Call for Applications for 2018 Davao Writers Workshop

The Davao Writers Guild is now accepting applications to the 2018 Davao Writers Workshop to be held on November 14-18, 2018.


Fifteen (15) fellowships are available, five (5) of which will be given to writers from outside Davao City but limited to residents living in Mindanao.


Applications are for the following genres: short fiction, poetry, essay, and play. They may be in English, Tagalog, or Binisaya. Entries should either contain 2 short stories (1,000 to 5,000 words), 2 essays (1,000 to 5,000 words), 2 one-act plays, or 5 poems.


Entries must be the applicants’ original works and should have not been accepted to another writers workshop or included in a creative writing thesis. Applicants should be a resident of Davao City or any part of Mindanao. Applicants should have not been an alumnus of the previous Davao Writers Workshop or a fellow to any of the national writers workshops. Accepted fellows will be given free board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.


Applicants are to:

1) Fill out the Application Form.

2) Secure a signed Certification Form.

3) Secure the electronic copy (.doc, .docx, or .rtf file) of the manuscript. Kindly include all entries in one document, and name your document as “[Last Name]_Manuscript for 2018DWW”.

4) Send your manuscript and certification form to with the subject: “DWW2018 Submission”.


Kindly use only one email address in the application process.


Deadline for submission is on September 15, 2018. For inquiries, please send a message to, or visit


The 2018 Davao Writers Workshop is organized in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

Poster Design by Lyd Ejira Ducusin

Language Studies Lecture Series

The PUP Center for Language and Literature Studies (PUP-CLLS) under the PUP Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Development (OVPRED) will be holding a “Language Studies Lecture Series” on August 31, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Bonifacio Bonifacio Hall, NALLRC, PUP Main Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The lecture is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The lecturer in the morning session is Dr. Rhoderick Nuncio, Professor from the Department of Filipino, De La Salle University will discuss the topic “Pagdalumat-salita Tungo sa Higit na Intelektuwalisasyon ng Kaalamang Filipino.” In the afternoon session two lectures will be delivered. Prof. John Venson Villareal from the Department of Linguistics, University of the Philippines Diliman will discuss the topic “Ang Wika Bilang Salamin ng Kaisipan ng Tao: Isang Pambungad sa Linggwistik na Analisis” and Prof. Alvin Ortiz from the Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya, Polytechnic University of the Philippines will discuss “Bantang Dulot sa Wikang Filipino ng Multilingguwalismo sa Panahon ng Federalismo: Isang Pagdalumat”

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture proper will start at 9:00am (morning session) and 1:00pm (afternoon session). For more information, kindly contact Jomar Adaya of PUP Center for Language and Literature Studies at 335.1787 or 335.1777 local 177 or email at

AHA Concert Series Season 2 Opens with “Back Home with Mr. C and Friends” Performance

The UP College of Music (UPCMu) will begin its first concert of the AHA Concert Series Season 2 on September 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

“Back Home with Mr. C and Friends” will feature Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, Prof. Tony Maigue, and Ms. Kit Viguilla Navarro.  Known as Mr. C by his fans, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab is a multifaceted musician being a composer, arranger, music director, and conductor. As an alumnus, he also taught composition and theory class.

Performing with Cayabyab is Prof. Antonio Maigue, the country’s premier flutist who has performed six times with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist. Presently, he chairs the Winds and Percussion Department of the UP College of Music. Meanwhile, Ms. Kit Viguilla Navarro is a renowned soprano who played the role of Maria Clara in Ryan Cayabyab’s Noli Me Tangere: The Musical. She has guest appearances and opera performances in the US, Switzerland, and Austria.

The opening concert will also feature the talented tenor and Filipino pop-opera singer, Mr. Jonathan Badon who is dubbed as the “Prince of Popera.”  Mr. Giancarlo Gonzales, a gifted young cellist completes this ensemble of musical luminaries.

