Writing in two worlds: Resources
Published: October 27, 2006
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
Runs workshops, curates readings, distributes awards and fellowships, and publishes a magazine. The premier organization supporting Asian-American writing.
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs
The place to start if you are considering applying for an MFA.
Offers residencies in the Pacific Northwest for women writers of diverse cultural backgrounds.
PEN American Center
A nonprofit center for literary advancement. Publishes Grants and Awards Available to American Writers, an indispensable tome for writers.
New York Public Library
Gives a nice basic overview of immigrant publications.
Countless books are classified within the immigrant literature category, but here is a sample of the more recent anthologies.
Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers, edited by Nick Carbo and Eileen Tabios
Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women, edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
Crossing into America: The New Literature of Immigration, edited by Louis Gerard Mendoza and S. Shankar
Immigrant Voices: Twenty-four Narratives on Becoming an American, edited by Gordon Hutner
Growing Up Ethnic in America: Contemporary Fiction About Learning to Be American, edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan
Kori: The Beacon Anthology of Korean American Fiction, edited by Heinz Insu Fenkl, et al
Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language and Loss, edited by André Aciman
The Nuyorasian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City, edited by Bino A. Realuyo et al
Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose, edited by Barbara Tran, et al
Often many general-interest literary magazines will publish an issue on a particular theme, which can sometimes have a multicultural slant (For example, Open City recently published an issue called "The Russian Question"). However, here is a list of some ethnic-American literary magazines.
The African American Review
A quarterly journal promoting a dialogue between writers, artists and scholars on African-American literature and culture.
The Asian Pacific American Journal
Publishes Asian-American and Pacific Islander writers.
Published as a collaboration between Smith and Wesleyan colleges, the target of this magazine is "women in movement: geographically and economically, in migration and diaspora; politically, in both local and transnational patterns of organization and coalition; and intellectually, in theoretical transformations produced by these transnational realities."
A magazine that aims to celebrate the cultures where the Spanish and English languages are prominent.
Edited in Prague and New York, this magazine aims to introduce readers to writers whose work has not yet appeared in English.
Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics
A biannual, interdisciplinary journal of poetry, poetics, experimental ethnography and cultural and performance studies.