Last year, I handed Danez his Lammy finalist sticker at the LLF table in Minneapolis. This year, I placed that sticker on my own book! I know awards do not define greatness… but being recognized for something you work so hard at is simply beautiful. Growing up in the South Bronx, I didn’t think that […]

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Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is an intentional community space. Our mission is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Through this journal, we are attempting to center the lives and experiences of QPOC in contemporary America. Thus, we view the journal (and our reading series) as […]

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Hola Angels,

As a young boy growing up in the South Bronx, I thought it was impossible that I would one day be a writer. I thought it would forever be my guilty pleasure, especially since none of the authors we read in school had a surname like mine. When my guidance counselor expressed to me that I was a gifted writer, it transformed what I believed was possible for myself. This is why organizations like the Lambda Literary Foundation are invaluable. I am starting the next chapter of my life: my first book will be released April 2015, and I was recently selected to attend the 2014 LLF Retreat for Emerging Writers!

I have been offered a scholarship that covers tuition for the residency. Pretty awesome, huh? The scholarship, however, does not cover lodging. This is where you (my favorite person in the whole wide world) can make a tax-deductible donation and make a writer’s dream come true.

I’d like to be able to count on you to make a donation so that I can attend this amazing retreat this summer.

If you are willing to put the link on Facebook, twitter, or any way to reach your network that would also be awesome.

Giving is easy! Simply click on My Fundraising Site address to visit my personal fundraising page where you can read more about the Lambda Literary Foundation and the Emerging Writers Retreat… as well as make a secure donation online.

Thank you for your support!

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