Book Review: Para Cenar Habra Nostalgia

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Book review: Para Cenar Habra Nostalgia Whenever you come across a book that shifts your whole outlook on your cultural identity, it is important to talk about it. Para Cenar Habrá Nostalgia was a book that I saw floating around social media for months and I knew that eventually I would pick it up and [….]

Publishers Accepting Manuscripts from Writers — No Agent Needed

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Publishers Accepting Manuscripts from Writers — No Agent Needed These publishers accept manuscripts directly from writers. As is the case with most publishers that don’t require an agent, they have a narrow focus. But, if your work falls into the categories they publish, you will have a good chance of having your proposal read. As always, go to [….]

How to find a Literary Agent

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What is a Literary Agent:  1. lit·er·ar·y a·gent [ˈlidəˌrerē ˈājənt] NOUN literary agents (plural noun) a professional agent who acts on behalf of an author in dealing with publishers and others involved in promoting the author’s work. Access the Guide to Literary Agents-Free Guide to Book   Here are some resources on finding a literary [….]

Clapback Season with Melania Luisa Marte’s “Mela”

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Its Clap back season and ” Mela” is here for it My mother calls me ‘mal habla’. Her Spanish tells me what I feel doesn’t have the right words. That I say the wrong things. A monster inside my mouth, that I speak in a crude tongue. Tells me I don’t know how to be [….]

Book Review: El Alto

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This Mixtape is a Time Capsule: a book review of Francis Mateo’s El Alto Francis Mateo’s El Alto is a mixtape of sorts, juxtaposing poetry, vignettes, photography, short stories and dialogues in Spanish, English and Spanglish. Call it prose or freeverse, Mateo’s second book captures the ever-changing neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood in New [….]

Lanzamiento de Antología Multicultural

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LA COMUNIDAD POÉTICA RD LANZA ANTOLOGIA MULTICULTURAL DE ESCRITORES EMERGENTES La Comunidad Poética  ha puesto en circulación su libro: Antología Multicultural de Escritores Emergentes, generación XXI. quienes han compilado escritos de 31 escritores emergentes dominicanos y de otros países de habla hispana. Esto con la finalidad de para dar a conocer su talento la antología [….]

About Us

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Dominican Writers Association is a platform dedicated to supporting and promoting the works by writers of Dominican descent. Our mission is to provide them the tools and resources to continue developing their craft and reach the heights of the literary cannon. #Supportdominicanwriters Our Team/Nuestro Equipo Santo Domingo Team Supporters What we offer “It’s like my [….]

How to Leave Home

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How to Leave Home Pretend the section 8 apartment your mother fought to put over your head is no longer enough. You grown, you gotta go. Fill the apartment you’ll always call home to the brim with memories that threaten. Like the scrapping of innocence, the belt whippings, the fist fights with your sister, the [….]

Little Dominican Republic

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Little Dominican Republic Elected officials, community leaders and activist designated Washington Heights as “Little Dominican Republic.” They took a lot of photos.  “WaHI” Anytime I describe or explain Washington Heights and Inwood, I’m pretending I know what I’m talking about. On the surface this is what Washington Heights and Inwood looks like: Some businesses are [….]