17th Ateneo National Writers Workshop Call for Applications

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) is accepting applications for the 17th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW17), which will  be held on 3 – 8 June 2019 at the Ateneo de Manila University. For this year, the workshop focuses on thinking of the child in literature. In contrast to the conventional view of the child as the target reader of literature, we seek to complicate the child as a possibility of poetics and imagination. Works such as Genoveva E. Matute’s “Paglalayag sa Puso ng Isang Bata,” Pedro Dandan’s “May Buhay sa Looban,” Edgardo M. Reyes’s “Hindi Abot ng Kawalang Malay,” Rogelio Sicat’s “Impeng Negro,” and  Jun Cruz Reyes’s  “Utos ng Hari,” among others serve as examples.
Interested applicants must submit a portfolio of any of the following: [a] five to ten (5 – 10) poems; [b] two to three (2 – 3) short stories, each with 10 to 25 pages; [c] two to three (2 – 3) literary essays, each with 10 to 25 pages; and [d] one to two (1 – 2) one-act plays, each with 15 to 25 pages. In addition, each portfolio must include a 2 to 3 page introductory essay detailing the conceptual project of the submitted portfolio.
The portfolios may be in Filipino or English. Each portfoliomust be computerized on 8.5 x 11” bond paper, with 1” margin on all sides, in Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced (with exception to poetry, which can be submitted single-spaced). The page number must be indicated at the footer.
The portfolio must have a title page bearing the author’s pseudonym and a table of contents. The author’s real name should not appear anywhere in the portfolio. Portfolios should be submitted in both PDF and Word formats, along with separate PDF and Word versions of the accomplished application form. The application form may be downloaded at bit.ly/anww17appform.
Applications must be emailed to cbenitez@ateneo.edu with the subject “ANWW17: [applicant’s last name] – [form]” (e.g., “ANWW17: Dela Cruz – Poetry”).
The deadline for submission is 17 February 2019. Twelve fellows will be chosen from all over the country. Food and accommodations will be provided. For more information, call 426-6001 loc. 5320 or e-mail cbenitez@ateneo.edu or christinebellen@yahoo.com. 

Call for Emerging Writers from the Visayas: The 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio


The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in partnership with YOUTeacH Philippines-Central Visayas and young writers collective Hablon, is now accepting applications to the 2019 Cebu Young Writers Studio to be held on February 2019 in Cebu City.

The Cebu Young Writers Studio, an adaptation of the Cagayan de Oro Young Writers Studio, is an annual creative writing fellowship for 12 of the most promising emerging poets, fictionists, essayists, playwrights, and screenwriters born and/or based in the regions of Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. Fellowships are available per genre — poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/essay, and drama. (Applicants may apply for more than one genre.)

To be eligible, an applicant must (1) be born and/or based in the Visayas and (2) not have attended any regional and national writers’ workshops organized by reputable creative writing centers and institutes.

Entries (original and unpublished works) in Binisaya and/or English (or those written in Hiligaynon, Waray, and other Visayan languages with translations to Binisaya and/or English) shall be composed of any of the following:

For a Poetry fellowship: a suite of 3 poems written for the page or for performance (not more than 60 lines each); or

For a Fiction fellowship: 2 short stories (2000 to 5000 words each) of any genre; or 1 novel chapter (3000 to 6000 words each) with a synopsis; or a suite of 3 works of flash fiction (500 to 1500 words each); or

For a Creative Nonfiction/Essay fellowship: 2 works of creative nonfiction (2000 to 5000 words each) such as nonfiction memoir, personal essays, travel writing, or other hybridized forms; or a suite of 3 micro-essays or works of flash nonfiction (500 to 1500 words each); or

For a Drama fellowship: 1 one-act play or 1 short screenplay.

The general theme for works to be submitted this year is on ‘sub/urbanscapes’—literary pieces that discuss sub/urban spaces and places in the Visayas—but is not confined only to this theme. Works that reflect the dynamics between the queer place and queer person may also qualify for the Libulan Queer Fellowship.

This creative writing fellowship will include manuscript critiquing, craft lectures, parallel writing exercises, and mentoring sessions to be facilitated by young writers from the Visayas — Wilfreda Cabusas, Jessrel E Gilbuena, Jae Mari Magdadaro, Richellet Chan, and Arian Tejano. Libulan queer anthology co-editor Alton Melvar Dapanas, multilingual playwright and poet Mai Santillan, and poet Thomas Leonard Shaw will serve as guest panelists. Fictionist and playwright R Joseph Dazo is the workshop director.

