Arte Público Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Arte Público Press is the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors. Its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, is dedicated to the authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States. Books published under the imprint serve as a bridge from home to school to support family literacy and elementary school education. Based at the University of Houston, Arte Público Press, Piñata Books and the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project provide the most widely recognized and extensive showcase for Hispanic literary arts and creativity. For more information, please visit

(713) 743-2847
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Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
University of Houston
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Nicolas Kanellos
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Submissions Policy Submissions to Arte Público Press Books for adult and general readers. Please become familiar with our publications before submitting a manuscript, and send only material relevant to our publishing needs. We only consider electronic submissions. Please do not mail manuscripts. Please do not call our offices for instructions or to discuss submissions. We recommend that writers include an introductory sample of the manuscript instead of sending the entire manuscript. Manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, introductory chapters, etc. are considered in either English or Spanish, although the majority of our publications are in English. Response time is 2-4 months for queries and proposals and 3-6 months for manuscripts. Submissions for Piñata Books Piñata Books is Arte Público Press’ imprint for children’s and young adult literature. It seeks to authentically and realistically portrayed themes, characters and customs unique to US Hispanic culture. Submissions and manuscript formalities are the same as for Arte Público Press. Illustrators are welcome to update files by submitting new art samples online through our website at: Printers – Illustrators – Artists Guidelines
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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Year round
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Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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