SAR Special Issue on the Work of Lorraine Lopez

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia
contact email: 

Lorraine López is a powerful emerging voice in Latinx literature. She has published six books of fiction, including Soy la Avon Lady (winner of the inaugural Miguel Mármol prize for fiction) and Call Me Henri (awarded the Paterson Prize for Young Adult Literature), and she has edited or coedited three essay collections. Her work reflects a variety of concerns, specifically regarding the complex cultural practices of Mexican American communities; it confronts issues of identity and representation, gender, sexuality, class, race, culture, and place, among others. Yet, despite her popular success, there is very little scholarship that exists on her work.    

This special issue will examine López’s exploration of multidisciplinary cultural, political, and social subjects associated with Latinx identities. We welcome essays that interrogate any theme relating to López’s work.  

Submission deadline: May 1, 2019

Length: Manuscripts should be between 6,500 and 8,000 words, inclusive of Notes, Appendices, and Works Cited.

Format: 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (contact editors for the “SAR Style Sheet for Authors of Manuscripts”)

Submit essays or address questions to Donna Gessell, University of North Georgia, at