues, biographical essays, black and white illustrative work – that address the question of what it means to grow up and be a young Latina/o in Canada.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
Being Latina/o in Canada
Border crossings (all kinds)
Identity struggles
Latina/o artistic production in Canada
Love (including interracial or intercultural relationships)
Activism and Latinidad
Gender and Latinidad
Belonging (or not belonging)
Access or lack of it
Latina/o music in Canada
Self-esteem and being Latina/o
Queer Latinidad
Latinas/os and the media (mainstream, alternative, online)
Submission Guidelines:
Contributions must be submitted electronically by December 18, 2009.
All contributions must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
Email your contribution to Lorena M. Gajardo at gajardolorena2@gmail.com
We look forward to receiving your work.

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