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.
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
Somos en escrito Magazine
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on October 31st (Halloween).
First Prize is $100 and publication in Somos en escrito Magazine.
Second, third, and two honorary mentions will earn publication.
All winners will receive a signed book by our judge, Ernest Hogan, the father of Chicano Sci-fi in his second straight assignment as judge.
A non-finalist will be selected as a writer of promise to receive feedback and mentoring from last year’s winner, Rudy Ch. Garcia.
Writings must be by Americans of indigenous-hispanic background (Native American, Chicanan, Latina/o/x) born in the USA or from Latin America residing in the USA. Excerpts from novels in progress may also be submitted.
Manuscripts must be unpublished, in English, Spanish, or Ingléspañol. Put “Extra-Fiction Contest 2019” in the email subject line. One submission per author, 6,000 word limit. Provide author name and contact details in the email, and title of submitted piece; no identification on the manuscript.
SUBMISSION IS FREE.
Submit to email@example.com. 12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced, indentations at .5 inch. Include bio and photograph (jpg format, min 900 dpi).
Spread the word with other far-out writers.
The Extra-Fiction Contest Winners for 2018!