Issue #20 is Out!

Our twentieth issue of Sin Fronteras Journal has arrived from the printer.  Complimentary copies for contributors have just gone out.  Others may order copies using the info on the Orders page.

The cover (in the sidebar at the right) features the work of Russell and Kate Mott. Russell is the potter and Kate is the painter.  Kate also supports poetry through readings at her gallery, Mesilla Valley Studios.

The work of 43 contributors from the U.S. and abroad is featured in this issue of the Journal.  Many different kinds of borders and border crossings are represented, as well as a variety of New Mexico and southwest contexts.

The submission period for Issue #21 begins now. Please check the submissions page for updated guidelines.


At the Printer

Sin Fronteras/Writers without Borders issue #20 has just gone to the printer.

Copies should be available early in April.

Watch for the new cover, which will appear in the right hand column.

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Sin Fronteras Hosts Love of Lit Reading

This year’s “For Love of Lit” reading, in conjunction with “For Love of Art Month” in Las Cruces, will be held Saturday, February 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Last year our audience spilled over from the smaller Schwartz Room, so this year we are scheduled for the larger Shannon Room.

LeeAnn Meadows, Joanne Townsend, Christine Eber, Ellen Roberts Young, Catherine McGeehan, Caitlin Ferguson, Anna Underwood
Peter Goodman, Frank Varela, Dick Thomas, Joe Somoza, Gerry Stork, Terry Hertzler, Tim Staley

You are correct if you conclude that they are not reading in this order.  There will be an intermission.  Come hear some of our local Las Cruces area poets.


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Sin Fronteras Journal Goes to Production

The editorial decisions have been made. The acceptance and rejection notices have gone out (the last of them just this weekend). Now Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Issue #20 moves to the production phase.

It has been a busy summer. We had many more submissions once we opened an email address. Half-again as many for poetry and about three times what we’ve had before for prose. We had a lot to work with and we think this will be a good issue. It is exciting to receive material from many different places around the world. We accepted more but we also had to turn down more than in the past few years.

After this first experience with email submissions, you can expect some changes in procedures next year. Be sure to check the website for the reopening of submissions in Spring, 2016.

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Opportunity for Playwrights

Michael Mandel posted this on Sin Fronteras’ Facebook Site.  I’m copying it here in case some are following us here but not there.  Ellen Young


Write On! New Plays is currently seeking unpublished plays by Las Cruces
and El Paso area playwrights for a public reading series to take place during the 2015-2016 season at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las

Selected plays will be presented in rehearsed concert-style readings.
Full-length or one-act plays for consideration should be submitted by sending an electronic copy of the script (PDF or Word only) to WriteOnNewPlays@gmail.com.

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New! Email for Submissions

You can now submit to Sin Fronteras Journal via email.  The address is sinfronterasnm@gmail.com.  Please send your submission, with identification, as an attachment in Word (doc or docx).  Send your bio as well as your contact info in the email itself.  Put “Submission – poetry” or “Submission – prose” in the subject line.

We hope this makes it easier for some.  Thanks to those of you who already submitted by snail mail.  You will not be forgotten.  Snail mail to the address on the Submissions page still works.

See the Submissions page for other details.

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Your Submissions Wanted for Issue #20

We are currently seeking poetry and prose submissions for the 20th annual issue of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Journal.  We think it is quite an accomplishment to reach this special number and we’d like to make this a CELEBRATION, with a mix of new (to us) and familiar voices.  Send 3-5 poems or 1-2 prose pieces.  All the info you need is on the Submissions page.

The deadline is JUNE 30.

We are also thinking about including a few sample poems from earlier issues.  If you have a favorite from one of our back issues, please let us know.