The concert series is a fundraising campaign of the UP College of Music to renovate and upgrade the Abelardo Hall Auditorium (AHA) so it can be a world-class performance venue for the musical and artistic talents from the UPCMu. By offering quality and diverse programs, it aims to establish the AHA as a hub of culture not only for the University of the Philippines but for the greater community as well.

Tickets cost at PhP500.00 and 250.00. Students and senior citizens can avail a price discount. For ticket reservations and inquiries on how to become a patron or sponsor, you can call 926-0026 or

Talk on Pop Music Education from Joey Ayala

The Philippine Society for Music Education (PSME) in cooperation with the Music Education Department of the UP College of Music and the UP Junior Music Educators’ Guild (JMEG) will hold a lecture series on “Pop Music Education” with Mr. Joey Ayala as guest speaker. The talk will be held on August 31, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music. Admission is free and open to the public.

First Edel Garcellano Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies ilulunsad

Ilulunsad ang First Edel Garcellano Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies sa September 20, 8 n.u. – 5 n.h. sa Bulwagang Bonifacio, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Ito ang pinakaunang kumperensiya na nakalaan sa pagbusisi sa ambag at legasiya ng mga sulatin ni Prop. Edel Garcellano, isa sa mga nangungunang intelektuwal, kritiko at manunulat sa Pilipinas.

Para sa katanungan, maaaring kontakin ang PUP Center for Creative Writing sa kanilang Facebook page.

Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)

Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)


Job Reference:
Grade/ Salary: £31,290.72 (38 months)
Contract Type: Fixed Term From 1 September, 2018 Until 31 October, 2021
Hours: Full Time
Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman


Closing date for applications: 31 August, 2018

Interviews: 3 September, 2018
Start Date: 7 September, 2018


University of the Philippines, Diliman

Established in 1908, the University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s one and only national university. This leading institution of higher learning is a University System composed of eight constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout seventeen campuses across the archipelago. Home to Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development—as declared by the country’s Commission on Higher Education—the University of the Philippines is also the leading institution in gender and sexuality studies and advocacy, housing the System’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and individual Gender offices in all its constituent universities.


The project

The GCRF GlobalGRACE (Global Gender and Cultures of Equality) project employs interdisciplinary research, artistic interventions, curatorial research practice and public exhibitions to investigate and enable gender positive approaches to wellbeing internationally. Working with a consortium of researchers and NGOs in the UK, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines and South Africa (the latter all DAC listed), the GlobalGRACE project will:

  1. Disclose through collaborative arts based research practices the different ways that intersecting inequalities impact on people’s lives and wellbeing.
  2. Identify the variety of ways that third sector organisations internationally collaborate with artists and deploy curatorial and arts based research practice to reduce harms and enhance people’s wellbeing.
  3. Explore whether, and if so how, those arts based practices are used more broadly to raise public awareness about and intervene in debates about intersecting forms of gendered inequalities.
  4. Curate and exhibit the art discovered and produced as part of the research as means both to reflect on and assess those practices and in turn to become a key site for the production of cultures of equality internationally.


We are appointing this post for a start on 1st September 2018.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than a page, foregrounding their expertise and suitability for the job, and a curriculum vitae of two to four pages.

For more information about the role, please contact Prof J. Neil Garcia, e-mail

Job description

Reporting to: Prof J. Neil Garcia



The Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the Philippine Component of this Project will work under the day-to-day guidance of GlobalGRACE Work Package 4 lead Prof J. Neil C. Garcia (University of the Philippines Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature), conducting research, facilitating translations, and performing workshop coordination and digital archiving duties and other activities to be found within Work Package 4 of the project, Making Life Lovable: Digital and Literary Productions of Cultures of Equality Among LGBT Young People in the Philippines, the aim of which is the following:


  1. Drawing from feminist and queer insights about the conditions of possibility for making life both livable and lovable, this package seeks to explore the ways that digital literacies and creative writing, as cultivated and enhanced in national and local Creative Writing Workshops, can be used to disclose, challenge, and artfully transfigure forms of discrimination and stigma that LGBT young people face in the Philippines, and the personal consequences of these on mental health and wellbeing.
  2. This package seeks to create new opportunities and prospects for bringing together and mobilising literary and creative writing practices more effectively across class and generation to enable a shift from public cultures of tolerance to that of rights and recognition.