The workshop will also feature craft lectures by editors of the forthcoming Dan-ag Literary Journal of Central Visayas — poet and lyricist Cindy Velasquez on poetry, fictionist and screenwriter CD Borden on fiction, playwright and director Rudy Aviles on playwriting, and essayist Johanna Michelle Lim on creative nonfiction.

The Cebu Young Writers Studio aims to assert a creative writing culture of mentorship and critiquing in the Visayan regions and institutionalize an open training platform for beginners of the creative writing craft.

Accepted fellows will be provided with a certificate, lunch, and snacks. (There is no registration fee but fellows, if accepted, will shoulder their own transportation and accommodation expenses to and from the venue during the whole duration of the workshop.)

Electronic copies, in MS Word format, Garamond font 12, of the manuscript may be emailed to libulanqueercollective@gmail.com with the subject Genre_CYWS (example, CNF_CYWS). The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. On the email’s body, kindly put your full name, address (within the Visayas), institutional affiliation (workplace and/or school), mobile number, and a short bio note (150-300 words in the third person).

Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is on 5 January 2019. All inquiries must be addressed to the workshop director through the indicated email address.

Senior high school/college teachers of Literature/Panitikan and Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat courses from the Visayas who wish to observe the sessions may send a letter of intent to the workshop director through the email.

The Libulan Queer Collective is the writers’ bloc behind the Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature and the online literary journal Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South.

Deadline extended | 2019 UST National Writers Workshop


The Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (CCWLS) of the University of Santo Tomas is now accepting applications to the 2019 UST National Writers Workshop to be held April 7 to 14, at Ridgewood Residence, Baguio City.

Fourteen fellowships will be available to writers 21 years and older. Accepted fellows are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Submission in either English or Filipino must consist of either two short stories, two works of creative nonfiction, two one-act plays, screenplays, or four poems.

Address all applications to Chuckberry Pascual, workshop coordinator, CCWLS office, Benavides Building, UST, España, Manila. Deadline for submission is November 9, 2018. For any queries, call 4061611 loc. 8281.


1. A double-spaced manuscript of not more than 25 pages, in three (3) copies;
2. an updated resumé with a 2X2 picture;
3. a letter of recommendation from a literature or writing mentor;
4. a letter of intent certifying that the works are original; and
5. the author’s name and the work’s genre should be included in the manuscript’s header.

Panawagan sa Paglahok : 2nd PUP Multi-Genre National Writers Workshop 2019

Ang IKALAWANG PAMBANSANG PALIHANG MULTI-GENRE SA MALIKHAING PAGSULAT ay pangungunahan ng PUP Sentro para sa Araling Pangwika at Pampanitikan at ng PUP University Printing Press, na ang pangunahing layunin ay magsanay/maghasa ng mga manunulat mula sa iba’t ibang rehiyon ng bansa na may sensibilidad na pangmasa ang panulat sa iba’t ibang kategorya ng panulat. Idaraos ang palihan sa Mayo 2019.

1. Bukas ang palihan sa lahat ng manunulat: mag-aaral, propesyonal, manggagawa, guro, artista, o kung anupaman ang propesyon sa buhay.

2. Mga kategorya para sa palihan
▪ Nobela
▪ Script na pampelikula
▪ Script para sa dula
▪ Maikling kwento
▪ Tula
▪ Graphic Novel (Komiks)
▪ Kritisismong Pampanitikan
▪ Creative Non-fiction
▪ Kwentong Pambata
▪ Dagli

• Maaari lamang lumahok sa isang kategorya.

• Tatlong akda ang ipapasa para sa Dagli; dalawang akda para sa Maikling Kwento, Creative Non-fiction, at Kwentong Pambata; limang akda naman para sa Tula; isang akda para sa Kritisismong Pampanitikan; at isang chapter para sa Nobela, Script na pampelikula at Script para sa dula. Tatlong strips na may tatlo o higit pang frames naman para sa Graphic Novel (Komiks).

• Maliban sa dagli, tula, at Graphic Novel (Komiks), maglakip ng isang pahinang sinopsis sa mga akda, at abstrak (300 salita) naman para sa Kritisismong Pampanitikan. Maglakip din ng bionote at Curriculum Vitae.

