Call for Creative Writing Submissions

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, biannual publication of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS). This feminist Chicana/Latina and Indigenous Studies academic organization is dedicated to building bridges between community and university settings, transforming higher education, and promoting new paradigms and methods. As the publication of a diverse association that aims to provide space for those historically marginalized, the Journal publishes academic and creative works by and about Chicanas/Latinas and Indigenous women of the Americas and is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives that examine, describe, analyze, or interpret our experiences.

Creative Writing Submissions are now open for Chicana/Latina Studies

C/LS publishes short stories, poems, and imaginative essays in the field of Chicana/Latina Studies. Submissions are accepted year-round, but for best consideration for Fall 2016 issue submit by May 16, 2016. All submissions should be typed, and all prose should be double-spaced. Use standard fonts and formatting, including margins of at least one inch, and include your name on cover page (no where else on document). We do not consider work that has been previously published anywhere, including online publications, and we do not read simultaneous submissions. Creative works may be written in Spanish, English, Spanglish or any combination of languages. Contributors are required to be paid members of MALCS.

For poetry, send a selection of 5-7 poems contained within a single document. For fiction and essays send only one selection at a time. All manuscripts must be submitted through email or regular mail in hard copy. E-mail submissions to

We prefer electronic submissions, but we also accept hard copy submissions. Hard copy submissions should follow the above guidelines, and should be printed single-sided. A self-addressed, stamped envelope, must accompany the submission, which may be sent to the attention of the creative writing editor at:

Patricia Trujillo, C/LS Creative Writing Editor
Northern New Mexico College
921 Paseo de Oñate
Española, NM 87532

We encourage you to read C/LS before you submit. Or why not become a member, which comes with a subscription to C/LS? Or, consider purchasing back issues, sample copies, or the current issue. Authors whose work is accepted for publication grant C/LS first North American serial rights, and in return, contributors receive three copies each of the issue in which their work appears, in token payment.

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