Tuesday, December 06, 2011

CantoMundo is a master writers workshop for Latina/o poets. It will occur in Austin, Texas, July 12-15, 2012.

For more information, go to www.cantomundo.org.

Admission to CantoMundo is by competitive application. The deadline for applications to CantoMundo 2012 is Saturday, December 31, 2011. Guidelines are below.
Submission Guidelines for CantoMundo 2012
Master Poet Craft Workshops
Submit the following:
  1. Cover letter (One page, single-spaced, 8½ x 11-sized paper, with 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font) – Include
    a. Contact Information
    i. Name
    ii. Address
    iii. Phone Number
    iv. Email
    b. Brief history of previous publications and/or public readings/performances
    c. Statement of commitment to CantoMundo vision
    d. What you would like to gain from the CantoMundo retreat
  2. Sample of writing (Five pages maximum, single-spaced, 8½ x 11-sized paper, with 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font)

Criteria for Craft Workshop Selection
The criteria are:
  1. a significant record of publishing in poetry (book-length manuscript, chapbook, major journals, etc.) and/or broad and accomplished experience in the performance of original poetry. Self-published work is excluded.
  2. Self-identify as Latina/o

Formatting Directions for Applications
WordDocs only
Letter-sized paper (8½ x 11), with 1-inch margins
12-point font, Times New Roman

Email the application packet
Please email the application packet

(Cover Letter and Writing Sample)
as one WordDoc attachment with the heading
Celeste Guzman Mendoza

All applications must be received by midnight, CST, Saturday, December 31, 2011.
Only email applications will be accepted. 

Poets who gain acceptance will be notified no later than March 5, 2012 (via phone or email).

If you have any questions, please write:
Celeste Guzman Mendoza
CantoMundo is committed to including a collective of diverse poetic voices and styles, as well as representation from all Latina/o backgrounds.
Each accepted poet is responsible for her/his own per diem, travel and hotel costs.
Upon acceptance CantoMundo will provide information on discounted hotel rooms.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Hey Sheryl,
Good posts. The black background is a killer on old eyes like mine.