The Latin American Literary Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the literature of Latin America (including the United States) and Brazil. It is published semiannually in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Bringing to its readers the most recent writing of some of the leading scholars and critics in the fields of Hispanic and Portuguese literature, the Latin American Literary Review is of interest to all libraries and institutions of higher learning, and especially to all departments of English, Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, and Comparative Literature. Since its appearance in the Fall of 1972, the magazine has been very well received, and has aroused national and international interest.

Back content for this journal prior to vol. 43 can be found on JSTOR or PROQUEST.

Journal editor:

Paper correspondence may be sent to:

  • Debra A. Castillo
  • Editor, Latin American Literary Review
  • Dept. Comparative Literature
  • Goldwin Smith Hall
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca, NY 14853


Book review editor

Send books for review to:

  • Luis Cárcamo Huechante
  • Book Review Editor, Latin American Literary Review
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    BEN 2.116
    150 W. 21st Street, Stop B3700
    Austin, TX 78712-1155


Section Editor, Creative Writing

Send inquiries or proposals by email to:

  • Giovanna Rivero
  • Creative Writing Editor, Latin American Literary Review


Editorial Board members


  • Articles are accepted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement email as soon as we have received and processed the article.
  • All submissions should conform to the MLA Style Manual.
  • Please submit article through the Journal Management System on our website at Ubiquity Press, located at


Articles that have been accepted for publication in the Review must be resent electronically to  LALR completely proofread and ready for processing and online upload according to the following specifications:

  1. Only one space should follow periods and other punctuation.
  2. Endnote numbers should be placed after parentheses, periods, and other punctuation.
  3. Use italicizing function to designate titles, foreign words, etc.
  4. Use Tabs function to create paragraphs and offsets.

The views expressed by the contributors do not necessarily represent those of the Editors.


Increasingly, colleagues and students have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to find research material, rather than the MLA International Bibliography, or scanning library shelves. Best practices for online discovery include:

  1. Google values the beginnings of titles more than the end, so it is important to have your searchable terms first in the title.
  2. Use no more than 40 characters, including spaces.
  3. Consider how readers will search, and use terminology that is frequently searched while also being specific to your study:  eg, “Che Guevara in Bolivia” rather than “Hasta siempre comandante: Building upon the legacy of Che Guevara in Contemporary Bolivia.”  The first is searchable because it is clear and includes likely search terms.  The latter title is less discoverable because it is too long and not framed in likely search phrases.
  4. Make sure to think carefully about your keywords (which help with discovery of your article) and abstract (the first thing researchers will see about your article).


Please review the following guidelines carefully. Feel free to contact the Book Review Editor with any questions you may have about format and/or content while preparing the review.

Preparation of reviews

The length of the review should be approximately 1,000 words.

The Latin American Literary Review (LALR) publishes articles and reviews in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reviews of books published in English should be written in English; for books published in Spanish or Portuguese, the reviewer can opt for writing it in any of the three languages of the journal.

  1. Book citation: A full citation of the book under review should appear at the top of the text, exactly as follows: Title of Book. By First Name Last Name OR Edited by First Name Last Name. City (& State, if needed) of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. ### pages.
  2. Reviewer’s name: Write your name and academic affiliation at the end of the review as follows: First name Last name Institution
  3. Spacing & margins: Double-space all text (including quoted material) throughout the review; leave margins of at least 1 inch on all sides of the text.
  4. Font: Use Times New Roman 11pt or 12pt; use only italics (do not underline) for book titles, foreign words, etc., per MLA format.
  5. Punctuation & paragraphs: Only one space should follow periods and other punctuation; paragraphs should be created with TABS or with the paragraph offset function.
  6. Numbers: Use Arabic numerals for chapters (e.g., Chapter 10).
  7. Citations: Give the page number (in parentheses) for any material quoted from the reviewed book. Non-English quotations do not need to be translated. If you need to refer to the work of another writer, please include full name and full title, with date of original publication and, if needed, page numbers in parentheses. Note: LALR book reviews do not contain footnotes, endnotes, bibliographies or lists of works cited.

Please note that the Book Review Editor reserves the right to make changes in format and style; if possible, substantive editing will be done in consultation with the reviewer. If the submitted review departs substantially from either format or focus of the journal’s current Book Reviews section, the review will be returned for revision.

The graduate assistant of the Book Review Editor will be also in touch with the reviewer regarding the shipping and reception of the book for review, as well as for any further administrative coordination.

Submission of reviews

 Please send the review as an attachment (DOC or DOCX only) directly to the LALR Book Review Editor (