3. Ipasa ang akda sa ganitong format:
▪ Three hard copies + Digital file ng manuscript (MS Word 97-2003 format)
▪ Arial type ▪ Font size 12
▪ Double spaced, 8×11 (liban lamang sa tula)
▪ 1 inch margin all sides
▪ Lagyan ng pahinasyon ang bawat pahina. (ex. 1 of 5)
▪ Para sa Kritisismong Pampanitikan, malayang makapipili sa format ng pagtatala (MLA o APA o Chicago Turibian). Ang paksa ay nararapat na nakatuon sa kasarian partikular na sa kababaihan at/o LGBTQ na tumatagos sa mga sumusunod: produksyong pampanitikan, mga teorya at lapit (feminismo at/o queer), araling pangkasarian, kilusang pampanitikan, estetikang pampanitikan, palihan at patimpalak pampanitikan, at iba pang kaugnay na paksa. Ang ipapasang kritikal na papel ay 15 hanggang 25 na pahina kasama ang sanggunian.

4. Nararapat na ang ipapasang akda ay orihinal, hindi pa nagwawagi sa anumang patimpalak, hindi pa naililimbag o sumailalim sa konsiderasyon para mailimbag.

5. Ang lahat ng mga mapipiling lahok ay makakukuha ng stipend, libreng akomodasyon at transportasyon papunta sa venue at pabalik mula PUP Main Campus.

6. Ang mga mapipiling lahok ay aabisuhan sa pamamagitan ng e-mail at tawag.

7. Ang deadline para sa pagpapasa ay sa Nobyembre 29, 2018.

8. Maaring dalhin nang personal ang hard o digital copy sa South 413, Sentro para sa Araling Pangwika at Pampanitikan c/o Prop. Jomar A. Adaya o sa opisina ng University Printing Press (sa likod ng Laboratory High School) c/o Dr. Renato C. Vibiesca sa PUP Main Campus, Sta. Mesa Manila. Maaari ring ipadala sa email: puppalihan2019@gmail.com

Para sa mga katanungan, maaaring magtungo sa tanggapan ng Sentro para sa Araling Pangwika at Pampanitikan c/o Prop. Jomar A. Adaya o sa opisina ng University Printing Press (sa likod ng Laboratory High School) c/o Dr. Renato C. Vibiesca sa PUP Main Campus, Anonas St.,Sta. Mesa, Manila o tumawag sa 716 7832 loc. 744 o sa loc. 317. Maaari ding bisitahin ang facebook page ng PUP Center for Literary and Language Srudies o ang PUP University Printing Press.

Call for Manuscripts to the 58th Silliman University National Writers Workshop

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 58th Silliman University National Writers Workshop to be held from May 6 to May 17, 2019 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village and the Silliman University campus.

This Writers Workshop is offering ten fellowships to promising writers in the Philippines who want to have a chance to hone their craft and refine their style. Fellows will be provided housing, a modest stipend, and a subsidy to partially defray costs of their transportation.

To be considered, applicants should submit manuscripts on or before December 3, 2018. (Extension to the deadline will not be made.) All manuscripts should comply with the instructions stated below. (Failure to do so will automatically eliminate their entries).

Applicants for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction fellowships should submit three to four (3-4) entries. Applicants for Poetry fellowships should submit a suite of seven to ten (7-10) poems. Applicants for Drama fellowships should submit at least one (1) One-Act Play. Each fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama manuscript should not be more than 20 pages, double spaced. We encourage you to stay well below the 20 pages. Aside from manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Drama that should be written in English, the Workshop will also be accepting manuscripts for Balak (poetry in Binisaya). Applicants should submit a suite of seven to 10 (7-10) Balak entries with their English translations.

Manuscripts should be submitted in five (5) hard copies. They should be computerized in MS Word, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper, with approximately one-inch margin on all sides. Please indicate the category (FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, POETRY, ONE-ACT DRAMA, or BALAK) immediately under the title. The page number must be typed consecutively (e.g., 1 of 30, 2 of 30, and so on) at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Book Antiqua or Palatino, and the font size should be 12.

The applicant’s real name and address must appear only in the official application form and the certification of originality of works, and must not appear on the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be accompanied by the official application form, a notarized certification of originality of works, and at least one letter of recommendation from a literature professor or an established writer. All requirements must be complete at the time of submission.

Send all applications or requests for information to the Department of English and Literature, attention Assistant Professor Lady Flor Partosa, Workshop Coordinator, 1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University, 6200 Dumaguete City. For inquiries, email us at silliman.cwc@gmail.com or call 035-422-6002 loc. 350.

