This year's Extra Fiction contest was very close, we had many great submissions.
The judge Ernest Hogan has chosen the winners from the five finalists:
"Attack of Las Quetas" by Toni Margarita Plummer
"Beast of Cabo Rojo" by Arnaldo Lopez Jr.
"Sacred Evolution" by Carmen Baca
"la guadaña amorosa" by Samir Sirk Morató
"I Migrated to the US to Escape a Demon" by Javier Loustaunau
Thanks to everyone who submitted and to those who shared the announcement. The editors and judge loved reading these stories and hope to encourage all to write and submit their stories, extra fiction or otherwise.
Stay tuned for the publication of the finalist stories here on Somos en escrito.
…and happy Halloween from Somos en escrito.
We at Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press are pleased to announce Postcards from a PostMexican by Alvaro Ramirez won bronze at the International Latino Book Awards. Specifically, The Victor Villaseñor Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book Award – English.
Congratulations to Alvaro! If you would like to purchase Postcards from a PostMexcian, head to this link here at our Somos en ecrito store. Buying from us helps us publish more award winning books like Postcards from a PostMexican.
To see this and other results of the International Latino Book Awards, click the link below.
Congratulations to Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press ILBA finalists Armando A. Arias and Ernesto Todd Mireles!
Somos en escrito is pleased that the first two books from our press are ILBA finalists! Theorizing César Chávez is a finalist in the category "Victor Villaseñor Latino Focused Nonfiction Book – English" and Insurgent Aztlán is a finalist in the category "Best Political/Current Affairs Book – English."
Congratulations to other finalists who have appeared in Somos en escrito, Alvaro Huerta, Eduardo Cabrera, Sergio Troncoso, and Juan Alvarado Valdivia.
See more at the International Latino Book Awards site.
Click here for the full list of finalists.
Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance reconstructs the relationship between social political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth. Based on decades of organizing experience and scholarly review of the writings of recognized observers and leaders of the process of national liberation movements, author Ernesto Todd Mireles shares a remarkable work of scholarship that incorporates not only the essence of earlier resistance writing, but provides a new paradigm of liberation guidelines for the particular situation of Mexican Americans.
Learn more and get a copy here.
Theorizing César Chávez: New Ways of Knowing STEM presents a new paradigm for examining and analyzing science through an understanding of César Chávez’s values and beliefs, theorizing the application of his innovative thinking to STEM, particularly to address its state in U.S. education today. Author Armando A. Arias ("Dr. Sonny Boy") forges connections between the arts, humanities, social and behavioral and hard sciences, using science friction, including his own visionary travails, to create a presence in the absence of César Chávez.
Learn more and get a copy here.
Congratulations to ILBA finalists who have appeared in Somos en escrito!
Best Latino Focused Fiction Book – English or Bilingual
Cabañuelas: A novel, Norma Elia Cantú; University of New Mexico Press; Mexico/Xicana; San Antonio, TX
Click here to read an excerpt of Cabañuelas.
Best Play or Collection of Plays
Teatro de inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, Eduardo Cabrera; Argentina; Chicago
Click here to read an excerpt of another book by Eduardo Carbrera.
Best Collection of Short Stories – English or Bilingual
A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, Sergio Troncoso; Cinco Puntos Press; U.S. Mexican American; New York
Ballad of a Slopsucker: Stories, Juan Alvarado Valdivia; University of New Mexico Press; Mexico/Peruano; San Francisco
Click here to read an excerpt of Ballad of a Slopsucker.
Best Political/Current Affairs Book – English
Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities, Alvaro Huerta, Hamilton Books; Lanham
Click here to read an excerpt of Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities.
The Results are in!
We had many great entries and loved reading and discussing them all. Thanks to the judge, Ernest Hogan, mutante recombo latinoid father of Chicano Sci-fi and author of Smoking Mirror Blues and High Aztech.
The winner receives $100 and all finalists receive a signed book by Ernest Hogan. The Writer of Promise receives feedback and mentoring from Rudy Ch. Garcia, winner of the Extra Fiction contest in 2018 and author of The Closet of Discarded Dreams. Stay tuned for the winners' stories on Somos en escrito.
"El Parbulito" by Gloria Delgado
"A Story of the Fourth Crusade" by Rosa Martha Villarreal
Excerpt from When Corn People Wage War by Tania Romero
"My Many Faces" by Venetia Sjogren
"Nous Somme dans" by David Vela
Writer of Promise: "Dear Santa of the South Pole" by Gerard Martinez
The Extra-Fiction Contest Winners for 2018!