When I started reposting on this blog about a month ago, my intent was to share some of my current online fiction, Franky Benítez. What is Franky about? It is a story of love, pain, and hope from San Juan to Boston, with stops in The Bronx. It is not autobiographical, it is a work of fiction that I have always wanted to do.
As I started writing at night, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, I saw a lot of literary Latino writers, authors, bloggers, poets, artists, publishers, editors, agents, and marketers who were on Twitter and Facebook. I wanted to reach out to them since I knew the writing community was very supportive. After tweeting with Charlie Vázquez, we noticed that the idea of an online community of Latino literary talent on Twitter had never been fully centralized. That is where #LatinoLit was formed.
Soon, I began to create a more centralized list of #LaitnoLit profiles on Twitter. We started on December 17, and as of today, we have 50 profiles on the list, and we keep adding names each day. I truly believe we will have over 100 names very soon.
In the meantime, even though I had a Franky Benítez Facebook writing page already active, I decided to add a Facebook LatinoLit List to that page. That list includes links to Latino literary talent on Facebook. I share my writings there, but also recommended books, and relevant links.
I plan to share news, links, and other relevant information about the Latino literary world. I also hope you take the time to see what you think of Franky Benítez.
So, if you are
- a published Latino/a author
- a Latino/a writer
- a Latino/a poet
- a Latino/a blogger
- a Latino/a editor, agent, publisher, or literary marketer
Come join the growing list of #LatinoLit. I will do my very best to share and promote your works, whether published or unpublished. The site has grown so quickly so soon, but it is the right kind of growth because we know we are filling a need.
¡Gracias mil! Thank you!
Help support #LatinoLit by sharing the works of Latino talent with others. We all have good stories to tell.
Charlie also wrote about #LatinoLit on his blog post In the Time of the Butterflies and #latinolit. Stop by and say hi to him to!