1. Dumaguete/Silliman National Writers Workshop
The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 49th National Writers Workshop to be held 3-21 May 2010 in Dumaguete City.
This Writers Workshop is offering fifteen fellowships to promising young writers who would like a chance to hone their craft and refine their style. Fellows will be provided housing, a modest stipend, and a subsidy to partially defray costs of their transportation.
To be considered, applicants should submit manuscripts in English on or before 19 March 2010 (seven to ten poems; or three to five short stories; or three to five creative non-fiction essays). Manuscripts should be submitted in hard copy and on CD, preferably in MS Word, together with a resume, a recommendation letter from a literature professor or a writer of national standing, a notarized certification that the works are original, and two 2X2 ID pictures.
Send all applications or requests for information to Department of English and Literature, attention Dr. Evelyn F. Mascuñana, Chair, Silliman University, 6200 Dumaguete City.2.Lumbay ng Dila
Genevieve L. Asenjo will be launching her first novel, Lumbay ng Dila, on February 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Ariston Estrada Seminar Room, LS Bldg., De La Salle University, Manila . Published by C & E Publishing, Inc. for the Academic Publications Office of De La Salle University, the launching is co-sponsored by the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center and the Department of Literature.
The synopsis says: Siya si Sadyah Zapanta Lopez. Apo ng dating Assemblyman ng Antique na inakusahang mastermind sa Guinsang-an Bridge Massacre noong 1984, anak nina Kumander Pusa at Kumander Rafflesia ng Coronacion "Kumander Waling-Waling" Chiva Command ng Central Panay . Sundan ang paghahanap niya ng katotohanan mula Antique, Iloilo, Manila, Naga, at Bangkok kasama sina Stephen Chua, Ishmael Onos, at Priya Iyer.
Cirilo F.Bautista in his blurb notes: “Ang nobelang ito ay patunay sa malikhaing diwa at malalim na kakayahan ni Genevieve Asenjo. Isang pambihirang akda.”
Asenjo is the author of Komposo ni Dandansoy (collection of short stories in Hiligaynon and Filipino, UST Press, 2007), Pula ang Kulay ng Text Message (collection of poetry in Kinaray-a and Filipino, University of San Agustin Press , 2006), taga-uma@manila kag iban pa nga pakipagsapalaran (collection of short stories in Kinaray-a, NCCA, 2005). She holds a Ph.D. in Literature (with High Distinction and Outstanding Dissertation award) from De La Salle University Manila where she is Assistant Professor. She was awarded Centennial Model Iskolar ng Bayan Awardee of UP Visayas-Iloilo (BA Literature 2000). Her works have won awards from Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature and the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino. She serves at the panel of the IYAS National Creative Writing Workshop in Bacolod City and in the San Agustin Writers Workshop in Iloilo City. She was 2009 Overseas Writing Fellow in Seoul, South Korea. RSVP: 524-4611 loc.541/0917-581-1979.
3. Likhaan Journal 4
• For its fourth issue, Likhaan: the journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature 4, will accept submissions in the following genres, in both English and Filipino:
• Short stories ranging from about 12 to 30 pages double-spaced, in 11-12 points Times New Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antiqua, Arial or some such standard font. (A suite of short pieces will be considered.)
• A suite of four to seven poems, out of which the editors might choose three to five. (Long poems will be considered in lieu of a suite.)
• Creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, profiles, etc.), subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above).
• Critical/ scholarly essays, subject to the same length limitations as short stories (see above).
• Excerpts from graphic novels, or full short graphic stories, for reproduction in black and white on no more than 10 printed pages, 6” x 9”. (Excerpts should be accompanied by a synopsis of the full narrative.)
• All submissions must be original, and previously unpublished.
• All submissions must be accompanied by a biographical sketch (no more than one or two short paragraphs) of the author, including contact information (address, telephone number, E-mail address).
• Submissions may be E-mailed to email@example.com as Rich Text Format (.rtf) files, or posted to The Editors, Likhaan Journal, UP Institute of Creative Writing, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.
• All submissions should be received (whether by E-mail or post) no later than April 30, 2010.
• Submissions which do not follow page and format requirements will be disqualified.
• All submissions will undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by the editors, and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside the University of the Philippines.
• Writers whose work will be accepted for publication will receive a substantial cash payment and a copy of the published journal.
• The editors reserve the right to edit any and all materials accepted for publication.
• The editors may also solicit or commission special, non-refereed articles outside the aforementioned genres and categories to enhance the editorial content and balance of the journal.
• Please direct any and all inquiries to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org