Call for Submissions to Third Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop Focusing on the Novel


The UP Likhaan: Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the third Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop. This year’s focus is on the novel. This refers to an invented prose narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that deals imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence of events involving a group of persons in a specific setting. Novel excerpts incorporating speculative elements are also welcome.

The Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop will accept 12 fellows: six writers in English and six in Filipino. Application is open both to published and unpublished writers who are between 18 and 35 years old as of August 15, 2018. Entries must be a novel excerpt with a length of up to 10,000 words. The excerpt must be accompanied by a synopsis, chapter outlineshort bionote, not more than 150 words, and an author’s photo. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the submitted work.

Email your complete portfolio to The deadline is April 11, 2018. Late entries will not be considered.

The workshop is set for July 11 to 15, 2018. Successful applicants will receive a modest stipend, as well as board and lodging at the workshop venue in Quezon City.

For inquiries about the third Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop, contact 9818500 (2117) and look for Isa Lorenzo, or email


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