Student on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture and a grant-holder of the same programme. A graduate in Hispano-American Language and Literature from UASLP. Her article “Palinuro de México, mural Neobarroco” was published in the digital magazine Desyerto (2019). She has loved literature from a young age, but it was during her exchange at the University of Granada in Spain when she discovered her passion for editing and the world of publishing. She has a particular interest in literature for children and young adults; she wrote her degree thesis on this subject (Panorama de la Literatura Infantil y Juvenil Mexicana en los primeros años del siglo XXI) and she hopes to be able to contribute to the dissemination and development of this genre in Mexico. She participated as an editor of the short story “Veneno para humanos” for Elipsis 2019, the training programme for emerging writers and editors run by the Hay Festival and the British Council Mexico.
ALEJANDRO, Patricio S.
Born in 1992, she is from Cuautla, Morelos, and studied Hispanic Literature at Morelos State Autonomous University. She is currently completing her education and is working at a well-known publishing house where she is putting into practice all that she learned on her degree course. She loves publishing, translation and editorial design. She also loves cats, tea and good stories of all kinds.
Fiction and screenplay writer. A graduate of UACM in Literary Creation, she later studied the craft with SOGEM. Her multidisciplinary education includes studies in theatre and folk dancing. For her, writing offers the freedom of unreal worlds and her work is usually in genres such as science fiction, horror and fantasy. A lover of music and cinema, she hopes to study film in order to take her writings to the big screen.
Julia Bravo Varela (1996) is a graduate in Hispanic Literature from UNAM. As well as Elipsis (2018), she has taken part in the San Miguel Writers' Conference (2019) and the Onceavo writing course in Xalapa (2019) run by the Foundation for Mexican Literature, in the fiction category. She edited the book Ää: manifiestos sobre la diversidad lingüística de Yásnaya Elena A. Gil (Almadía/Bookmate, 2020) and has taken workshops at the Kolijke nature reserve in Sierra Norte de Puebla. She came second in the degree course category of the Second University Essay Writing Competition run by the Seminario de Investigación sobre Conocimiento y Diversidad Cultural; and third in the same category of UNAM’s Leer la Nueva Realidad competition. She has published texts in Plumas atómicas and Este país. She is currently a columnist for the Revista Primera Página magazine and gives preparatory level classes in Literature and Research Methods.
BRAVO PÉREZ, Ana Laura
Graduate in Literary Studies, she is currently a researcher at the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ) and a high school teacher. Her two great adventures are literature and education. She has been a speaker at the 2018 Zonas Fronterizas Student Event, at the University of Tarapacá, and at the UAQ’s Derrida Por-venir philosophy and literature forum. Her article, “Los Colores del Desierto”, about her experience as a student in Chile was published by Furman217 magazine. She has a passion for documentary and non-fiction film, and has recently worked in the graphic novel medium in order to continue exploring “reality” despite (or because of) the pandemic. She is currently working on her thesis Mundos Escribibles: Una Propuesta de Lectura para América Latina and hopes that the next historical event that she has to live through is less contagious.
BUENROSTRO, Juan Carlos
(Guanajuato, 1996) Graduate in Arts and Cultural Management from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. Currently studying on the History of Art postgraduate degree course at the Autonomous University of Mexico. Buenrostro’s work includes art criticism, creative writing, political essay and short stories. Twice winner of the UAA National Art Critics’ Prize, in 2017 and 2018. Finalist in the Miguel León Portilla UNAM & Artes de México competition in 2018. Grant-holder on the PECDA artistic development programme in 2019. Published by the British Council, La Jornada, Terremoto, La Domadora and Viceversa Magazine, among others. Has given workshops on artistic appreciation, museology and art criticism in different spaces, including at the León International Book Fair, the University of Guanajuato, and the Aguascalientes Centre for Literary Studies and Research. Also worked as a curator for the León Cultural Institute’s Jesús Gallardo Gallery.
Alejandro Cámez was born on 4 May, 1999, in Ottawa, Canada, but has lived in Mexico for most of his life. He was on the 2019 Elipsis Programme and is continuing his studies as a theatre designer and cultural manager, focussing on the creation and dissemination of artistic projects for young people, contemporary theatre and preservation of the arts. As a writer and creative, he has received the UNAM Teatro Casero Prize for the video performance for children, La historia de una cebolla introvertida y su telescopio, and two mentions in the UANL Youth Literature Competition for the children’s stories “Las grietas de Pangea” and “Botas para mapache”. He has written and illustrated for publications such as The New Gay Times and has also carried out research into queer theatre and art, themes that he would like to tackle in his writing later on.
