Hispanic authors wanted at Arte Público Press

Posted on June 5, 2018

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From its beginnings on the artistic fringe during the Hispanic Civil Rights Movement to its current status as the oldest and most accomplished publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors, Arte Público Press and its imprint, Piñata Books, have become a showcase for Hispanic literary creativity, arts and culture. Arte Público Press is affiliated with the University of Houston.

Arte Público Press specializes in publishing contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic (Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and others) cultural issues and themes. They are also interested in reference works and nonfiction studies, especially of Hispanic civil rights, women’s issues and history.

Piñata Books is Arte Público Press’ imprint for children’s and young adult literature. It seeks to authentically and realistically portray themes, characters, and customs unique to U.S. Hispanic culture.

It is important to take the time to familiarize yourself with Arte Público Books to determine where your work fits into their program.

Manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, introductory chapters, etc. are accepted in English and Spanish, although the majority of publications are in English.

How to submit:  Use the online Manuscript Submission Form

For more information see Arte Público Press Submissions.

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