Downloads: 58th SUNWW Certification of Originality of Works | 58TH Workshop Recommendation Form | 58th SUNWW Application Form

Announcement reposted from Silliman University website.

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 davaowritersworkshop@gmail.com 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 davaowritersworkshop@gmail.com, or visit http://www.dagmay.com.


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

Poster Design by Lyd Ejira Ducusin

Call for Emerging Writers in Mindanao: The 2018 Cagayan de Oro Young Writers Studio

Original post August 8, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
Updated August 9, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), a young artists collective of poets, essayists, fictionists, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, and translators from Northern Mindanao, in partnership with writers network Libulan Queer Collective and the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), is now accepting applications to the 2018 Cagayan de Oro Young Writers Studio to be held on 29 October (poetry & drama leg) and 30 October (fiction & creative nonfiction leg) at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City.

Now on its third year, the Cagayan de Oro Young Writers Studio is an annual creative writing fellowship for 12 of the most promising young and “unworkshopped” poets, essayists, fictionists, playwrights, and screenwriters born and/or based in Mindanao.

Entries in Binisaya, (Tagalog-based) Filipino, and/or English of various themes shall be composed of any of the following:

• For a Poetry fellowship: 2 poems (written for the page and/or for performance);
• For a Fiction fellowship: 1 short story (1500 to 3000 words), or 1 chapter (3000 to 5000 words) from a novel (with synopsis), or 2 works of flash fiction (500 to 1500 words each);
• For a Creative Nonfiction & Essay fellowship: 1 creative nonfiction (1500 to 3000 words) such as nonfiction memoir, personal essay, travel writing, lyric essay, literary journalism, or other hybridized forms; or 2 micro-essays or works of flash nonfiction (500 to 1500 words);
• For a Drama fellowship: 1 one-act play, or 1 short screenplay, or 1 ten-minute radio drama script (up to 30 pages).

Applicants may apply for more than one genre. Although there is no thematic preference, queer-themed manuscripts which depict a strong allegiance to a sense of place may qualify for the sole Libulan Queer Fellowship.

The CDO Young Writers Studio will consist of manuscripts critiquing and consultation, craft lectures on writing genres and creative process, mentoring sessions, inputs from alternative press editors and indie publishers, and other parallel writing activities to be facilitated by NAGMAC senior writers such as poets Ben Aguilar and Ton Daposala; spoken word artist Adeva Jane Esparrago; screenwriter and playwright Dennis B Flores; fictionist and essayist Abigail C James; and fictionists Nadine Hendrikka (NH) Legaspi and EJ Villena. Poet and essayist Alton Melvar Dapanas serves as the workshop director.

This year, the guest panelists are poet Mariel Alonzo of Davao City, essayist Jade Mark Capiñanes of General Santos City, fictionist and playwright R Joseph Dazo of Cebu City, fictionist Sigrid Gayangos of Zamboanga City, playwright Dominique La Victoria of Cagayan de Oro City, poet and playwright Gil Nambatac of Iligan City, and essayist and poet Ria Valdez of Davao City. Other local writers are welcome to the event.

Accepted fellows will be provided with certificates, lunch, snacks, and workshop materials. There is no registration fee but accepted fellows will shoulder their own transportation, board and lodging expenses.

Electronic copies, in MS Word format, Times New Roman font 12, of the manuscript may be emailed to nagmac.submissions@gmail.com with the subject Genre_CDOYWS (example: Drama_CDOYWS). The applicant’s name should not appear on the manuscript. On the email’s body, include the following applicant details: full name, address (in Mindanao), institutional affiliation (workplace and/or school), Facebook URL, mobile number, and a short bionote (150-200 words). A curriculum vitae (CV) should also be attached.

Deadline of submissions is on 16 September 2018, 11:59 PM.

Teachers of junior or senior high school and college Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat and Creative Nonfiction/Malikhaing Sanaysay subjects who wish to observe the sessions may send in a letter of intent addressed to the workshop director through the same email address on or before 16 September. Slots are limited.

All inquiries from interested partners and sponsors should be coursed through the same email.

The CDO Young Writers Studio aims to be a safe space for new ways of writing where emerging writers are engaged in a dialogue of critical discourse and creative practices situated in and shaped by geopolitics and aesthetics of writings from the southern Philippines, and where these same writers are not subjected to a “promotion of deference and reproduction of hierarchies, but a multiplication of approaches and cultivation of difficult originality” (Charlie Samuya Veric, 2017).

