Michael Lorenzo Porter

Michael Lorenzo Porter grew up in and around Mid-City, Los Angeles, where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. His short stories have appeared in Killing Fields Journal, and LAWS Review No. 1. His short story “In My Head” was adapted for the screen in Germany as In Meinem Kopf.


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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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