Call for Submissions – Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul

Lowriting - demo by Emilio Medina of Muy Creative

Lowriting design by Emilio Medina of Muy Creative

During my recent book tour in Los Angeles I announced a new book, Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul. This book will feature the photography of Los Angeles based photographer/poet Art Meza. Meza, who started off as a hobby photographer taking shots with his phone, has graduated into a full-fledged artist who dazzles anyone that sees his work.

The theme of this book will be stories revolving around old school cars, bombs, lowriders and oldies that Meza frames with his lens. BSP is looking for short stories, poems, prose etc. – having to do with these kinds of cars and their culture.

There is an open call for submissions for this book!

If you need inspiration, please visit Meza’s Etsy shop where you can purchase his signed prints – they are amazing. These are just some of the photos that will be included the book.

Lowriting - prints at Cypress Park Library, L.A.

The competition is already elite, so you have to really bring it when you submit something for this title. No hard feelings, no love lost – this is not amateur hour! The theme is wide open – you just have to make it about these cars and/or their culture. Have a horror story inside of you, involving a ’64 Impala? An epic poem about a car chase involving a ’52 Bel Aire? A prose piece about your family tradition of lowriding..? The sky’s the limit. Think outside the box!

The deadline for submissions is July 4, 2013. All submissions must be sent to me no later than the deadline. Space is limited and competition high! So the sooner you get your work in the better! Be professional with your submissions!

If you are familiar with BSP books then you know last our last call for submissions ended up in a successful book (¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature). Don’t miss your chance to be included in this amazing collection.

Feel free to share this post with others and in your literary circles, especially if you know someone who might be interested in submitting.

*Important Note: Submissions are unpaid! 

Thank you and good luck!

– S|J|R


  • Patricia Cox

    Looks like an exciting project!

  • When my story gets chosen, do I at least get a copy since there is no pay? Also…I am the publisher for the revived magazine The Show Scene Magazine and think this is an awesome story for us to cover once the book is out! Let’s talk. Visit us on thanks! L.B. Flores