Deadline: Oct 30 2016
The impetus of this anthology came from the advocacy to image Mindanao as not just a wartorn, conflict-ridden place that’s often reported in mainstream media, but as an island that’s well-rounded, complex, and yet complicated with historical, social, and cultural layers.
There is a need to move away from touristy destination articles published in commercial travel magazines so what is meant by travel essays are written work (lyrical, reportage, hybrid, among other forms) that will fall under creative nonfiction. Travel essays aren’t just about a journey, they can be about sense of place, about people, about memory. We are keen towards works along the traditions of Bruce Chatwin and Pico Iyer.
Length: Maximum of 2000 words, minimum of 500 words
English is the required language
Essays can be previously published, and they don’t have to be new.
We’re trying to cover the map of Mindanao. So contributions focusing on all the areas, most importantly those places that are not so popular, are encouraged.