Beyond the specific WP4 activities the ECR will be expected to work alongside the non-academic partner, Kate Ramil of YMCA San Pablo, and other GlobalGRACE team-members including: co-Directors Dr Suzanne Clisby and Dr Mark Johnson, Project Manager/Research Fellow Dr Jimmy Turner; and GlobalGRACE colleagues in all other work packages, based in Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa. Throughout the 42 months of employment the ECR will be expected to travel to participate in meetings, training events, and research activities.

Main duties:

The duties and responsibilities outlined below are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in her/his duties, including the necessity to travel regularly to GlobalGRACE partner countries throughout her/his 38 months in post:

  • To make a full active research contribution both individually and in collaboration with others to the project.
  • To conduct preparatory background research and ethical review for research in Work Package 4: Making Life Lovable: Digital and Literary Productions of Cultures of Equality Among LGBT Young People in the Philippines.
  • To conduct life history interviews with aspiring young LGBT writers in the Philippines, as they are identified in and affirmed by the national and local LGBT Creative Writing Workshops.
  • To be fully involved in the planning, organizing, and holding of the national and local LGBT Creative Writing Workshops.
  • To facilitate and oversee the documentation, recording, and organizing of the outputs of these Workshops.
  • Because the online archive of literary texts that will be produced by these Workshops is meant to be globally intelligible, the post holder will also be tasked to oversee if not actually inscribe the translations into English of all the Filipino manuscripts, right before they are published.
  • A qualified literary and cultural studies scholar, the post holder will also be expected to participate in the planning of the lectures on Philippine LGBT aesthetics—featuring, for each year, a “craft talk” to be given by an established Filipino LGBT writer—that will take place at the beginning of each national workshop.
  • The post holder will perform all the other duties expected of all researchers working for the GlobalGrace Consortium, such as publishing research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing, and to disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other appropriate ways;
  • To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the project;
  • To make field and other research materials available and accessible to the project team via protected shared computing facilities; and to maintain up-to-date electronic database of text, images and other media, including website news/blogs and other materials;
  • To contribute, via the digital archiving of the Workshop outputs, to the ‘Virtual Global Museum of Equalities.’
  • To participate in GlobalGRACE public engagement activities via social media and other channels;
  • To contribute fully to the research plans developed by both the package and the overall project teams, including providing information that may be required by the Department and Goldsmiths to monitor progress of staff research and to support the preparation of material required for the REF or similar activities;
  • To communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically (e.g. contributions to project website, draft project reports);
  • To help coordinate and attend project meetings and public facing activities which will be held at six monthly intervals in London (June 2018), Brazil (Spring 2019); the Philippines (Spring 2020); and South Africa (Spring 2021);
  • To participate in relevant professional duties;
  • To engage in appropriate professional development;
  • The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required;
  • Ensure that you are aware of and aligned with UP Diliman’s Regulations, Strategy, and Objectives to work together to proactively advance Equality and Diversity;
  • At all times to help maintain a safe working environment by participating in training as necessary and following the UP Health and Safety Codes of Practice and Policy.


Person Specification

Detailed below are the types of qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge which are required of the post holder. Selection will be made upon evidence of best-fit with these criteria.


The Essential criteria sections show the minimum essential requirements for the post, therefore if you cannot demonstrate in your application you meet the essential criteria categorised below, you will not be invited to interview.


The Desirable criteria sections show additional attributes which would enable the applicant to perform the role more effectively with little or no training.


