Thursday, March 26, 2009

Anthology seeks published crime works

The following email is sent from Sarah Cortez, a Houston author who gave a presentation to the Society several months ago.

An anthology she edited, which includes a story by our own Berta Johnson, will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Here's her request:

I have received a request from another editor who is doing a volume of classic crime short stories set in Los Angeles for an excellent publisher. If you have such a story, OR know of another Hispanic/Latino author who has such a story, please let me know. The story might have been published years ago -- that's fine also. This anthology is featuring stories from the past.

Here are the constraints:
* story must be previously published
* story must involve a serious crime and have a noir feel
* story should be less than 7,000 words
* story should have a strong sense of place, i.e. Los Angeles
I appreciate your help!
Sarah Cortez
-- Sarah Cortez
Writer and Editor
Editor of award-winning
"Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives" (Arte Publico Press, 2007)