Published through Flower Song Press (November 15, 2022)
A Cuban curandera who is haunted by the ghost of the doctor she is rumored to have killed. A 20th century matchmaker who refuses to admit the truth about a new client. One night with an invisible waitress and the customers she serves in an intergalactic diner. A man tasked with choosing to leave or colonize a new planet with strange life forms. A hidden, turquoise-filled civilization hidden underneath the ancient ruins of Puebla Bonito. A haunted Zoot Suit that fulfills broken familial obligations.
Places We Build In The Universe is an anthology of Latine/x genre fiction from both new and established adult authors. The stories in this anthology fit into three overall genre categories: romance, sci-fi & fantasy, and gothic horror. They cover adult characters, but the themes are universal in scope. The stories focus in on relationships– new, falling apart, or long gone. They explore fantasies, revelations, mistakes, and amends. This anthology is a celebration: one full of magical realism and shared Latine experiences. Spanning cultures and continents and backgrounds, this collection was collated as an example of escapism in its purest form.
Through the segments in this anthology, you will come across familiar character arcs and tropes, but interpreted through our varied cultures. At the core of the stories, are themes of finding yourself, love and lust, grief, longing, complacency, and comfort. This anthology delves into all of the traditions and experiences that are found through Latinidad.
Contributors: Violet Castro, Samantha Ortiz, Lauren T. Davila, Selena Delvalle, Michelle Flores, Rosario Martinez, Lydia San Andres, Zaida Polanco, Sabrina Sol, C.M. Leyva, Marisa G. Doherty, Ida Duque, PD Loupee, Jeff de Leon, Aurora Martinez, Nico Vazquez, Yamilette Vizcaino, and Tristan Tarwater.
Published through Bee Infinite Publishing (November 10, 2022)
A weeping woman wanders the L.A. River, wailing for her lost son. A teen wants to find true love’s kiss for their quince but discovers so much more. The journey of the last ahuizotl through the Franklin Mountains. King Triton’s son finds a way to leave his tail behind to seek out the stars. Two girls become the keys to freeing long-trapped goddesses and their villages.
Where Monsters Lurk & Magic Hides is an anthology of Latine/x genre fiction from both new and established young adult authors.
The stories in this anthology span the genre categories of romance, sci-fi & fantasy, and gothic horror. They take place in this world, other worlds, or maybe somewhere in between. Most importantly, the characters on these pages are not stereotypical Latine characters. Rather, they are fleshed-out characters, embarking on amazing adventures, who are unabashedly Latine.
Jumping between sections of this anthology, you will have a chance to see how tropes and settings specific to these genres are interpreted through our specific cultures. At the core of the stories are themes of family, love, religion, loss, food, longing, and ever-shifting identity.
This anthology explores all of the joy and speculation found through Latinidad.
Contributors: K.C. Amira, Carolina Florez-Cerchiaro, Jaelin St. Clair, Shayna Conde, K. Victoria Hernandez, Sabrina Prestes, Jarrard Raju, Kiara Medina, Ashley Jean Granillo, Mariel Jungkunz, Nathalie D. Medina, Judy Fernandez Diaz, Lauren T. Davila, Flor Salcedo, Stephanie Slagle, Alexandra Campos, Taylor Ramage, and Linda Nieves.
Published through Haunt Publishing May 2022; forthcoming from Outland Entertainment April 2023
A faceless man stalks a woman’s nightmares in Hollywood. A Kanontsistóntie is summoned to seek revenge in a monastery. A move from the Projects to Manhattan leads to ominous shadows closing in. Two sisters discover a secret room in their farm, unearthing a sinister power.
When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead is an anthology of dark, unsettling writing from some of the most exciting contemporary BIPOC writers. Blending Gothic, horror, folklore, fantasy and fairy-tale, these eerie short stories will disturb, move and humor you. Death is ever-present in the pages of TheySaw the Dead, blending with notions of home, memory, grief and belonging, as well as gentrification, white supremacy and colonization.
Edited by Lauren T. Davila, They Saw the Dead explores what it is to be truly haunted.