Deadline: Dec. 18
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 We are looking for original and previously unpublished works in a variety of genres – poetry, prose, short stories, spoken word, monologues, biographical essays, black and white illustrative work – that address the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 nd 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)
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
Latinas/os and the media (mainstream, alternative, online)
Contributions must be submitted electronically by Dec. 18, 2009
All contributions must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
Email your contribution to Lorena Gajardo at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your work.