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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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This short story will be out at Tor.com in April, but you can pre-order it now... #SFF #historicalSFF #shortstory
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A mayoral convo like no other. If you are in Philadelphia, you need to be here! #Philadalphia  #politics
Join AL DÍA News Media for this unique conversation leading up to the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Race! This conversation will break the wall between the candidates, the media, and the public. The mayoral candidates will conver...
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“Hundreds of legal scholars agree that the President’s executive action on immigration is constitutional and within his authority. We are confident that the court system will reject this meritless lawsuit that only wastes taxpayer dollars.” AL DÍA's editorial this week. #executiveaction #immigration  
No, Obama’s executive action on immigration hasn’t been ruled unconstitutional. The injunction issued Feb. 17 by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas (as part of a lawsuit brought by 26 states opposing the president’s action) was predicated not on constitutionality, but on the Administrative Procedure Act.
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ICYMI: I wrote about Latino/a Speculative fiction at Tor.com (#SFWAPro)
Putting the I in Speculative: Looking at U.S. Latino/a Writers and Stories Spanish designates the letter Y as “i-griega”—literally, the Greek i—to mark its difference from the letter I, which Spanish-speakers understand to be from the Latin even when we don...
Putting the I in Speculative: Looking at U.S. Latino/a Writers and Stories Spanish designates the letter Y as “i-griega”—literally, the Greek i—to mark its difference from the letter I, which Spanish-speakers understand t...
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How many of Philadelphia's mayoral candidates have bilingual websites? How many of them have people on staff who can speak in any language but English to the diverse communities that thrive in our city? #phl2015  
Are Philly politics an English-only affair? Do we apply Geno’s Steaks policy of “This is America, when ordering, speak English” to would-be voters trying to learn more about the candidates?
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"50% of the officially announced Democratic candidates for Mayor of Philadelphia are Latino. If you don't think this is significant you haven't been paying attention."
So, as of Jan. 15, a full 50 percent of the officially declared Democratic candidates for Mayor of Philadelphia are Latino. If you don't think this is significant, you haven't been paying attention.
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People think we are all making too much of this... #oscars2015   #fail   #racism  
If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter, or really on the internet at all, you will have heard that the 87th edition of the Academy Awards had its share of presumably well-intentioned but cringeworthy gaffes.
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Be part of a conversation with the 'New Philadelphia' — the millennials & communities of color driving the growth in our city
Join AL DÍA News Media for this unique conversation leading up to the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Race! This conversation will break the wall between the candidates, the media, and the public. The mayoral candidates will converse with a selection of the city’...
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I write about eight Latin@ writers and their stories, and point you to 11 other Latin@ speculative writers to read.
Putting the I in Speculative: Looking at U.S. Latino/a Writers and Stories Spanish designates the letter Y as “i-griega”—literally, the Greek i—to mark its difference from the letter I, which Spanish-speakers understand t...
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"We are welcomed to be part of the audience," Félix Sánchez wrote, "but not part of the show." #SNL40  
"Saturday Night Live," which celebrated its 40th season with a three-and-a-half hour, star-studded tribute on Sunday, has had only two Latino cast members during its long tenure: Horatio Sanz and Fred Armisen. Two out of 141.
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"The Anglo media can play it off as simple political astuteness, but we know better. It matters that Philadelphia’s university par excellence will have a Latino Civil Rights law chair. It matters now, it will matter even more years from now." #Philadelphia #PHL2015
What the Anglo media doesn’t get about the significance of Nelson Díaz endowing a law chair in Latino Civil Rights at Temple could fill all of 5th Street from Lehigh to Allegheny.
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 Dear chica, comadre, chingona, cabrona: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Speculative fiction needs you (yeah, yeah, so I'm malhablada ;) ) #SFF
Photo: Pixabay Here is what I know: You are writing. Fan fiction. Stories about ghosts and legends and shapeshifters. Vampires. Monsters. Spaceships and magical neighborhoods. Sometimes — when I'm lucky — I get to read you...
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Managing editor
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Bilingual journalist. AP and EFE style editor. Op-ed columnist. Speculative novelist, short story writer and poet. Moderator and panelist for journalism and speculative fiction panels. Blogger. Part of Huff Post Live's roster of community commenters.
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  • Al Día News Media
    Managing Editor, present
    Managing and assigning editor, and production coordinator for AL DÍA's weekly print newspaper in Spanish, and its news web site in English and Spanish. Editor of AL DÍA's book "200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia." With other members of the editorial and operational team, engage in the planning for new web site to be unveiled in June 2014. Led the editorial team in the development of video series TAPAS, video documentary Op-Eds and English-language component of web site. Originator and moderator of AL DÍA's Media in the City: Race, Representation, Gender & Identity series of media panels. Moderator of AL DÍA's "In Conversation With" series of interviews with public figures such as Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Bob Casey, Representatives Bob Brady and Allyson Schwartz. Lead on AL DÍA's editorial roundtables with Hilda Solís, Sen. Bob Menendez, and CEOs from Aqua America and other Philadelphia-area businesses.
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Latina writer, editor & blogger. @followthelede on Twitter
Introduction
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be said -- suited me for none (and every one) of the occupations I've plied since. 

