This is the time for you to support and be part of every possible creation by people of color.
La Casita Grande Editores has taken a bold step to do exactly that. The publishing house run by Latinos gives the opportunity to writers to publish their Latino and Caribbean literature work. You can submit your stories,poems, essays, videos or audio pieces (as long as it is not about immigration).
LCG Editores started last October, opening “The Lounge” section on their website. Every month there is a topic where authors can showcase their work.
This month, LCG is collecting literature on taboos in the Latino community. “Entries can be in English or Spanish, and can cover sexual, religious, social, political, and family taboos in Latin America and the U.S Latino community,” according to its website. You can submit your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCG Editores is an imprint of Black Rose Writing, which promote POC literature that is not necessarily considered.
“We seek books that are outside of what is expected in the Latino literature,” LCG publisher Jonathan Marcantoni told Latino Rebels. (Marcantoni used to be a regular contributor to LR.)
“We saw a need among Latino publishers. We saw there was a gap. We need Latino writers who write science fiction and more expansive different styles topics that are not immigration,” Marcantoni explained.
Mainstream publishing houses, Marcantoni noted, barely support writers whose work does not have an immigration narrative. That is why LCG is stepping up to support artists with a different approach.
“At LCG, publishing is not just a matter of a releasing a book, it is a matter of developing a whole artist ready to take on the world, and take up the questions,” Marcantoni said.