Sunday, December 16, 2018
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by Joseph F. Nacino Any overview of Philippine Speculative Fiction needs to look at not only at its current shape and form but also the context of its rise.  Thus, it may seem that Philippine Speculative Fiction had its start in 2005 when writer Dean Francis Alfar came out with the...
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by Emil M. Flores The komiks, long part Philippine popular culture, has gone through a number of phases. What was once known as the “literature of the masses” since the 1950s practically disappeared in the new millennium. Now, through the efforts of dedicated creators, the komiks has found new life...
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In our continuing Exclusive Content Series, Ateneo professor and award-winning poet Louie Jon A. Sanchez writes about the state of Filipino poetry today. --Webmaster's note Nais kong simulan ang pagninilay na ito sa ganitong tanong: paano nga ba?  Pagninilay ang metodo ko, isang pamamaraan na hinuhubdan ng pagpapanggap; at bakit?  Sapagkat mambabasa...
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Published poet and activist Mark Angeles writes from Iowa. He received his 2013 Palanca award in absentia. --Webmaster's note Before I share with you “how I sold my soul to the devil,” let me detail what other people think about me in the last decade that I have pursued my...
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100% BEBENTA ITO! Hindi ko inakalang magiging koleksiyon ng sarili kong mga sanaysay ang It’s A Mens World. Sa pinakasimpleng pag-uugat, nagsimula talaga ito as a book project, pero hindi akin kundi sa isang grupo. Taong 2008 noon nang mag-publish ang Psicom ng Pinoy version ng Chicken Soup for the Soul,...
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Ang luntiang nayon na pinagmulan ko Ay di na matatanaw sa sasakyang ito; Sa hinaba-haba’t tagal ng tinakbo, Tanawi’y iba na… ngayo’y kulay abo. Marahil lumalabong mata, katandaan, o distansiya ang nagpakulay-abo sa dating luntiang Noveleta ng sikat na makatang si Teo Baylen. Marahil hindi mapigilang urbanisasyon. Ngunit mas kapansin-pansing sinasabi sa mga...
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When considering putting up a small press, knowing why you want to is the first order of business. It is easy to romanticize the making of books (and it is certainly a great pleasure to work out of passion) but a small press is part art and part business,...
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The best way to start talking about e-publishing and how it affects Filipino readers and writers is to mention that it is fast becoming one with publishing as we know it. People who used to "write books" are now actually writing "content," which can be available in print, ebook,...
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Can one make a living as a freelance writer in the Philippines? Parents have often said that if we want to strike it rich, don’t be a writer. In reply, their idealistic children would then rattle off names like JK Rowling, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, and other high-profile names to...