Anel is author of novel, Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas (Kórima Press & Evelyn Street Press), and play Empanda, which has been produced at multiple venues including the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, MACLA in San Jose, CA, MECA in Houston, the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, the University of Texas, Trinity University and at national art festivals.
Additional work can be found in The San Antonio Current (2012), Ignite Magazine (2011), El Mundo Zurdo with Aunt Lute press (2010), Sinister Wisdom 74 (2008), Rooted: A Queer Women of Color Anthology (2008), iungo Arts Magazine (2007), The Lodestar Quarterly (2005), The Pitkin Literary Review (2004), La Voz de Esperanza (2004 & 2006), Mother Tongues: A Literary Exchange Anthology (2003), Revolution (2002), Scarcely Scholarly (1997), and the University of the Incarnate Word’s Literary Anthology, Quirk (1995). Her awards include the Mentorship and Leadership Initiative Award from the National Performance Network and the National Association of Latinos in Arts and Culture (2010). She is an alumni of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute and a Member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writer’s Workshop. Currently she is at work on a novel about the dangers of home titled, Tiempo lvidado: That Time Forgot.