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Taking Submissions: Not Your Papi’s Utopia: Latinx Visions of Radical Hope
Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Payment: Short Stories: $400, Narrative Comics and One-Act Plays: $300, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Graphic Arts: $100
Theme: Speculative fiction written by Latinx authors in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. We are looking for works that take classic utopian ideas and reexamine them through a radical Latinx lens and create something compelling and new.
Editors: Alex Hernandez, Matthew David Goodwin, Sarah Rafael García, Sara Rivera
We are currently taking original and unpublished short stories, poetry, plays, and graphic arts for Not Your Papi’s Utopia, an anthology of speculative fiction written by Latinx authors in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. We are looking for works that take classic utopian ideas and reexamine them through a radical Latinx lens and create something compelling and new. The submissions should not be perfect visions of an idyllic society, but gripping tales of a society trying to do better, to be more in harmony with the environment, and to build more equitable societies. Conflict is necessary for most good stories, but a general sense of optimism about the future or a viable pathway to hope is a must for this collection.
We are accepting any of the speculative genres that fit the general theme, but here are some genres we are actively seeking: AfroLatinx Futurism, Indigenous Futurism, Speculative
Metafiction, Solarpunk, Ecofiction, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Slipstream, Apocalyptic/Post- Apocalyptic Fiction, Speculative Non-Fiction, Alien Environments, Alternate Histories/Futures,
Multiverse or Parallel Worlds, Secret Histories/Futures
The anthology will affirm the diversity of interests, and concerns of Latinas/os, as well as the overlapping identities that contribute to the Latinx experience. Although the anthology will be published in English, submissions can be in English, Spanish, or any Latin American indigenous language–or a mix of all of these. Multiple submissions accepted. The majority of what we’ll be taking are stories of the highest quality in the 5,000 to 8,000 word range, however, we will also accept some submissions anywhere between 500 and 12,000 words.
We do not have a contract yet, however, we are planning on these payments similar to our last anthology:
Short Stories: $400
Narrative Comics and One-Act Plays: $300
Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Graphic Arts: $100
The submission deadline is August 1, 2023. Place your name, contact information, and word count at the top of the document. Send submissions to the editors as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file to [email protected]. This project is a follow-up to Latinx Rising and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers both of which were published with Ohio State University Press and were funded through Kickstarters.
Via: The Latinx Archive.
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