Isabel Quintero

Isabel Quintero, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, was born, raised, and resides in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Her first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, received the 2015 William C. Morris Award for Debut YA Novel, the 2015 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, and the California Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adults, and has been on several best of and recommended reading lists. In addition to fiction, Quintero also writes poetry, and her work can be found in The James Franco ReviewHuizache, The Great American Lit Mag, As/Us Journal, The Acentos Review, The Pacific Review, and others.


“My Writing is My Activism”: An Interview with Isabel Quintero

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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