The Davao Writers Guild, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and UP Mindanao, will hold a Writers Workshop on October 15 to 19, 2012. Deadline for application is September 21, 2013.

Who may apply:

Fifteen writing fellows will be selected for the workshop. Applicants must be residents of Davao and Mindanao.

Only two slots are allotted to fellows within Mindanao but residing outside Davao. They will receive transportation allowance of up to P1,000.

Fellows will receive free board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Past fellows of the Davao Writers Workshop, as well as of national writers workshops, are not eligible to apply for this regional workshop.

We will accept submissions in four categories: fiction, essay, poetry and one-act play. They may be in English, Bisaya, or Tagalog. Applicant portfolios must therefore contain:

  • 2 short stories (1,000 words to 5,000 words); or
  • 2 essays (1,000 words to 5,000 words); or
  • 2 one-act plays (10 minutes to 30 minutes play time); or
  • 5 poems

All entries must be original works by the applicant.

Please use the submission form below to send in your electronic copy. Hard copies should still be sent to Davao Union Drug, CM Recto cor. Magsaysay Streets, Davao City.

Fellows will be announced on October 12, 2013.