Call for Emerging Writers from Central Visayas: The 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio  

Are you an aspiring writer from Central Visayas? Here is your chance to grow in your craft.

The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers’ bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in partnership with Kagis Bisaya and YOUTeacH Philippines-Central Visayas, is now accepting applications to the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio to be held in January 2018 at the University of Cebu-Banilad at Gov M Cuenco Ave, Cebu City.

The Cebu Young Writers’ Studio, an adaptation of the Cagayan de Oro Young Writers’ Studio, is an annual creative writing fellowship for 14 of the most promising emerging poets, fictionists, and essayists born and/or based in Central Visayas — Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. Fellowships are available per genre — poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (Applicants may apply for more than one genre.)

To be eligible, an applicant must (1) be born and/or based in any of the provinces of Central Visayas and (2) not have attended any regional and national writers’ workshops organized by reputable creative writing centers and institutes.

Entries (original and unpublished works) in Binisaya and/or English shall be composed of any of the following:

  • For a Poetry fellowship: 4 poems (not more than 60 lines each); or
  • For a Fiction fellowship: 2 short stories (2000 to 5000 words each) of any genre; or 1 novel chapter (3000 to 6000 words each) with a synopsis; or 3 flash fiction (500 to 1500 words each); or
  • For a Creative Nonfiction fellowship: 2 works of creative nonfiction (2000 to 5000 words each) such as nonfiction memoir, personal essays, travel writing, or other hybridized forms; or 3 micro-essays (500 to 1500 words each).

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15 Fellows to the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop Named

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) and Kritika Kultura (KK) have selected 15 fellows for the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW) to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University from May 29 to June 2, 2017.

ANWW is the flagship project of the Creative Writing Desk of AILAP. Annually, 10 to 16 fellowships are given to young writers from around the country who wish to undergo a week of intensive training in their respective genres, namely fiction, poetry, and essay. This year ANWW has also accepted fellows whose works pursue issues surrounding the formation of local history and memory.

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15 fellows to 21st Iligan workshop; Mindanao Writers & Teachers Summit on May 23-24

The Office of Publication & Information (OPI), the Department of English of the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) funded by the OPI and the National Commission for Culture & Arts (NCCA) released the names of 15 writing fellows during the 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 26-31, 2014.

The OPI and the Department of English will likewise hold the Second Mindanao Writers & Teachers Summit on May 23-24, 2014 at the CASSalida Theatre (see separate news release).

The 15 Iligan workshop fellows, the literary genres, geographic area and schools are: LUZON- Poetry (English): Lawdenmarc Y. Decamora/San Fernando, Pampanga/De La Salle University; (Filipino): Rommel V. Roxas/Manila/University of Santo Tomas; (Bicol): Allan Popa/Quezon City/UP Diliman; Short Story (Filipino): Seymour B. Sanchez/Pasay City/UP Diliman; and Creative Non-Fiction (English): Nastasia Mikhaila L. Tysmans/ Quezon City/Ateneo de Manila University.

VISAYAS- Short Story (Sebuano): The Gumercindo Rafanan Writing Fellow -Manuel M. Avenido, Jr./Cebu City/ Cebu Normal University; (Waray) Boy Abunda Writing Fellow -Jeremy Alexandre O. Evardone/Palapag, Northern Samar/University of Eastern Philippines; (Hiligaynon) Early Sol A. Gadong/Iloilo City/ UP Visayas in Iloilo; Excerpt of Novel (English) Le-an Lai Lacaba/Tacloban City/UP College Tacloban; and, POETRY (Waray) Ela Mae G. Salazar/Basey, Samar/ Leyte Normal University.

MINDANAO- Short Story (English)- Maria Karlene Shawn I. Cabaraban/Cagayan de Oro City/ Xavier University; Edmond Julian Y. De La Cerna/Davao City/ UP Mindanao; (Filipino) Karen Y. Ramos/Iligan City/MSU-IIT; and, POETRY (English) Amado C. Guinto, Jr./ Iligan City/MSU-IIT.

20th Iligan National Writers Workshop – Call for Manuscripts

CALL for Manuscripts

20th Iligan National Writers Workshop
May 20-24, 2013

The MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group are accepting manuscripts to the 20th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 20-24, 2013 in Iligan City.

The INWW introduces a new format this year. There are 18 slots available for writers who have attended regional writers workshops and whose works are unpublished. Six (6) INWW alumni from across the regions are welcome to send their works in progress along with a brief paper on their creative process.
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15 kalahok na fellows, napili na para sa PRS 5

Mula sa rekord na 116 lahok, napili na ang 15 manunulat para sa ika-limang Palihang Rogelio Sicat na gaganapin sa Marinduque, 15-20 Mayo 2012.

Ayon kina Dr. Jimmuel Naval at Dr. Reuel Molina Aguila, mga tagapagtatag at direktor ng PRS, ang mga napiling lalahok ay sina: (Sanaysay) Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin, at Jay Jomar F. Quintos; (Maikling Kuwento / Dagli) Jack Alvarez, Janice Maramara Cortez, Rachel Valencerina Marra, Sara Sebastian, Aliona Silva, at Riena Marie Llorin Solacito; at (Tula) John Roemart Atienza, Lean Karlo Borlongan, Ma. Cecilia C. de la Rosa, Francisco Arias Monteseña, Liberty Notarte, Maria Christina Pangan, at Daniw Plaridel Q. Santiago.
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19th iligan national writers workshop fellows

19th iligan national writers workshop fellows
Finally, here’s the announcement of fellows for the 19th Iligan National Writers Workshop. Wow, 19th batch. It feels like our 15th happened a long, long time ago. Anyway, seeing the list, there’s no doubt this is going to be an interesting batch. Enjoy the city of Iligan, Marvin, Phillip, Glenn, and Jesus! And to the rest of the fellows, congratulations!

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19 out of 106 applicants qualified in this year’s 19th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 14-18, 2012 at the MSU-IIT and at the Elena Tower Inn, Iligan City.
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The 62nd Palanca Awards now accepting entries; deadline April 30

Now on its 62nd year of encouraging excellence in literary writing, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) is currently accepting entries for this year’s contest. Deadline for submission is at 12:00 m.n. of 30 April 2012.

The Palanca Awards, the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary competition, welcomes submissions under the following regular categories:
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Call for entries to the 3rd Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop

The University of the Philippines Baguio and National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the third Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop on May 23 to 25, 2012.

The Workshop is open to all, 16 years old and above. Original and unpublished works written in any of the Northern Philippine Languages (and their dialects): Ibaloy, Kankanaey, Ifugao, Kalinga, Bontoc, Kalanguya, Karao, Isnag, Tinguian, Pangasinan, Ilokano, etc. Submit any of the following:

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Call for submissions to the Likhaan Journal 6

The LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing announces that it is now accepting submissions for possible inclusion in the sixth issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Literature.

Likhaan, the country’s leading literary peer-reviewed journal funded by the Office of the UP Diliman Chancellor and published annually, showcases the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP. The ICW fellows and associates take turns serving as its editor. Continue reading “Call for submissions to the Likhaan Journal 6”

19th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) now accepting applications

The Mindanao Creative Writers Group, Inc., and the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) are accepting applications from writers to the 19th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 14-18, 2012 in Iligan City.

Panelists this year are Erlinda Kintanar Alburo, Leoncio P. Deriada, Merlie M. Alunan, German V. Gervacio, Steven Patrick C. Fernandez, Ralph Semino Galan, J. Neil Garcia, John Iremil Teodoro and Christine Godinez-Ortega and this year’s keynote speaker, Victor N. Sugbo.
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