Eric Cortes

Eric Cortes is a New York City public school teacher by day, writer by night, and serial road-tripper by weekend. Eric’s works are usually light-hearted, but he occasionally gets worked up about something in the news and goes on a political rant.


Marcela De Allemand

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Central America, Marcela De Allemand has been writing since she was a teen. A wife, a mother of three, with a passion for writing essays, poetry and short stories that reflect her bicultural upbringing, she currently lives in South Louisiana .


Connie Pertuz-Meza

Connie Pertuz-Meza

I have always written about myself and those around me even in my fiction, since my first writing workshop at Hunter College. It was not until I went to VONA/Voices the first time in 2015 that I realized that my voice as a Latina mattered, but was necessary. That stories like mine provided both mirrors and windows, where readers could see themselves and know that they existed in books, but also provided a window for others to see a different experience than their own. My intention as a writer began to be centered around telling my experiences as Latina woman through personal essay, as well stories crafted around characters that do not apologize, show all of their humanity, and happen to be Latino.


Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez


Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College. Her creative voice stems from her personal experiences and her desire for liberation. Follow her on Twitter.


Nancy Sepulveda

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Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nancy currently resides in the Philadelphia suburbs and juggles a career, marriage, parenting, and a love of writing. She regularly airmails green chile and biscochitos from home.


Cindy Tovar


Cindy is the founder of Hispanecdotes Online Magazine. She is a special education teacher by day, and a writer by night. She currently lives in the beautiful state of Washington but her roots are on the East Coast in New York / New Jersey. She lives with her husband and her puggle, and her motto for 2017 is Be Fierce!


Melinda Zepeda

Melinda Zepeda divides most of her time between single-mothering her daughter Marisol and her son Diego and serving as Associate Professor of English with the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas. When not mothering or professing, she enjoys writing, reading, traveling, and running.