If you'd like to read more Venezuelan writing:
Co-editor of Crude Words, Katie, has a site dedicated to Venezuelan literature, featuring information about books and authors and where to find English translations: venezuelanliterature.co.uk
Palabras Errantes have a great selection of translated stories called Voices From the Venezuelan City.
Words Without Borders have a special issue on Venezuela.
For readers of Spanish, we recommend:
Ficción Breve Venezolana: ficcionbreve.org
The crónica is a hybrid form that combines journalism and storytelling, sometimes called New Journalism in English, or creative non-fiction. There is a boom in crónica writing across Latin America at present, with a number of fine magazines encouraging and publishing some exceptional work. Here are links to some of our favourites:
Etiqueta Negra (Peru) http://etiquetanegra.com.pe/ (publisher of The Goal-Begetting Women of the Andes)
Replicante (Mexico) http://revistareplicante.com/ (publisher of Costa Nica: The Central American Dream)
piauí (Brazil) http://revistapiaui.estadao.com.br/ (publisher of Congressman Romário: Big Fish in the Aquarium)
el puercoespín (Argentina) http://www.elpuercoespin.com.ar/
El Malpensante (Colombia) http://elmalpensante.com/