An Anthology of Contemporary and Emerging Xicana and Indigenous Women Writers

Chusma House Publications is currently seeking Xicana and Indigenous women writers for an anthology of short stories, essays, and creative nonfiction.  The entries should reflect the everyday challenges, adversities and triumphs women encounter in contemporary society. Topics may include, but not limited to, writings of gender or ethnic identity, familial relations, and institutional experiences. It is our purpose to share, educate and recognize the accomplishments and struggles of Xicana and Indigenous women.


$50.00 plus 2 books will be awarded for each piece selected for publication.


Submissions must be double-spaced using 12 point Courier font. Writings need to be from 750 words (3 pages) to 2,000 words (8 pages).


Fee: $10.00 (U.S. Dollars). The reading and entry fee is nonrefundable - only one entry per writer.


Deadline:  March 4, 2019


Electronic submissions preferred.  Include a short biography for use in the anthology.

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Prepare your file for submission.


  • The file should be a Microsoft Word document or Rich Text Format (RTF) document.
  • Page 1 is your submission form and must include (a) your name, (b) contact number, (c) email address, and (d) your short biography of up to 1/2 page using 12 point courier font.
  • Label the file with your name.
  • Submit to the address: and include "Anthology 2019 Submission" in the subject line.




Your submission is complete once your reading fee is received.


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