Rebecca Gross

Rebecca Gross is an independent writer, researcher, and editor living in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in LA Progressive, Indie Obsessive, Mojave Heart Review, and Entropy Magazine. She curates, edits, and self-publishes a zine called All Female Menu, which features the art and writing of exclusively female-identifying millennials. As part of this same feminist initiative, she also organizes poetry/prose readings at bookstores around Los Angeles featuring primarily female and non-binary performers. In the fall, she will begin an English graduate program at Loyola Marymount, where she'll focus her studies on literature written by women of diasporas. While taking classes there, she will also work as a First Year Seminar Writing Instructor, mentoring undergraduate students on the craft of writing. Find her on Twitter @becsgross.


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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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