Kritika Kultura Launches Issue 28

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is launching its 28th issue on May 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at CTC 413, Ateneo de Manila University. The launch is open to the public. KK 28 features essays by Conchitina Cruz on institutionalized creative […]


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Bukambibig’s Issue 04: ‘Social Movements’

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines, the country’s only multilingual, free-access, and digital folio of performance poetry, is now open for contributions to its first volume’s fourth quarterly issue themed ‘Social Movements’. The folio is looking for spoken word pieces that talk about relevant social conditions—a spectrum of human rights violations, social inequities, econo-ethnic vulnerabilities, extra-judicial killings, etc.—seen through theoretical lenses.


LIKHAAN 11 Now Accepting Submissions

  The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the eleventh issue of Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the University of the Philippines. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino. […]


Call for Poetry, Prose, and Plays: Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature

“Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature”, named after a gender fluid deity of the precolonial Bisaya cosmogony, is now accepting poetry, short stories, flash narratives, literary nonfiction, critical essays, and one-act plays written in the Binisaya language. Translated works from other languages are also welcome. The literary anthology is born out of the need to assert the underrepresented and non-visible queer identity in Binisaya literature. It seeks contributions from emerging and established writers in Binisaya who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and others in the spectrum


Panawagan sa papel para sa BISIG Journal ng ILIR-PUP

Tumatanggap ang BISIG, ang opisyal na journal ng Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), Center for Labor Research and Publications, ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas ng mga papel para mailathala sa isyu nito ngayong 2017.


Call for Kapampangan and Waray Editors: Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines, the country’s first and only multilingual, free-access, and digital folio of performance poetry, is in need of editors for Kapampangan and Waray languages.


FORMS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO HIGH CHAIR ISSUE 24

We are inviting interested writers to submit poems in English and/or Filipino for possible inclusion in the 24th issue of High Chair’s online poetry journal, which will be released in June 2017. We are looking for poems that seek a form for that which has yet to arrive at form; that commit to the history […]


Call for Performance (Eco)Poetry — Bukambibig’s Issue 03: ‘Disasters’

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines is now open for contributions to its first volume’s third quarterly issue themed ‘Disasters.’ The folio is looking for spoken word pieces that talk about natural disasters, climate change, global warming, affinity to urban/rural place, individualized experiences of the aftermath of disasters, etc. It seeks contributions from emerging and established Filipino poets who reside in the country or abroad. Entries should be composed of two to three poems (not more than 60 lines each) meant for performance and written in Bikol, Binisaya, English, Hiligaynon/Kiniray-a, Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog, or combination of these languages. (A poem written in the local languages must have a three-sentence synopsis in English.)


Call for Literary and Art Works from/about Northern Mindanao: Bulawan Literary Zine Issue 02: ‘Dissent/Defiance’

About the forthcoming issue

Dissent, defiance: in Binisaya, supak, pagbikil; in Filipino, pagtutol, pagsuway (respectively). According to dictionary definitions, “dissent” as a verb means to hold or express opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially express; while “defiance” is open resistance, or bold disobedience. The term is apt in articulating the responses to the turbulent events that rocked our everyday lives as residents of Northern Mindanao and the rest of the country. The ongoing extra-judicial killings, allowing a dictator’s remains to rest on the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and on the global scale, the slow but certain effects of climate change in Earth on the long-term: all these and more paint a sad portrait of our world, which make imaginings of bleak and dystopian futures.


Deadline extended: Mindanao Odysseys

  Deadline Extension: December 15 2016 The impetus of this anthology came from the advocacy to image Mindanao as not just a war torn 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 […]