Are you a Latino writer, poet, author, publisher or editor on Twitter? If so, then we want to add your link here, as part of the #LatinoLit hashtag. The goal is to promote and share the works of talented Latinos across Twitter (including every Thursday night on #latism) and beyond.
How to submit? Just add a comment to this page with the following information: your name, a link to your website, your Twitter handle, and a brief bio (no more than 100 characters) in English, en español or in Spanglish!
Also, we just started collecting names on Facebook.
Let’s work to create a comprehensive list of Latino literary talent on Twitter and Facebook.
Here is the current list as of January 3, 2010:
Raul Ramos: Award-winning author of the novels America Libre and House Divided from Grand Central Publishing. Follow him on Twitter: @Raul_Ramos.
Alisa Valdes-Rodríguez: Award-winning author of THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB series and was named one of the country’s Top 25 Influential Hispanics by Time Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @alisavaldes.
Cristina Henríquez: Author of The World in Half and Come Together, Fall Apart. Stories in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter: @crishenriquez.
Esmeralda Santiago: Author of When I Was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman, The Turkish Lover. Follow her on Twitter: @esmo.
Charlie Vázquez: Charlie Vázquez is a writer, poet, editor, and literary event organizer of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. He lives in Brooklyn. He has published four books and more are on the way! Follow him on Twitter: @charlievazquez.
Luis Alberto Urrea: A 2005 Pulizter Prize finalist for nonfiction and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. Follow him on Twitter: @Urrealism.
Silvio Sirias: Award-winning novelist, author of Bernardo and the Virgin (Northwestern University Press) and Meet Me under the Ceiba (Arte Publico Press). Follow him on Twitter: @silviosirias.
Eduardo Santiago: Cuban-born Eduardo Santiago is a two time PEN Fellowship honoree (2004, 2010) and author of the award-winning novel, Tomorrow They Will Kiss. Follow him on Twitter: @AuthorEduardo.
Gilberto González: Author of The Three Rings series, based on his life growing up in Philadelphia’s Latino neighborhoods. Follow him on Twitter: @gilbert_artist.
Margo Candela: Author of Good-bye To All That, Los Angeles Magazine’s 2010 Best of LA pick for Best Beach Read. Follow her on Twitter: @margocandela.
Sergio Troncoso: Sergio is the author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, and The Nature of Truth: A Novel. Follow him on Twitter: @SergioTroncoso.
Gwendolyn Zepeda: Based in Houston, Gwendolyn is the author of Lone Star Legend, Houston We Have a Problema, Growing Up with Tamales, and more, in addition to being a decent human being in real life. Follow her on Twitter: @gwentown.
Johnny Diaz: Author and Boston Globe reporter. Follow him and live through my adventures of being a Cuban in Boston—one of the few but proud. Johnny is the author of Beantown Cubans. Follow him on Twitter: @johnnydiazbooks.
Kathy Cano-Murillo: Former newspaper columnist-turned-craftyprenuer/novelist. Artist, author. Follow her on Twitter: @craftychica.
Richard Yañez: Richard Yañez is the author of El Paso del Norte: Stories and Cross Over Water: A Novel. He lives and teaches on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Follow him on Twitter: @richyanez.
Elianne Ramos: The Twitter party hostess for #LATISM, Elianne has ghostwritten and edited several books, including El Camino by A. Solera and Chicken Soup for the Network Marketer’s Soul. Follow her on Twitter: @ergeekgoddess.
Mónica Teresa Ortiz: Mónica is a writer from Texas whose work has appeared in literary journals & on NPR’s Latino USA. Visit her blog or follow her on Twitter at @citlallifalling.
William Perez: Researcher, professor, academic expert on immigrant youth, author of We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream. Follow him on Twitter: @williamperezphd.
Joe Kutchera: Author of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content, published by Paramount Books 2010. Follow him on Twitter: @joekutchera.
Giovanni Rodríguez: Silicon Valley consultant, columnist, and author of a soon-to-published book called #thecause: how mass movements are made on the new multicultural web. Follow him on Twitter: @giorodriguez.
Kety María Esquivel: SVP Digital Strategy, Consultant, Published Author, TV Commentator, Ivy League Graduate, Entrepreneur. Writing a book about the future and the powerful opportunity for all brands in social media. Follow her on Twitter: @KetyE.
Orlando Ferrand: I’m a writer, a painter, a seducer of moments. I am alive. Follow him Twitter: @orlandoferrand.
ItzQuauhtli: Translating the spirit of Latin AntiPoetry into English so as to instigate a revolution in 21st century literary thought. Audacious yes, but like they say, its better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit your mark. Purveyor of Obsidian Eagle’s Blasphemous Bazaar, home of true AntiPoetry on the web (Poems devoid of I, Me, My or Mine). Follow on Twitter: @ItzQuauhtli.
Bonafide Rojas: Author of PELO BUENO, bandleader of The Mona Passage, Nuyorican poet, quintessential New Yorker. Follow him on Twitter: @BonafideRojas.
Jani Rosado: Another New Yorker (the Bronx), as her Twitter bio states: “Like a rose from concrete, strong and beautiful despite the odds (LOVE poetry, fashion, beauty, culture, art, music)”. Follow her on Twitter: @bombarose.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Home of Slam poetry, Latin Jazz, Theater and much more on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Follow them on Twitter: @NuyoricanPoets.
Carlos Meza: I was born in Honduras. My first novel SILICONE is now available. I have also written at least fifty poems in English and Spanish. Follow him on Twitter: @carlosmezabooks.
Atria Books Español: Latino & International writers, novelists, and celebrities. All of their books are being published in the English and Spanish languages. Follow them on Twitter: @atriaespanol.
