Hermanas is a selection-based mentorship program for traditionally unpublished Latinx kidlit writers. It will connect unpublished writers with current Musas and Madrinas. Our first round of Hermanas had an incredible experience working on their projects. Our second round closed earlier in February and we are incredibly honored and grateful for every single applicant.
It was very (very) hard to pick among all the magnificent projects.
Our hope is that the Hermanas program will continue to grow, uplift a community where there is space for everyone to share their stories. Please join us in welcoming our new Hermanas!
We are so happy to announce the selections for the 2019 Hermanas mentorship program. Las Hermanas is a selection-based mentorship program for traditionally unpublished Latinx kidlit writers. It connects unpublished writers with current Musas and Madrinas.
Mentees benefit from the craft and industry experience of their mentor and will have the opportunity to ask for publishing/marketing related advice and/or receive help with a specific manuscript.
We are so excited to work with these talented writers, get to know them via their social profiles below!
Melanie Marquez Adams - Twitter | Instagram
Carolina Flórez Cerchiaro - Twitter
M. M. Collins - Instagram | Twitter
Megan Karina Jensen - Twitter
Mariel Jungkunz - Twitter
Josie Melendez - Twitter | Instagram | Blog
Jessica Parra - Instagram
Sonora Reyes - Twitter
Shirley Espada Richey - Twitter | Facebook
Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez - Twitter
Angela M. Sanchez - Twitter
Stephanie Seales - Instagram
Christina Truillo - Twitter
Interested in becoming an Hermana?
Our first round of applications ran until July 15th, 2019. Upcoming rounds will be announced via our social channels. Stay tuned for more!
Las Musas books are proud to announce two new expansions to Las Musas family: Hermanas and Madrinas.
HERMANAS is a selection-based mentorship program for unpublished Latinx kidlit writers. It will connect unpublished writers with current Musas and Madrinas. Mentees will benefit from the craft and industry experience of their mentor and will have the opportunity to ask for publishing/marketing related advice and/or receive help with a specific manuscript.
Mentees should be Latinx (comfortable identifying on the female spectrum) authors who would like guidance on a specific Middle Grade or Young Adult project for a period of six months.
We will be selecting up to five Hermanas. Priority will be given to marginalized community members and those who can demonstrate advanced progress on their MG/YA projects.
APPLY TO BE AN HERMANA
MADRINAS is comprised of Latinx established authors who would like to provide advice, mentorship, collaboration, camaraderie, and more among our growing collective. As Musas they will be able to ask their fellow Musas for help promoting their new projects and of course, a sounding board for whatever they may need.
MEET THE MADRINAS & LEARN MORE
LAS MUSAS started in the Fall of 2018 as a collective of women and non-binary (identifying on the female spectrum) Latinx MG and YA authors coming together in an effort to support and amplify each other’s debut or sophomore novels in US children’s literature.
Since then we have continued to grow and change as we build from this seed and interact with the publishing community. Because of this we hope the Hermanas and Madrinas programs will help us continue to expand our community and reflect the rich variety of voices in the Latinx community.
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