is a publishing
company with goals concerning bringing Chicano
literature to the forefront of American culture
and uniting all Chicanos in the United States
. It was founded in 1967 by Octavio I. Romano and, from 1970–1972, offered the Premio Quinto Sol literary prize—to Tomás Rivera
, Rudolfo Anaya
, and Rolando Hinojosa
--each of whom is now considered a major literary voice.Cyrus R.K. Patell, "Emergent Ethnic Literatures: Native American, Hispanic, Asian American," A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture
, ed. Josephine G. Hendin, p.366. The final award was given in 1975 to Estela Portillo Trambley
.Luis Leal and Manuel M. Martin-Rodríguez, "Chicano Literature, The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
, vol. 2, Ed. Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker, p.571.
After this fourth award, Quinto Sol
divided into two separate publishers, Editorial Justa and Tonatiuh International.Héctor Calderón, Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders
, U of Texas P, p. 66.