La Raíz Magazine

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Lorna Dee Cervantes, Matt Sedillo, Claudia Meléndez Salinas, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Susana Praver-Pérez, Tshaka Campbell, Liz Márquez, Jorge Montaño, Victoria Bañales, Hector F. Castañeda, Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, GusTavo Adolfo Guerra Vásquez, Angela Rose Flores
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 15
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

The magazine only prints poetry and visual art. The editors welcome prose poems and very poetic prose. There is no required theme, however recurring themes from the poets they publish include: identity, culture, heritage, traditions, family, personal experiences, and social issues. Their goal is to publish work that is personal, specific to a person or community, and written in a way that allows for people with similar experiences to connect emotionally with the poetry, while also being impactful to the general community.

Tips From the Editor

We welcome work in English, Spanish, Spanglish, and work that is up to 15% in additional languages. We don't print translations, italics used to indicate language, or footnotes. Browse issues at See all guidelines at

Contact Information

Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, Director and Editor
Santa Clara
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Last updated: Apr 24, 2024