I was so thankful when I found the KidLit Latinx Facebook group! My quest to find a bilingual critique group here in SoCal proved to be a difficult one. I began to research online for groups or organizations geared towards Latinx authors and illustrators, and although I didn’t find a bilingual critique group (more on that later), I did come across the Kidlit Latinx Facebook group. They welcomed me with open arms and were quick to answer any and all questions. It was amazing to find a group of people who were so open and generous with their time and advice. I’ve also found this to be true of most of the writing community.
It was here that I came to find out that a number of individuals were coming together to give voice to Latinx creators via a Twitter pitch party and they asked if I would join. Truth be told, I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into, as I was (and still am) very new to the publishing world and it’s many intricacies. Talents were pooled, and after much effort by fellow team members, the #LatinxPitch Twitter pitch party came to be on September 15th, 2020. To find out more about this yearly event, visit: http://www.latinxpitch.com.
NPR did a story on the team/event, and most recently, Hispanic Network Magazine featured our team. See the article here: https://hnmagazine.com/2020/10/latinxpitch-the-twelve-authors-creating-diversity-in-publishing/