Megacity Review™ (MCR), a literary arts journal for underrepresented voices, is launching its first writing contest.

With the advent of Hispanic Heritage Month, Megacity Review™ is offering up to $1,000 for fiction and nonfiction stories for authors of color and their allies.

LOS ANGELES, California, USA, Sept. 16, 2022 / — Megacity Review™, a literary arts journal for underrepresented voices, has launched its first fiction and non-fiction writing contest. fiction. Since the populations of urban centers are made up of people from all over the world, MCR bets on their interactions to create captivating stories. “Living in big cities, called megacities, you interact with people from all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds,” said MCR editor Genaro Trejo. “Their relationships tell compelling stories, but talented writers are often overwhelmed by the publishing process.” Mr. Trejo, who has helped fund films such as “The Invention of Lying” with Rick Gervais and “The Tao of Steve” with Sandra Bullock, supports new and emerging voices. “In these times of uncertainty, representation is an important component that is often overlooked in publishing. We are here to help fix the problem,” Trejo said.

A registered nonprofit, MCR works to help writers of color, women, and their allies build and expand their literary communities. The competition will initially be screened by MCR’s editorial staff, led by MCR’s Managing Editor, Lisa McKamy (University of Chicago Press). Winners will be chosen by Robinne Lee (, actor and author of “The Idea of ​​You”, and Richard Villegas, Jr., whose work inspired the Starz series, “Vida”. Submissions will be taken until November 30 and the non-fungible token (NFT) is expected in January 2023. See for details.

About Megacity Review™
MCR publishes and shines a light on underrepresented voices, including Latino, African American, Asian, and Pacific Islander authors and their allies. Founded by social entrepreneur and East Los Angeles native Genaro Trejo, MCR is an affiliate of Stem the Slide, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. MCR is published bi-annually by NFT. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Ryan Hilterbran
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