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Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club




Call for Book Submission – Fall 2017


We write you with great excitement that we are now collecting title submissions for the 2018 Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club. As most of you know, Las Comadres is a nation-wide grassroots internet-based group of Latinas that was launched in April 2000 in Austin, Texas. It has since grown to over 100 U.S. cities, and more will be added as time permits. Its 24,000-strong membership keeps Latinos and Latinas connected via email networks, teleconferences, and monthly events in each city.

Our mission is to promote the work of the Latina/o authors and we are committed to bringing their work to book lovers everywhere.

Selected titles will gain great exposure among this ever-growing network. Authors also will be featured in the Las Comadres monthly teleconferences, which currently boast growing registrations of approximately one hundred Latinas each month. For prior selections or more information about the AAP’s collaboration with Las Comadres, please visit

If your book is chosen, you will have the opportunity to be highlighted in many forums. We promote for the monthly book club meetings and teleconference via our website, Facebook and Twitter. You will also be interviewed in a live teleconference in the month your book has been selected. Our teleconference is recorded and placed on our website.

Book/Authors Criteria for Submission

Books must be written by a Latina/Latino and titles must be available in the English language.

Authors whose titles are selected must be available for interviews for the monthly teleconference for the month they have been selected. We will work with publishers and authors to find the best date and month in which to feature respective selections.

Publishers may submit a maximum of two (2) titles per imprint, not to exceed (5) titles per publishing house per year.

We welcome entries that celebrate the Latino diversity – anything from poetry, history, children’s books and memoirs. Our Book Club strives to read books with a broad range of literary styles. Please note, Las Comadres is Latina-centric and will continue to focus primarily on adult fiction and non-fiction titles by Latina authors.

There are two categories to be considered:

Book of the Month – if chosen for this category, the author as main selection of our monthly book club and teleconference will submit 30 books to be given to our book club discussion leaders and as gifts to early registrants who sign up for the teleconference.

Conversations With… – if chosen for this category, the author as participant of our monthly book club and teleconference will submit 15 books to be given as gifts to early registrants who sign up for the teleconference.

How to Submit a Book for Consideration

To accommodate publication schedules and increase submissions, Las Comadres along with AAP will now be issuing a call for submissions twice a year. Below are the deadlines for your call for book club participation:

Books for January to June – deadline is October 31
Publication dates June 2017 – May 2018

Books for June to December – deadline is May 13
Publication dates October 2017 – November 2018

To submit your book:

Email the following submission information to




Publication date:


Retail price:


ISBN: (if available)

Please indicate if publisher will release book club discussion questions (online/included in book):

Please send two (2) copies of each galley (or sample chapters), along with a copy of the above to:

Julia Abrantes
1258 Tumblerock Court
Loganville, GA 30052-8127

Please note that we will also accept E-book format for the book consideration process. To submit by E-book, please send via email to:

In general, after the initial confirmation email you will not hear from us again for some time. Every submission is carefully considered and this process can take time. Please allow a month or two for a response from us.

If your book is chosen, you will be responsible for sending the books out to discussion leaders and early registrants. This will be 30 copies if your title is selected as Book of the month or 15 copies if selected as our “Conversations with” selection. The distribution list will be provided to you in the month prior to your teleconference. We will accept no more than 10 books as e-books if your title is selected as Book of the Month and 6 e-books if your title is selected as our “Conversations with” selection.

If there are questions regarding the book club and/or submission process, please send an email to Julia Abrantes, Project Manager at

We look forward to expanding the success of this Book Club with your help!

Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club in association with the American Association of Publishers   @ReadLatinoLit

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