Call for Submissions


WHAT: Accepting submissions from Latin@, Latin American, & LGBTQ poets at all stages in their career. Manifestos, heuristics or narratives on being part of the Latin@, Latin American, or LGBTQ community. How does this community inform your writing. Its approach, philosophy, ideas, principles, and/or ethics when writing poetry. A written version of your statement is optional. Note: If you’d like to be considered for a future print anthology be sure to submit your statement in writing.

Included below are written and video examples of the type of statements we’re looking for. It’s important that your video and audio are clear. We want to be able to hear what you have to say. It’s important that you share about your experiences, both good and bad. We’d like you to be raw, honest, and sincere. 

VIDEO: (format: Quicktime, mp4, mov, avi.) should be 2-10 minutes, well-lit, clearly audible, no text, no graphics, just you and what you have to say about poetry. Include a document with your name, email, 200 word bio, and country of origin with your submission. Works in progress welcome.

CONTENT: Statements that address your approach to writing: WHY DO YOU WRITE?

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted June, 2014 to June, 2015. 

SUBMIT: Send a link to your submission or send your submission as an attachment to poetics (at) 


Introduction to The Wedge (1944) by William Carlos Williams 

Trans and GenderQueer Anthologies

The What Else of Queer Poetry by Amy King

QUESTIONS: poetics (at)

FOR MORE on Ruben Quesada please visit his faculty page at Eastern Illinois University