Author: lvocem

February 21, 2019 lvocem 1 comment

I feel so honored to be part of Litro Magazine. “Black Helmet” just went live Tuesday, February 26. So please check it out. I would consider this story as part of the Alejandra Series, which are totally independent stories that follow Alejandra and people that she knows as they all struggled to survive, demonstrated, marched,…

December 12, 2018 lvocem 1 comment

Blog En Español Este es el blog en español donde los que quieran dejar comentarios en español pueden hacerlo. Bienvenidos.

July 20, 2018 lvocem 4 comments

Ghost Town has accepted this Flash story for publication.   It’s quite interesting, because I submitted this story to them before, but at that time I made other changes and added the third character.  This was about six months ago, so I’d figure the story would be declined soon.  But they accepted it. I am…

March 4, 2018 lvocem 3 comments

This story was actually the first chapter of a novel I started a few years back. But since reading Junot Díaz Pulitzer prize winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, I decided to approach the novel in a non-linear way, using short stories strung together. That would allow me to move up and…

February 4, 2018 lvocem 3 comments

What can I say, within one month two stories found homes. “Speaking in Spanglish” has been doing the rounds and was in two lit pubs for a year and a month before finding a home. “Chocolate Man,” in the other hand, being a Flash Fiction story, was not sent out a lot. I love that…

January 27, 2018 lvocem 2 comments

This story was rejected 21 times and it sat at 2 publications for over a year with the “in progress” label at Submittable. It was quite frustrating. Couldn’t they make up their minds? I sent letters to both publications. One last letter the day before it was accepted. The interesting thing is that the literary…

April 26, 2017 lvocem 1 comment

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April 26, 2017 lvocem 1 comment

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