Veliz Books

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Nature/Environmental, Political, Short Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Anthony Sutton, Tina Cane, Allison Wyss, Naomi Washer, Sehba Sarwar, Mark Pleiss, Trent Hudley, Maureen Thorson, Jessica Smith, Chus Pato/Erin Moure, Selva Casal/Jeanne Pitas, Sergio Espinosa/Kelsi Vanada
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Mar 5 to May 5
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Small Press Distribution, Asterism

Editorial Focus

Taking inspiration from the idea of the veliz, in 2015 Veliz Books began crossing literary borders and championing work that transcends time and trends. Veliz Books is an independent literary press dedicated to discovering, publishing, and promoting work from emerging and established authors writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as books in translation. Veliz Books helps literature travel and fosters a community of readers and writers passionate about words and language, regardless of where they may live.

Tips From the Editor

Veliz Books is dedicated to discovering, publishing, and promoting work from emerging and established authors. We seek quality and original literature written in English or Spanish. Veliz Books is also committed to publishing translations into English from Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, or Portuñol.

Contact Information

Laura Cesarco Eglin, Founding Editor/Publisher
PO Box 1701
Houston, TX 77251
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Sep 21, 2023