Author and screenplay writer since she discovered that she likes writing more than talking. She studied screenwriting at Georgetown University (2015). She was a volunteer and photographer at the Calgary Fringe Festival (2018). She studied Literary Writing (2019) and Cinema Screenwriting (2020) at the Latin America Writers’ School. In 2019 she co-wrote and acted in the short film Delirium. She is currently part of the writers’ group Bandapalabra, which, every two months, publishes a story on a subject they choose together. They will soon be publishing an anthology of stories based on the pandemic.
In the eighth semester of her Hispanic Literature degree. She is interested in learning about publishing, the creative process, literary criticism and linguistic research. She helps her classmates by editing and reading their texts. Reading them is important to her because she believes in the potential of their work. Currently a grant-holder with the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. At the centre she works on databases of disappeared people, as well as on a project that aims to disseminate women’s literature in the state of Nuevo León. With the support of the Languages, Discourses and Semiotics Department of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, she is carrying out a discourse analysis study of northern Mexican songs. Elipsis 2019 was a project that helped her to mould her interest in literature, thanks to the people she met and the team involved.
Estudiante de la licenciatura en Lingüística y Literatura Hispánica en la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). Obtuvo una mención honorífica en el XII Concurso Nacional de Cuento Histórico (2015) de la Universidad Iberoamericana (CDMX) con el título Los ramos de la Emperatriz. Su ensayo La libertad de México o del diablo: la industrialización de la muerte y el resguardo de la memoria fue publicado en la revista en línea Página Salmón (2019). La Literatura Medieval es su principal línea de investigación. Tiene gran interés en la edición y traducción de textos. Ha estudiado inglés, francés, alemán y náhuatl. En su tiempo libre disfruta aprender de la cultura oriental y de sus diversos alcances actuales.
DOMÍNGUEZ ALIPI, Elías
Elías Domínguez Alipi (Tabasco, Mexico; 1996) has a degree in Modern Languages from the Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco. From the age of 15 he has been taking part in different Mexican and international events related to writing and art. He currently teaches English and French language and Mexican Literature to children aged 8 to 12.
Writer and university lecturer in Humanities. She graduated with an Honourable Mention in Literary Studies from the Autonomous University of Querétaro (2020) with the thesis El cuento de hadas: juegos de reescritura y arquetipos genéricos. Apart from lecturing at Santa Cruz University College, she is also a columnist for the cultural magazine Bicaalú. Her short story Blim was published in the anthology La Resistencia as part of the 5th Endira Short Story Prize (2018). Her poem “Nana Rosa” was published in Enchiridion magazine. Her short stories “Augusta” and “El valor del oro” featured in Encuentro magazine, in the Calavera (2020) and Los Premios de la Academia (2019) editions, respectively. She currently works with Andrés García Barrios on different creative writing projects for the media.
FIGÓN, Ángel Gamaliel
She studied Hispanic Literature at UNAM. In 2019 she won the Alonso Quijano Young Writers’ Prize from the same university. She has worked as an editorial consultant for Article 19, an organization dedicated to the promotion of freedom of expression and edited the 2019 Mexican Development Report published by UNAM’s Development Studies Programme. She is interested in the material and intellectual histories of literature, women’s participation, and social projects involving free and equal access to books.
Originally from Durango. She is currently a student in the sixth semester of the Hispanic Literature degree at UANL. She is an avid reader and an editor in training. After taking part as an editor on the British Council’s Elipsis 2019 programme, she undertook a publishing project called Escritores Neoleoneses Emergentes, which has published several works. Furthermore, she is a writer and takes part in a poetry and a short story group. The genres that have most interested her up until now have been fantasy, horror, and the strange.
Born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, he is currently studying Hispanic Literature at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He loves reading novels, short stories, drama, literary non-fiction and poetry. The Elipsis programme published his first short story with Luisa González as editor; the Escritores Nuevoleoneses Emergentes has published two of his stories; Vox Orbis has also published one of his stories; and he has won the weekly poetry competition run by the Spanish newspaper El Cultural.
In a family with two architects and two engineers, she decided to follow her passion for language and literature. Born on the 3rd of January, 2000, she is studying Hispanic Literature at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. After participating in a number of short story competitions, she discovered her place in publishing. She is currently a part of the Escritores Neoloneses Emergentes publishing project, and she is working on the creation of texts for a future museum. Her alter ego is an otaku and makeup artist.
