Call for Submissions: Label Me Latina/o

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2024-01-15
  • Organization: Label Me Latina/o
  • Organization Type: Literary Press/Publisher
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Primary Discipline: Literature
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

Label Me Latina/o

Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal founded in 2011 by Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez and Michele Shaul that focuses on Latina/o/x Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina, Latino or Latinx regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino, Latina or Latinx authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.

Scholarly submissions should be between 12-30 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font and should follow the MLA Style Manual. Please use End Notes rather than Footnotes and place page numbers in the upper right-hand corner. Original, unpublished submissions in Microsoft Word (PC compatible format) should be sent electronically to both of the co-directors: Melissa Birkhofer and Michele Shaul

We do accept simultaneous submissions of creative works. Scholarly articles under consideration should not be submitted elsewhere.

Creative poetry, essays and short fiction should not exceed 30 pages, 12-point font, double-spaced.

Deadline for the Fall 2023 issue: January 15, 2024.

Please include the following information in the body of the email:

Full name
Institutional Affiliation
Telephone number
Email address
Regular mail address
Title of the submission
A brief biography to be included with publication should your submission be selected.
Please make sure that the actual manuscript bears no reference to the author’s name or institution.

Label Me Latina/o is an academic journal and as such follows the parameters of definitions set by the academic community. In that community when we refer to Latina/o/x Literature, we are referring to writers of Latin American heritage that live and write in the United States. These can be first generation Latina/o/x or fifth, but they live and work here in the U.S. Some of these writers write in Spanish, others write in Spanglish like the Nuyorican poets and many of them write in English with a little Spanish thrown in (or not). Scholarly essays should address the work of these writers. The authors of these scholarly essays may be of any ethnicity or nationality. Creative works should be authored by writers who self-define as Latina/o/x and live and write in the United States.

Label Me Latina/o is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and is a member of Latinoamericana: Asociación de revistas académicas en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Our articles are discoverable on EBSCOhost and Gale research databases. ISSN 2333-4584