Manuscript Submission Guidelines & Online Submission Form
Arte Público Press, affiliated with the University of Houston, specializes in publishing contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic (Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and others) cultural issues and themes. Arte Público also is interested in reference works and non-fiction studies, especially of Hispanic civil rights, women’s issues and history. Manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, introductory chapters, etc. are accepted in either English or Spanish, although the majority of our publications are in English.
Response time is 2-4 months for queries and proposals and 3-6 months for manuscripts.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with our current and previous titles, as well as specialized fields, and send only the material relevant to our publishing needs. Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we get each year, we would advise that the writer take time to distinguish whether or not his/her work is appropriate for APP so that response time is diminished. We recommend that writers include an introductory sample of the manuscript instead of sending the entire manuscript. For information on our previous publications, please visit our Web site, Arte Público Press Catalogs
Piñata Books is Arte Público Press' imprint for children's and young adult literature. It seeks to authentically and realistically portray themes, characters, and customs unique to U.S. Hispanic culture. Submissions and manuscript formalities are the same as for Arte Público Press. Illustrators are welcome to update files by submitting new art samples online through our website at: Printers - Illustrators - Artists Guidelines
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
The Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series publishes recovered literature written by Hispanics between the colonial period and 1960 in the geographic area that has become the United States.
Manuscript Submissions Form
Thanks for considering Arte Público Press to review your manuscript. Please use our manuscript submission online system for a better/faster review process.
To send your manuscript file (no larger than 5MB), you must use our Manuscript Submission Form.
IMPORTANT: Format files accepted are: Microsoft Word, Plain/Text or Rich/Text files. Other formats will not be accepted. Manuscript files can not be larger than 10MB. Once editors review your manuscript, you will receive an email with the decision. Please remember the revision process could take up to four (4) months.