phati'tude Literary Magazine is pleased to announce an open submission call for its upcoming Winter issue, ??WHAT'S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America, to be published February 2012. The issue will be guest edited by poet, editor, playwright, activist and educator, Nancy Mercado (http://bit.ly/tx8S9r). The submission deadline is January 6, 2012. Writers and artists are encouraged to review submission guidelines and send in their work.
??WHAT'S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America sets out to investigate the evolution of the terms "Latino" and "Hispanic" and whether or not there is or ever was a group to which it applies without being reductive. The editors seek poetry, essays, interviews, short stories, translations and artwork that address the essential question: ??Qu?® hay en un nombre? What's in a name? ??What's in a nombre?
The editors are particularly interested in works that investigate social protest and exploitation; the migratory experience; self-exploration or self-definition, including the exploration of myths and legends.