Sunday, October 17, 2010

Call for Submissions: The Whistling Fire

The Whistling Fire is proud to announce our on going Guest Editor Themed Months.

Our January Guest Editor is Chema Guijarro
Submission Deadline December 20th
Dear Writers,

If, like me, you’ve forced your voice or your characters’ voices into something mainstream-American readers can relate to, you’re in luck: Whether you prefer the get-me-if-you-can approach of Junot Díaz, the slang-and-gibberish-loving style of Julio Cortázar, the future/alternate-reality speak of Anthony Burgess and Michael Chabon, or the non-patronizing elegance-in-translation magic of Mary Yukari Waters… now’s your time to show The Whistling Fire what you’ve got.

I will be looking for fiction and non-fiction that any English-speaking reader can appreciate in spite of a language barrier.

Looking forward to reading your work,

Chema Guijarro

Rules: Please send your fiction or non-fiction to:
whistlingfire(at) (replace (at) with @).

 Word limit: No More than 3000 words. Please include the words “January Contest” in your subject line. No more than two submissions per author. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Previously published work is also allowed as long as the author retains the rights. Please include a short third person bio for our contributor’s page. Submissions Close December 20th. For more information go here.

About the Editor:
Chema Guijarro left a nascent career in print journalism for a career in fiction writing. He received an MFA from University of California, Riverside’s Graduate Extension campus in Palm Desert, CA, and has taught creative writing at the high-school level. Growing up between Calexico, CA, and Mexicali, B.C., his fiction focuses on the border region, the immigrant and emigrant experience and Latin-American culture as a whole. His work will be featured in You Don't Have a Clue, an all-Latino YA-mystery anthology by Arte Público Press, due to be released in 2011.

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