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 or paper text to:

  • Lina Meruane
  • Creative Writing Editor, Latin American Literary Review
  • Liberal Studies
  • New York University
  • 726 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
  • New York, NY 10003


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 key words (which help with discovery of your article) and abstract (the first thing researchers will see about your article).