Arte Público Press: The oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic Books. Follow them on Twitter: @artepublico.
Cinco Puntos Press: Cinco Puntos is a small and very independent publishing company specializing in multicultural books. Follow them on Twitter: @5puntosbooks.
Vintage Español: A division of Random House, Vintage Español is one of the top publishers of literature in Spanish. Follow them on Twitter: @VintageEspanol.
Mouthfeel Press: Borderland, indie publisher located in El Paso, Texas, publishes poetry chapbooks in English and Spanish. Follow them on Facebook at: Mouthfeel Press.
George Torres: George, also known as The Urban Jíbaro, has an online magazine that promotes the evolution of Latino culture in the United States. The magazine’s mission is to share the spirit of Latino heritage through art, fashion, music, dance, traditions,and emerging trends. Follow him on Twitter: @urbanjibaro.
Acentos Review: The Acentos Review publishes poetry, fiction, memoir, interviews, translations, and artwork by emerging and established Latino/a writers and artists four times a year. Follow them on Twitter: @elprofe316.
WRITERS AND BLOGGERS
Al Carlos Hernandez: Dr. Al Carlos does the National Latino TOP Ten list and is well known journalist and educator. Publishes weekly on seven Global websites including Herald De Paris. Follow him on Twitter: @alcarlos.
Verónica María Jarski: Senior content writer/editor by day. Novelist at night. Author of Bl. Miguel Pro activity book. First-gen American of Argentine parents. Follow her on Twitter: @Creative_Vee.
Literanista: A native New Yorker born to Puerto Rican and Sicilian parents in Spanish Harlem’s El Barrio, Literanista is a published poet, a writer, who currently works at Hachette Book Group. Follow her on Twitter: @literanista.
Jessica Perez: Latina multimedia journalist and blogger covering community life and culture in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter: @jessicas2cents.
Reyanldo Macias: Author, poet, pundit, blogger. Most days erupting with political, cultural and historical commentary on Spreading the Word (blog). Follow him on Twitter: @reynaldomacias.
Sonia Vivar: I’ve lived, travelled and done everything I’ve ever been curious about. Now it’s time to share and create a little debate among my Latino brothers and sisters. Follow her on Twitter: @MzSoniaV.
Carlos Macías: Bilingual writer living in NYC, editor, social & multimedia media expert with flare for anything Latino! Follow him on Twitter: @thecarlitosway.
Nancy Ruffin: A NYC born and bred Latina who seeks to inspire, motivate and uplift through her love of words. Creator of Welcome to Hartbreak. Follow her on Twitter: @Ms808nHartbreak.
Rissig Licha: Vivo cuando escribo y escribo lo que vivo porque sólo así aseguro que no quede en el olvido aquello que condiciona, enriquece, nutre y sazona lo que vivo que, en efecto, define lo que soy: un escritor que escribe para vivir y vive para escribir en @rissiglicha.
Lisa Quiñones Montañez: Born in Manhattan, raised in Queens and currently living in the Bronx, her blog presents the confessions, obsessions and reflections of the boroughs that matter most to her. Follow her on Twitter: @LaliQuin.
María Velázquz: I blog at The Hathor Legacy as María. I’m black and Venezuelan. My niece, Gena, also blogs at Hathor. She’s black, Venezuelan, PR, and native. Follow her on Twitter: @sp1nweb.
Adriana Romero: I am romantic, dreamer, writer and optimist that is adding maple syrup to a tropical mix. Follow her on Twitter: @maplepapaya.
Maria Diaz: Pop culture blogger, lifecaster, and essayist. I can be found at Bravo Gossip. Follow her on Twitter: @mariadiaz and at @bravogossip
Luis Cordero I’m a graphics artist born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. I am a publisher, I design my own line of t-shirts, I’m a photographer, lover and promoter of arts & crafts. I am also the co-chair of Comite Noviembre’s Annual Puerto Rican Artisan Fair and Exhibit in NYC. Follow him on Twitter: @CemiUnderground.
EDITORS, REVIEWERS, MARKETERS
Christina Marie Castro: Online Marketer for Penguin Group USA, among other literary exploits. Follow her on Twitter: @christinacastro.
Latino Book Forum: Discussing all things Latino literary. Follow them on Twitter: @latinobookforum.
Nilki Benítez: Nilki specializes in supporting authors, poets, publishers and literary organizations and understands that once the creative process is done, you need to get down to business. Follow her on Twitter: @nilkibenitez.
Adriana Domínguez: Editor, translator, blogger, advocate for Latino literature. Follow her on Twitter: @vocesblog.
Marcela Landres: Known, quite simply, as The Manuscipt Madrina. Follow her on Twitter: @marcelalandres.
Gina Ruiz: On her blog, Gina, a very active and engaging Twittera, blogs about books. Follow her on Twitter: @ginaruiz.
Diálogo: A syndicated writer and award-winning PR exec, Diálogo PR helpis brands enhance their identity with Latino audiences. Follow them on Twitter: @DIALOGOPR
Irene Martinez-Audet: Serial entrepreneur, technology lover, Internet aficionada, positive thinking junkie, and big dreamer whose work can be read on WiredLatinos.com and SopaLatina.net on a daily basis. Happy to be everywhere. Follow here on Twitter: @WiredLatinos.
Al Quintana: More than 20+ years of experience as corporate and agency brand marketer. Professional journalist background, who has written numerous articles on a variety of topics and business issues. Author of digital marketing blog – The Digital Raindance. Adjunct business professor, freelance travel writer, baseball junkie, family man with a proud Cuban heritage and avid runner Follow him on Twitter: @digitalraindance.