The impetus and core purpose of Young Writers Studios (in Cagayan de Oro and in Cebu), bringing emerging writers together to share their pieces and develop their craft, contributes to the larger goal of enfolding these young writers, many of whom do not have access to creative writing resources, into the larger community of local writers and indie publishers, and the flourishing local literary scene.

Fellows to the 1st Ateneo Libulan LGBT+ Writers Workshop named

As part of the MoonLIT LGBTQ+ Festival, the Ateneo Libulan Circle, in cooperation with southern writers bloc Libulan Queer Collective, is set to hold the 1st Ateneo Libulan LGBT+ Writers Workshop (ALLWW), a creative writing fellowship for aspiring Filipino LGBTQIA+ writers, on June 27, 2018 at the Ateneo de Davao University in Roxas Avenue, Davao City.

Focusing on developing emerging voices across the different Philippine languages, the writing fellows named for this year are Jasmine Arcega(Davao City), Helena Maria Baraquel (Quezon City), John Gilford Auxilio Doquila (Cagayan de Oro City/Davao City), Lauren Sevilla Faustino/Diwa Malaya (Binondo), Lynn Jairus Montilla (Tacloban City), Carlo Rey Vidamo (Malabon City), and Celine Grace Villafane(Koronadal City).

The panelists for this year’s workshop are composed of diverse southern young writers across the gender spectrum—queer essayist and poet Alton Melvar Dapanas of Cagayan de Oro City, gay fictionist and playwright R Joseph Dazo of Cebu City, pansexual poet Chris David Lao of Davao City, and lesbian poet and essayist Ria Valdez of Davao City. Bisexual poet Mariel Alonzo of Davao City serves as the workshop director.

The MoonLIT LGBTQ+ Festival is organized by the Ateneo Libulan Circle, with the support of the Libulan Queer Collective and with gracious support of  BooksActually (Singapore), Platypus Press (UK), The Proud Trust (UK), Graywolf Press (US), and SAND Journal(Germany).

Panawagan para sa Aplikasyon sa SPMPF ng PUP

Ang Sertipiko sa Panitikan at Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino ay isang taong programa na nabuo sa pagtutulungan ng Center for Creative Writing, Center for Language and Literature Studies, Center for Social History at Kagawaran ng Filipinolohiya ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas na nakatuong higit sa kritikal na sipat sa panitikan at inobatibong praxis sa malikhaing pagsulat sa Filipino. Sinasaklaw nito ang paghahain ng mga kasanayan at pagkatuto sa panitikan at malikhaing pagsulat sa Filipino bilang disiplina na nakatutulong sa paghubog ngkamalayan sa sining, kultura at lipunang Pilipino. Nakasentro ang programa sa mga inobasyon at pagpapaunlad ng pagiging malikhain at pagiging kritikal sa pamamagitan ng pagtataguyod ng mainam na antas ng pananaliksik at pagsusulat gamit ang wikang Filipino. Ilan sa mga tanyag na manunulat sa Filipino ang magiging guro sa programang ito gaya nina Jun Cruz Reyes, Efren Abueg at Ricky Lee.


  • Mga nagtuturo sa Senior High School ng mga subject na Malikhaing Pagsulat, Creative Non-Fiction at 21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World at iba pang katulad na subject;
  • Mga nagtuturo sa Junior High School Special Program in the Arts (SPA) na may track na Literary Arts or Creative Writing;
  • Mga nagtapos sa High School/Senior High School na nais pasukin ang career sa malikhaing pagsulat at nais lamang makapag-aral at makatapos sa loob ng isang taon; at
  • Mga practioner sa larang ng pagsulat (scriptwriter sa tv, pelikula, advertisement, radyo, diyaryo, magasin, mga blogger at iba pa) na nais magkaroon ng pormal na pag-aaral sa panitikan at malikhaing pagsulat sa pamamagitan ng sertipikong programa;


  1. Nasagutang Pormularyo ng Aplikasyon
  2. Kung nagtapos ng high school/senior high school, orihinal o certified true copy at 1 xerox copy ng high school card o Form 138 (ito rin ang ipapasa kung nakatuntong ng kolehiyo ngunit hindi nakapagtapos)
  3. Kung nagtapos ng kolehiyo, orihinal o certified true copy at 1 xerox copy ng Transcript of Records (TOR)
  4. Kung nagtapos ng high school sa pamamagitan ng Alternative Learning System (ALS), orihinal o duly authenticated copy at 1 xerox copy ng PEPT/ALS A&E Test Certificate of Rating, certified by the DepEd-NETRC-BALS
  5. Orihinal at 1 xerox copy ng PSA Birth Certificate
  6. 2 piraso ng 2×2 larawan na may puting background (Idikit ang 1 larawan sa Nasagutang Pormularyo ng Aplikasyon)
  7. Halimbawa ng mga orihinal na akda na nasa wikang Filipino (alinman sa mga sumusunod): 3-5 tula, 3-5 dagli, 1-2 maikling kuwento,1-2 sanaysay, 1-2 kuwentong pambata, 1-2 kabanata ng nobela, 1 dula, 1 iskrip sa pelikula o telebisyon, 1-2 pahina ng graphic literature


