Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you doing this?
Well, we're so glad you asked. We're doing this for a number of reasons. The first is the lack of Latin American and Caribbean representation in the United States Publishing Industry. We're committed to changing this by providing opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean writers in speculative genres. Secondly, we want to provide a dialogue between English and Spanish language stories in an ongoing way that hasn't ever been attempted. And finally, we want the diversity of cultures in the Americas to have a chance to see each other in ways they might not have thought possible.
How can we support you?
You can spread the word about us and our mission to anyone you think might be interested. We're actively seeking people to help us with submissions reading, translating, and proofreading.
We're also launching our first Kickstarter on October 1st, and we'd love it if you could back us there and tell others once the doors open, because we need your help to fulfill our funding goals.
What's up with the Capybaras?
Around the world, in various cultures, constellations have often been linked to the practice of astrology. So, for a little bit of extra fun we thought we'd make a zodiac of our own, with each year being a different animal. Our first year, 2021 will be the Year of the Capybara! Capybaras are the embodiment of serenity. They're very chill, and have a highly defined sense of community, so what more perfect mascot for year one of our new endeavour could we ask for?
We'll have starry capybaras merch available in our Kickstarter, as well as some other surprises coming up next year.
Do you allow authors to translate their own stories?
Yes, but the translation must be approved by someone on the Constelación staff prior to publication. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What do you mean when you say you don’t want racism, homophobia, bigotry, discrimination, ableism, or misogyny? No mention of it at all?
It’s one thing to mention or have a character or a society where these are prevalent, and your protagonist has to deal with the implications of dealing with said character or living in said society. It’s another to write a story where the core of the story is a misogynist going on a killing rampage and rambling on about why he’s justified in his views. To put it more simply: if we feel like a story is glorifying any of these, we just don't want it.