Ends on October 1, 2017

From guest editor, Leticia Urieta:  

In celebration of the Barrio Writers workshops and you, our youth writers, we ask you to submit 1-3 of your best pieces that you wrote and revised in a past Barrio Writers workshop (preferably from the last two years - Please indicate when you participated in the workshop in your cover letter). These poems, stories, essays and/or hybrid work should be the best representation of your work as a Barrio Writer, and should ideally be work that you submitted to the yearly anthology (7th or 8th) edition. Give us your most brave, decisive, and creative work.

Work will be chosen to include a wide array of styles and voices from all of the Barrio Writers chapters. 

While The Acentos Review largely publishes work by Latinx writers, this call for submissions is open to all Barrio Writers. 


As is generally the practice of The Acentos Review, up to 70% of the issue is curated by the guest editor with the remaining coming from general submissions from the Latinx community, submitted between July 2 and October 1, 2017.  

This issue will be published on November 15, 2017.

BIO

Leticia Urieta is a Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and has an MFA from Texas State University. She is currently working as an educator in the community with a focus on equity in the pedagogy of writing as the director of Barrio Writers Austin. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cleaver, Bearing the Mask: Persona Poems of the Southwest from Dos Gatos Press, Chicon Street Poets, St. Sucia Zine, Chiflada Zine, BorderSenses, Kweli and Lumina Journal. Leticia lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two dogs. She is currently at work on her first novel about the role of Mexican soldaderas in Texas’ war with Mexico.

Submit 3-5 photographs or examples of art and a cover letter.

Include a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter.

In addition, please write a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words.

Written responses should be included in the Message box. Accepted formats for art submissions are JPEG and GIF. If another format is required, please query acentosreview@gmail.com before submitting.
Submit 1 piece of fiction of 500 - 7500 words and cover letter. All forms, themes, and styles are accepted.

Include a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter.

In addition, please write a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words
Submit 1 nonfiction piece of 500 - 2000 words with a cover letter. The Acentos Review is open to the submission of all categories of nonfiction including creative and memoir.

Include a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter.

In addition, please write a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words

REVIEWS
We love reviews and always need more of them. They can be approached as academic tangos with the text or intimate exchanges of anecdotes over candlelight. Reviews of 1000 – 1500 words are preferred about books by Latin@ authors or about issues concerning the Latin@ community.

INTERVIEWS
We encourage interviews with Latin@ writers from across the globe. Interviews may be conducted in English or Spanish. Authors chosen to be interviewed should have published at least one book and/or contributed to the community of Latin@ writers in some way. We encourage authors to query first at acentosreview@gmail.com. 1000-1500 words preferred.
Submit 3-5 Poems with a cover letter. All styles, themes and forms are accepted.

Include a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter.

In addition, please write a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words.
We encourage translations of contemporary and traditional work from or into Spanish or indigenous languages, from or of Latinx authors.

Please include a bio of 100 words with your cover letter.  

Please make sure, in your cover letter, to also indicate that you have permission from the author, copyright holder, and/or previous publisher to do this translation.     
This category would include poetic transcription, reader's theater, excerpts from verse novels, web graphics, musical collaborations or compositions, etc. We ask that submissions include a cover letter, a short artist statement explaining the origin or framework for the work, a brief bio (100 words) in your cover letter and a one line response to the following prompt: To me, being Latinx means ... Responses can be up to 100 words.