FlowerSong Books 2020-2021 Publishing Goals Fundraiser

FlowerSong Books nurtures essential verse from, about, and through the borderlands & beyond

Short Summary

FlowerSong Books nurtures essential verse from, about, and through the borderlands. The voices of those from Latin America,the U.S,A. and all over the world. We are Literary, Lyrical, Latino, and we welcome allies that understand and join in the voice of people of color and our struggle, truth, and hope.

We will publish novice, emerging, and established writers of short stories and poetry. We are open to submissions all year long and will make it a goal to have a rapid response to every submission. 

We will continue to work with the City of McAllen and the Poet Laureate Anthology Series to publish the voices f the Rio Grande Valley Youth of south Texas. In 2020, we will be publishing Volume 3 in the series.

We will also work with the local community to create free writing workshops for the community by paying authors to create workshop programs.

The money will help pay to create beautiful books by hiring artists that specialize in creating cover art and formatting skills. 

FlowerSong Books Poetry 2020 Forthcoming Authors

Dreaming: A Tribute To Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, edited by Odilia Galván Rodríguez

  • Dreaming: A Tribute To Selena QuintanillaPérez, edited by Odilia Galván Rodríguez
  • the most spectacular mistake you make, by Anatalia Vallez
  • Huelga, by Jessica Ayala
  • Ese golpe de luz, by Gabriel González Núñez
  • Despojo, by Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez
  • Codex of Love: Bendita ternura, by Liliana Valenzuela
  • Corta la piel / It Pierces the Skin, by Xánath Caraza
  • Pearl, by Tom Murphy
  • Screw The Wall, by Juan Perez
  • Notes from the Last Age, by José Chapa
  • No Way To Die, by Dario Beniquez
  • Yellow Eye Tea, by Diana Elizondo
  • Border Lust & Brujeria: Cantos Of A Tejano Beat Poet, by Hector Gomez
  • Driving into Black Mountains, by Sarah Joy Thompson

What We Need & What You Get

We had an aggressive 2019 and don’t plan on slowing down. We have our 2020 line-up set and are already looking into 2021 and beyond. Because the money to create all these come from just one source and income it sometimes slows the process. With your help we can continue with this important work and hire some help.

The Impact

The impact can be huge. We are already working with our youth in south Texas by way of the City of McAllen Poet Laureate Anthology Series going on its third year in 2020, and plan on working with Father Gregory Boyle and Homeboy Industries to provide literary workshops to Stand, Heal, and Invest in the Homeboys & Homegirls of Los Angeles. FlowerSong Books looks to spread across the nation and internationally, publishing stories and poetry of border poets across the world.  

Other Ways You Can Help

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