FAQ’s

1. Does everyone who applies to CantoMundo gain admission?

Admission to CantoMundo is granted through a competitive process. The pool of applicants changes each year so if you are not admitted the first time you apply, we encourage you to resubmit in subsequent years.

2. Who reviews the applications for admittance to CantoMundo?

The applications are reviewed by the Organizing Committee of CantoMundo, which is currently comprised of CantoMundo co-founders, Norma E. Cantú, Celeste Guzmán Mendoza, Deborah Paredez and Carmen Tafolla.

3. Should I send poems that I expect to workshop at CantoMundo?

We recommend sending your best work.

4. How much does it cost to participate in CantoMundo?

When you are accepted to CantoMundo, you must cover your travel to Austin, Texas, housing, and meals during the three-day retreat. Housing is available at dormitories on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin; a double room is $35/night, which requires a roommate, while a single room is $70/night. It is required that all fellows stay in the university dormitories; no exceptions. The dorm rooms are furnished and equipped with a private bath; towels and sheets are provided however fellows should bring their own toiletries. Breakfast and lunch are provided for fellows on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the retreat, while fellows are responsible for their own dinners and other expenses.