ABC+ is looking for Kinaray-a, Rinconada and Masbatenyo writers and illustrators who will be giving life to children’s books in the said languages. Successful applicants will be invited to join a BookLab, a writing and illustration workshop in the first quarter of 2021.  During the BookLab, writers and illustrators will be working together to create beautiful, engaging children’s books. They will be mentored by editors and art directors to improve their stories until they are published. The children’s books will be printed and distributed to Kinaray-a, Rinconada, and Masbatenyo speaking schools and will be made available online on Let’s Read  (    

Help us build a library of children’s stories in your mother tongue. Share your work with us and accomplish the application form now! The deadline for application is on January 30, 2021.  

To know more about the project and apply, kindly go to If you have any questions, please contact Arnel F. Murga at [email protected]

ABC+: Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines project is a partnership of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by RTI International together with The Asia Foundation, SIL LEAD, and Florida State University.