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Nepantla is a new poetry e-journal, dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. The mission of Nepantla is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. The journal will be a groundbreaking collection of some the best poetry from the QPOC community.
We need your help in making this journal a reality!
We are seeking $2,500 in funds for this project. Funds which are raised for Nepantla will be used to pay (60) contributors a $25 honorarium. Funds will also be used to cover the costs of Nepantla’s editorial, technical, and design support team. Please visit our indiegogo page to donate!
This year alone, Nepantla will be releasing its first annual poetry e-journal, facilitating poetry workshops for queer youth of color, and hosting a QPOC poetry reading series. In the years to come, Nepantla would like to expand even further and stabilize itself as a central resource for the QPOC poetry community. Come be a part of the movement!
To Submit Your Work
As a journal, Nepantla is interested in poetry of concise language, high sensory imagery, and syntactic leaps. Nepantla is NOT interested in poetry that puts rhetoric before craft, or exoticizes/fetishizes the lives of Queer People of Color.
Lastly, dearest submitters, please recognize Nepantla as an intentional community space. Please only submit to Nepantla if you self-identify as a queer poet of color. Send your bio and up to five pages of poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org. No multiple submissions, please. A $25.00 honorarium will be offered to poets published in Nepantla.