I've been staff writer, production coordinator, editor and managing editor at a string of weekly newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. I am currently the managing editor of Al Día News Media, a Latino news media organization that publishes in Spanish and English, online and in print. I was also the editor of Al Día's book, 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia in 2012.

In addition to news, I write speculative fiction and poetry. My poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, We'Moon, La Bloga's Floricanto online, Scheherezade's Bequest at Cabinet des Fees and is slated to appear in an upcoming anthology to fund Con or Bust.

My fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Crossed Genres #24; in the anthologies Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction, Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two, and is slated to appear in the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction at the Margins of History in May, and in the upcoming GUD magazine, issue 7.


My novel, INK, was published by Crossed Genres Publications in 2012. It was named to Latinidad's Best Books of 2012 list. It is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, Smashwords and others online booksellers.


I'm something of a social media enthusiast, at both work and play, and habitually haunt the Latinos in Social Media twitter party (#latism) and Muckrack Chat (#muckedup). 
Bragging rights
The description of INK in Latinidad's "Best Books of 2012" list: “If Margaret Atwood were Latina, this eerily believable depiction of where U.S. immigration policy is heading is the novel she would have written instead of The Handmaid’s Tale."
Education
  • Sarah Lawrence College
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Quantum Theology: Unthinkable darkness riven with unbearable light
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Incarnation. It is not tame. It is not touching. It is not beautiful. It is uninhabitable terror. It is unthinkable darkness riven with unbe

"The Mediterranean is a graveyard."
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Ruined watchtowers dot the easternmost point of mainland Italy. A crippled ship weighed down with over 500 refugees caught fire and sunk of

Show me your INK. Banned books update. On-Line Floricanto in waxing October
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Review: Sabrina Vourvoulias. Ink. Somerville MA: Crossed Genres Publications, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0615657813 ISBN-10: 0615657818. Michael Sed

Book Review: Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias : Escape Pod
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In certain parts of the US, immigration policy and illegal alien rights are forefront. In other parts, they exist only as issues upon which

Banning History in Arizona: Banning History in Arizona
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With all the stop SOPA and PIPA stuff in the news, a bit of news from Tuscon has gone largely unnoticed. In schools, works by Chicano author

Following the lede: DreamActivist.org calls for immediate action on two ...
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DreamActivist.org calls for immediate action on two deportation cases. Nadia Habib is currently a junior at Stony Brook University in New Yo

Following the lede: 'National Security Begins at Home' bills would exact...
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'National Security Begins at Home' bills would exact economic, moral costs. Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week, the Pa. House