The Category column indicates the method of assessment:


A = Application form         C = Certificate

                        I = Interview                      R = Reference

            T = Test / P = Presentation


Essential Criteria 1 – Qualifications
A PhD or near to completion in Literary or Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Performance Studies, Translation Studies, and other related fields  

A, C

Desirable Criteria 1 – Qualifications
Qualifications in Literary or Cultural Research and Analysis or Translation Studies A, C
Essential Criteria 2 – Experience
Proven experience of organising, undertaking, and analysing literary and creative writing research relating to intersectional Queer / Gender Studies. A, I
Proven experience in a relevant research area, relating to the translation and analysis of literary texts (Anglophone and Filipino bilingualism or better is required) A, I
Publications and collaborative work in their field A, I
Previous workshop participation or coordination experience A, I
Evidence of excellence in career to date A, I
Desirable Criteria 2 – Experience
Practical experience of organizing, participating in, or panelling in creative writing workshops or literary conferences  

A, I

Practical experience in the production or study of literary translations A, I
Experience of web design and maintenance A, I
Experience of interdisciplinary research environment, including digital collaborative research environments A, I
Essential Criteria 3 – Knowledge
Knowledge of Literary Studies, Translation, and Creative Writing theories and methodologies  

A, I

Knowledge of the methodologies and theories associated with intersectional Queer, Gender and Feminist Studies A, I
Knowledge of decolonial and postcolonial theories and methodologies. A, I
Desirable Criteria 3 – Knowledge
Knowledge of Philippine Literatures A, I
Knowledge of social media and web based platforms A, I
Essential Criteria 4 – Skills
Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and in writing) A, I
Ability to work constructively and effectively within a team A, I
Ability to work independently A, I
Excellent research skills including proficiency in standard IT packages and bibliographic software A, I
Ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy A, I
Desirable Criteria 4 – Skills
Filipino and other Philippine mother tongue language skills A, I
Additional attributes
Ability to travel to Brazil, South Africa and the UK throughout the 42 months of the contract. A, I
Supportive and tolerant A, I
Commitment to work constructively to meet the goals of the project A, I


Please also note that where qualifications are required, employment is conditional on the verification of them. Qualifications (must be original documents) will be checked on the first day of appointment.


February, 2018


Talakayan hinggil sa wikang Filipino at federalismo

Itinataguyod ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-Diliman sa pakikipagtulungan ng UP Kolehiyo ng Batas, UP Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya, UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, at DZUP ang regular nitong talakayan na Talasalitaan na may pamagat na “Ang Wikang Filipino at Federalismo” sa Agosto 24, 2018 (Biyernes) sa ganap na 1:00 nh-4:00 nh sa Malcolm Theater, Kolehiyo ng Batas, UP Diliman. Bahagi ang programang ito sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika 2018 sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman.

Pangunahing layunin ng talakayan na mabatid at mapag-usapan kung ano ang magiging tunguhin ng Filipino bilang wikang pambansa kapag nagpalit ang sistema ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas. Tuluyan ba itong mawawala, magbabago o mananatili? Mayroon bang mga partikular na probisyon hinggil sa usapin sa wika sa kasalukuyang bihis ng mungkahing pagbabago ng konstitusyon? Sama-sama nating alamin ang mga kasagutan sa mga tanong na ito sa TALASALITAAN.

Ang Talasalitaan ay regular na talakayan na isinasagawa ng SWF na nagtatampok ng iba’t ibang paksa na may kaugnayan sa wikang Filipino sa iba’t ibang disiplina upang higit pang maisulong ang Palisi sa Wika ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas.Bukas ang paanyayang ito sa lahat ng mga guro at mag-aaral. Libre ang rehistrasyon.

Pangunahing tagapagsalita si Prop. Gene Lacza Pilapil ng UP Departamento ng Agham Pampolitika, Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya para talakayin ang nasabing paksa at kung paano maaapektuhan ng bagong konstitusyon ang kalagayan ng wikang Filipino bilang wikang pambansa. Magsisilbi namang mga reaktor sina Atty. Danielito “DJ” Jimenez, dating Propesor sa Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas at Kgg. Antonio L. Tinio, kinatawan ng ACT Teacher’s Partylist at dati ring propesor sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman.

Maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay Gng. Gemma Dalmacion para sa iba pang impormasyon at mga katanungan. Maaari ring tumawag sa 9244747 o 981-8500 lokal 4583, o mag-email sa Maaari ring bisitahin ang aming facebook page sa at website sa para sa iba pang anunsiyo at aktibidad ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-Diliman.

Paglulunsad ng mga bagong publikasyon ng UP Diliman Sentro ng Wikang Filipino

Iniimbitahan ang lahat sa paglulunsad ng siyam na bagong publikasyon ng Sentro ng Wikang Filipino UP Diliman (SWF UPD) sa ika-28 ng Agosto 3:00nh-6:00ng sa UP Main Library Lobby bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika 2018 na may temang Wikang Filipino: Wika ng Paglikha, Paglingkod sa Kapwa.

llulunsad ang mga sumusunod na bagong publikasyon:

1. Anotasyon ng mga Tesis at Disertasyon sa Filipino (UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino – Diliman)

2. Ang Pilipinong Seaman sa Globalisasyon: Mga Naratibo ng Pagsubok at Pakikibaka ni Joanne V. Manzano

3. Kinabuhi: Kultura at Wika sa Salin ng mga Kuwentong Bukidnon ni Leonisa A. Impil

4. Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino Tomo XXIII, 2017 (Mga Editor: Rommel B. Rodriguez, Romylyn Metila at Glecy C. Atienza)

5. Dramatikong Pagsulat sa Radyo: Sanayang Aklat ni Perlita G. Manalili

6. Usapang Kanto: Kolumberso ni Jesus Santiago

7. Manwal sa Pamamahala ng Basura (UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino – Diliman at Task Force on Solid Waste Management – UP Diliman)

8. Susmatanon: Kuwentong Pambata ni Eduardo “Ka Edong” Sarmiento

9. Bungkalan: Manwal sa Organikong Pagsasaka ng Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) – muling paglulunsad

Kasabay nito magkakaroon din ng pagbubukas ng eksibit na magtatampok ng mga likhang sining ng mga kalahok sa palihan sa pagsulat ng awit, rap, tula, at pagkuha ng larawan na itinaguyod ng SWF UPD sa suporta ng UP Opisina ng Pangulo at Opisina ng Tsanselor ng UP Diliman, at sa pakikipagtulungan ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Philippines, Save Our Schools-UP Diliman, UP Main Library, at DZUP.

Mabibili rin na may 50% diskuwento ang ilan sa mga publikasyon ng SWF UPD sa aktibidad na ito.

Para sa iba pang impormasyon, maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay Gng. Katherine T. Jayme. Tumawag sa Tel. Blg. 9244747 o 981-8500 lokal 4583, o mag-email sa Maaari ring bisitahin ang aming facebook page sa at website page sa para sa iba pang anunsyo at aktibidad ng UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino-Diliman.

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series presents Vicente L. Rafael on ‘Witnessing as Mourning: Photographing the Philippine Drug War’

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy (AdMU) and Ateneo de Manila University Press—will host a lecture by Vicente L. Rafael. The lecture—titled “Witnessing as Mourning: Photographing the Philippine Drug War” is on Aug. 30, 2018, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at Faber Hall 302, Ateneo de Manila University. The event is open to the public.

About the lecture

In this presentation, Vicente L. Rafael inquires into one of the earliest responses to the war on drugs: the courageous work of photojournalists. In the context of the drug war, how does photojournalism become a kind of advocacy by becoming a mode of mourning? How is trauma and witnessing braided together in the experience of photographers covering war? What is the role of the camera and what are the ambivalent effects of the technical and aesthetic imaging of the dead and their survivors? What is the fate of photographic images once they travel beyond the control of the photographers? For example, converted into commodities, what happens to them when they circulate in the global mediascape and rendered into items for the daily consumption of anonymous viewers? And among families of the victims, how is the dead remembered in ways that elude photographic capture?

