Like a wish upon a star, Constelación Magazine was born out of two people who had the same dream: to read more speculative stories in Spanish. Though we live more than 6,400 miles apart, the universe answered by bringing us together, with the goal of amplifying the voices of Latin America and the Caribbean. At the same time, we want to give Spanish-speakers access to stories of all races, ethnicities, genders, and walks of life.
Constelación is a quarterly speculative fiction bilingual magazine, publishing stories in both Spanish and English. Writers can submit their stories in either language. Fifty percent of the stories we publish in every issue will be from authors from the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diaspora.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...
Coral Alejandra Moore (she/her)
Coral has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives her tales. Her mother is from Puerto Rico and her father is from Portugal, and she grew up speaking three languages with very little idea of the boundaries between them. She is a 2013 alum of the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop and she has been published by Diabolical Plots, Zombies Need Brains, and Secrets of the Goat People. Currently, she lives with the love of her life and a dangerously smart dog in the beautiful state of Washington where she rides motorcycles, raises chickens, and drinks all the coffee.
Mother of cats. Vampire by night, zombie by daylight. Born and raised in Asunción, Paraguay. Eliana wrote her first and only picture book fanfiction in 1995, titled Frog and Toad go to the Zoo, as a second-grade class assignment. Spoiler: everyone gets eaten in the end. She has won over ten short story awards in Paraguay, and one for a short screenplay. In 2017 she co-wrote the screenplay for Alas de Gloria, an animated film about the Chaco War that is currently in production. She’s published two Litrpg books in the Vindication 2.0 series under her pen name, Morgan Díaz.
Eliana González Ugarte
CO-EDITOR, TRANSLATOR, VAMPIRE-IN-CHIEF
Cristina Jurado studied Advertising and Public Relations at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and holds a Master’s degree in Rhetoric from Northwestern University (USA). She is a bilingual author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other hybrid genres, as well as editor and translator. In 2019 she became the first female author to win the Best Novel Ignotus Award (Spain’s Hugo) for Bionautas. Her recent fiction includes the novella CloroFilia and her collection of stories Alphaland. She edited anthologies such as Alucinadas, Spanish Women of Wonder, WhiteStar and Infiltradas and has worked as international editor for Apex magazine and as co-editor of The Apex Book of World SF #5.
TRANSLATOR, PROOFREADER, CONTRIBUTOR, VALKYRIE
Libia Brenda studied literature and is an editor, writer, and translator. She writes speculative fiction and her work has been published in several anthologies and magazines, and translated to Italian and English. She’s one of the co-founders of Cúmulo de Tesla (@Cumulodetesla,) a multidisciplinary collective that promotes dialogue between art and science. In 2018 she participated in the Mexicax Initiative, and in 2019 became the first Mexican woman to be nominated for a Hugo Award for her editing work in the A Larger Reality/Una realidad más amplia anthology, which was a result of the initiative. She also edited Un universo en el que no nos distinguimos. Una realidad más amplia 2.0 and another hybrid, bilingual science fiction video game (like MUD) can be downloaded and played for free in: http://alargerreality.mx/2019/