Lahat ng kahingian ay dapat na ilagay sa long brown envelope na may label o nakasulat na: Aplikasyon para Sertipiko sa Panitikan at Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino at dalhin ng personal o ipadala sa pamamagitan ng koreo sa:


Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main Campus

Institute of Continuing Professional Development (ICPD)

4/F NALLRC Building,

Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016

Tel. no. 335-1777 loc. 274 or 177


Mga Mahahalagang Petsang Dapat Tandaan:

Hunyo 8, 2018

Huling araw ng pagpapasa ng Aplikasyon at mga Kahingian

Hunyo 13-15, 2018 (9am-5pm)

Interbyu ng mga Nagpasa ng Aplikasyon

Hunyo 18, 2018

Anunsyo ng mga Tatanggapin sa Sertipikong Programa

Tuwing Sabado lamang ang klase.

Call for Submissions: 1st Ateneo Libulan LGBT+ Writers Workshop

In celebration of Pride Month and Ateneo Libulan Circle’s 1st Birthday, we are inviting applications to the 1st Ateneo Libulan LGBT+ Writers Workshop. We are accepting works that are related to or are interpretations on the theme of Gender, Sexuality, and/or the Body.

Although this is specially organized for Pride Week, we are optimistic that this workshop may become a prototype of a Southern Philippines-wide writers workshop which will welcome manuscripts in the languages of the South and offer support to budding and emerging LGBTQ+ writers (especially those writing in regional languages), with the help of LGBTQ+ panelists.

The one-day workshop will be held on June 27, 2018 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm) in Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City.

Confirmed panelists are queer poet-essayist Alton Melvar Dapanas of Cagayan de Oro and gay fictionist-playwright R Joseph Dazo of Cebu from writers bloc Libulan Queer Collective, as well as lesbian poet-teacher Ria Valdez, poet David Lao, and bisexual poet Mariel Alonzo of Davao. Other local LGBTQ+ writers will be invited to also serve as panelists.

All Filipino languages are welcome but must include Binisaya or English translations.

Binisaya or English submissions should belong to the following genres:

  1. Poetry (2-5 poems) – for Print or for Performance (Spoken Word)
  2. Short Fiction (1-2 pieces) – max. 5,000 words each
  3. Flash Fiction (2-3 pieces) – max. 1,000 words each
  4. Creative Nonfiction (1-2 pieces) – max. 5,000 words each, can be micro-essays
  5. One-Act Play (1 piece) – max. 10,000 words
  6. Short Film Screenplay (1 piece) – max. 10,000 words

On Eligibility

  • This workshop is intended for writers who have not yet attended national or regional writers workshops. We encourage both AdDU or non-AdDU affiliated, LGBT+ or non-LGBT+/ally writers to apply. Individuals of all ages, religious/non-religious affiliations, ethnic backgrounds, marginalized sectors, are welcome.
  • Manuscripts must not have been published in literary journals and must not have won any national/international awards or recognition.
  • Manuscripts must be original and sole works by the author.
  • Multiple submissions to other genres is allowed.

On Formatting and Submission

  • Kindly submit both a pdf and doc/docx version of your manuscript. We highly encourage using the fonts Times New Roman/Garamond, size 12, with 1-inch margin on all sides. Spacing and visual structure will be under the author’s creative discretion.
  • Attach the following in an email with the subject line: GENRE_LANGUAGE_LastNameFirstName (ex. POETRY_BINISAYA_VelourSasha)
  • In the email body, please provide the following information:

Full Name, Contact Number, Facebook Profile Link, Complete Address, [not required] SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and a 1-paragraph bio.

Deadline of submissions is on June 5, 2018.

Kindly send the email to: ateneolibulanlgbtww@gmail.com

Expect a confirmatory email of reception within 48 hours.

For further inquiries, feel free to contact Mariel Alonzo at: 09275499729