Julieta Hernández is a Hispanic Literature graduate. She had to go all the way to the University of Murcia and later get lost in a spell of “what to do with your life” in order to find her interest in editorial design and text editing. She then returned to Guadalajara and confirmed these thoughts thanks to the opportunity to learn everything offered by a local publishing company. After participating for two years in publishing the UdeG’s Letras Históricas magazine, and now working in advertising, she hopes to return to books in the way she did with the Elipsis programme.
She did a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature at UNAM and has studied on different seminars and courses on publishing. She has worked in the publishing departments of CISAN-UNAM, Editorial Jus, Editorial Tintable, Editorial Artes de México and is currently in the publishing department at IIBI-UNAM. She co-founded the publishing services agency, Ahuehuete. In 2019, her book La vida abierta won the UNAM Youth Poetry Prize. She has been given a FONCA grant, in the Poetry category, for the period 2020-2021.
LOUTFE OROZCO, Fernanda
Eighth-semester Literature student. Her interests are related to the translation and publishing of children’s books. She currently edits three magazines for UDLAP students: Catártica, which focuses on art; Sin Tapujos, whose speciality is psychology; and Espora, a literature magazine. Getting ready to graduate, she is looking for opportunities in the world of children’s literature so that she can work full time in this area.
Student of Hispanic Literature, specializing in publishing and research. She has worked as an editor for various popular science and cultural publications within the Faculty of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL). She is currently on the Research Support Programme run by the UANL’s Centre for Humanities Studies.
Studied Creative Writing at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. In 2019 this fiction writer was selected to take part in the Women's Creative Mentorship Project run by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She has published in magazines such as Sin Embargo, Este País and Tierra Adentro. Her book of short stories, Sapos en la lluvia, will be published soon by FCE and the Fondo Editorial Terra Adentro.
Feminist writer. Graduate of Hispanic Literature and Language from UNAM. She ran the first tutorial for cases of gender violence based on the UNAM protocol. She has published in the cultural supplement of the magazine Siempre!, in Punto de Partida magazine, on the Malvestida website and on the websites of the Fundación Gabo, Aristegui Noticias and Corriente Alterna. She is currently Project Assistant at the Journalistic Investigation Unit of the Department of Cultural Dissemination, CulturaUNAM, and is on the team translating Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh from Farsi into Mexican Spanish.
OGATA AGUILAR, Jumko
Jumko Ogata Aguilar is an Afro-Japanese and pocha writer originally from Veracruz. She is currently doing her degree thesis at UNAM’s College of Latin American Studies. She writes fiction, essay and film criticism, and has been published by the Revista de la Universidad, Vogue México, the British Council Mexico, and is a columnist for Coolhuntermx. Her subjects of interest are identity, racialization and racism in Mexico. She has given workshops on racialization and anti-racism for Facebook, the Department of Culture and non-profit organizations in Mexico and the United States.
Graduate in International Relations. Although he was educated in the social sciences, in his free time he prefers to read, and watch, fiction, particularly speculative fiction. Although publishing is one of his passions, taking part in the British Council-Hay Festival programme motivated him to learn more about cultural and artistic activities for professional training. He currently works at the National Institute of Fine Arts.
Student in Modern Literature and Language at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She works as an educator, a proofreader and a literary translator. She has written the children’s books: ¿Qué tiene abuelita? and ¿Qué tiene abuelito? (CECPAM, 2020) and her writings have been published in different digital outlets, including the academic journal Nuevas Poligrafías and the culture website Inexistente.
A Biology student and self-taught science fiction writer. He has the hypothesis that life is a metafiction written by cells. He works in science education at a museum, and was a grant-holder at the UANL’s Centre for Creative Writing, where he created a book of essays somewhere between literature and science. The book is called Transcriptoma, and in it he has tried to find the biological in the literary and the literary in the biological. Winner of the 2020 UANL Youth Literature competition with a story entitled “Blue Ranger”. He likes to go to the park to look at trees and listen to the cicadas.
VARELA, Diana Michel
Licenciada en Literatura Hispanomexicana, estudia su último semestre en la Maestría de Estudios Literarios en la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, enfocada en la línea de investigación de literatura mexicana contemporánea y regional, específicamente de la literatura regiomontana contemporánea. Asiste al Diplomado de Literatura Mexicana del Siglo xx a cargo del inba, así como al Taller de Espectadores, en Ciudad Juárez, realizado por el Centro de Investigación y Documentación Dramática Norteatro
Hispanic Literature graduate. Interested in alternative publishing processes, as well as the interaction between words and images. He currently works as a coordinator and proofreader for different publishing house. He lives in central Mexico City and tries to ensure that not all the plants die.