About the lecturer

Vicente L. Rafael (AdMU class of 1977) is the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of several works on the cultural history and politics of the Philippines, including Contracting Colonialism, White Love and Other Events in Filipino History, The Promise of the Foreign and Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language Amid Wars of Translation, all published by Duke University Press and co-published by Ateneo de Manila University Press. He also wrote the Introduction to the recent collection of Nick Joaquin’s stories, The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic (Penguin Classics).

About Kritika Kultura

Kritika Kultura is acknowledged by a host of Asian and Asian American Studies libraries and scholarly networks, and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), Scopus, EBSCO, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP). For inquiries about submission guidelines and future events, visit or email

Call for Submissions: Payag Habagatan’s Special Issue on Transgender Writings and Art

Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South, a countercanonical literary journal of contemporary literatures from the southern Philippines, is now open for contributions to its Special Issue on Transgender Writings and Art.

The issue editor, award-winning transwoman poet and photographer Arian Tejano of Surigao del Sur and Dumaguete City, is looking for the following transgender-themed works of literary and visual arts by Filipinx trans and trans allies:

1. Poetry written for the page or for performance (2 to 4 poems, no more than 80 lines each);

2. Fiction such as short stories, a chapter from a novel, or flash fiction (200 to 5000 words);

3. Creative nonfiction or literary essays such as nonfiction memoir, travel writing, personal essay, literary journalism, lyric essay, cultural critique, and other hybridized forms, or micro-essays (200 to 5000 words);

4. Drama such as one-act play, short screenplay, or an excerpt from a full-length play or screenplay (up to 30 pages);

5. Reviews of books, plays, and films (1000 to 2500 words);

6. Critical essays in Philippine literature and art (2000 to 4000 words);

7. Digital photography (2 to 8 digital pieces with captions, maximum of 50 words each);

8. Painting, comics, sketches, illustrations, graphic design, and typography (2 to 8 digital or scanned copies with caption, maximum of 50 words each);

9. Author/artist interview (1500 to 3000 words);

10. Diary and journal entries (600 to 2000 words);

11. Activists’ manifestos from trans rights and allied groups (500 to 1500 words).

A response to the invisibility of transgender writings in the country, this special issue aims to disrupt the literary landscape by allowing new, emerging, and transgressive voices, not only those voices we want to hear, but those voices that can shape the realities and write the histories we live by. We celebrate these muted narratives that can empower and affirm the missing answers hiding for so long in the secret lives of the (trans)gendered Other.

This issue seeks freedom of expression from voices and talents that are silenced or have not been known.

Literary works in English and in Binisaya are welcome. Those written in other Philippine languages must be accompanied with a translation to either English or Binisaya.

Send manuscripts (in MS Word format) and/or artworks (in JPEG/PNG format) to with the subject heading “PH Trans issue” before 30 October 2018. Include full name, home address, mobile number, and a short bionote in English in the email’s body.

The issue will be published as a zine and will be sold in zine/chapbook fests and small press expos in the country. The profit will be divided among the contributors and the editor. Copyright of the individual works remain with their respective artists and authors.

For updates, follow Payag Habagatan on Facebook ( and the literary journal’s website

“Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South” and the “Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature” are publications of the Libulan Queer Collective, a network of LGBTQIA+ writers from the southern Philippines.


Arian Tejano earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines-Mindanao. She was also a fellow at the Davao Writers Workshop. A poet and a photographer, she balances her time between Tandag, Surigao del Sur and Dumaguete, and occasionally travels around Asia for love and self-exploration. In 2015, her poem “When A Lady Boy Loves A Foreign Man” won first prize at “The Other Side” poetry contest of Hong Kong-based Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. She is a marketing analyst by profession.


Alton Melvar Dapanas & R Joseph Dazo
General Editors