Puentes Review is an online magazine that promotes and celebrates the work of Latin American/Latinx creatives in Australia & New Zealand.
Besides its commitment to elevate Latinx writing and artwork, Puentes Review aims to establish connections between the diaspora in Australia and emerging and established Latinx writers in Latin America and other parts of the world through interviews, translations and special projects.
Founded by Gabriella Munoz in 2020, Puentes Review champions emerging writers of all ages.
Gabriella Munoz – Founder & Editor
Gabriella is a Mexican-born writer and editor based in Naarm, Melbourne. She has edited print and online magazines in Mexico and Australia. Gabriella was the 2018 Digital Writer in Residence at Writers Victoria and a 2019 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. She's a proud member of West Writers 2021-2022. Gabriella studied Media and Communication, and Children's and Young Adult Literature at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has a Master's in English from the University of Sydney. She writes essays, short stories and poetry, and has been published in Meanjin, Cordite, the Australian Multilingual Project and Mascara Literary Review, amongst others.
Fernanda Fain-Binda – Proof-reader
Fernanda is a London-born writer and proof-reader, based in Melbourne. Her parents are from Mendoza, Argentina. Fernanda is bilingual (English/Spanish) and loves reading, writing, and researching non-fiction. She studied Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies at University College London, and has a Master’s in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck College. Fernanda has written for SBS, ABC, the Arts Wellbeing Collective, Being magazine, and Eureka Street.
Dr César Albarrán-Torres – Translator & Interviewer
César is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication. He has been widely published in academic and non-academic titles as a film and literary critic, author and translator. His current research focuses on what he calls gamble-play media, hybrid platforms where gambling and digital interactive media intersect. Other research interests include film and television, as well as the negotiations between social media and politics in Mexico, particularly concerning the drug cartels. His books Digital Gambling: Theorizing Gamble-Play Media and Global Trafficking Networks on Film and Television: Hollywood’s Cartel Wars were published by Routledge. He is one of the editors of film journal Senses of Cinema.
Dr Andrea Ballesteros Danel – Translator
Andrea is an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in history, archaeology, language teaching and translation. Her scholarly work focuses on the historiography and history of archaeology surrounding pre-Columbian trans-Pacific contact, predominantly between the Americas and Polynesia. As such, it has a strong focus on the Global South and on Spanish-language materials. She’s a NAATI-certified translator, an avid researcher, and a dissectologist (i.e. a jigsaw puzzle maniac) based in Meanjin (Brisbane).
Ruth is a Mexican illustrator and graphic designer, currently based in Sydney, Australia. She is a digital nomad who enjoys working from anywhere in the world. A year ago, she released her first coloring book, titled "El Abecedario Mazatleco", which features a collection of illustrations inspired by the city of Mazatlán. You can learn more about her work through her social media @ruanriga