This system has been in place for decades and not only has it created an atmosphere where writing is seen as an antagonistic, anxiety-inducing practice, where writers compete over neurosis and misery, it also most benefits upper- and middle-class whites who can afford to buy those books and attend those conferences and work unpaid internships in order to get a foot in the door. We live in a world that is increasingly conscious of cultural diversity where audiences want characters who not only represent them, they also want narratives that capture the world in new and exciting ways. The old narrative structures are increasingly being shunned, and the best way to combat this is not only to grant opportunities to ethnically diverse writers, but to also change the way in which those writers approach their art.
1. Literature from writers in and from Latin America and the Caribbean, to include the Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.
2. Genre and literary fiction. Genres we are most interested in are science fiction, crime, romance, experimental/avante garde, and horror.
3. Creative nonfiction, especially travel, historical, scientific, and pop culture books.
4. Submissions can be in English, Spanish, and Spanglish.
5. We are a LGBTQ friendly publisher and would be very interested in LGBTQ stories of all genres.
6. Generally, we do want authors with previous publishing credits, but it is not a requirement.
WHAT WE DON'T WANT
1. We are not interested in immigration or identity narratives or memoirs.
2. We are not interested in children's literature and most YA books. We will make an exception to a YA book that is especially compelling to us.