Likhaan: News and Features


Likhaan Journal Boasts New and Recognized Names for its 10th Issue

Likhaan Journal, the flagship literary journal published annually by Likhaan: The UP Institute of Creative Writing, is pleased to announce that it has accepted 20 new works for its 10th volume. These are: Short Story Richard Cornelio Calayeg, “Zoetrope” Israfel Fagela, “Creek” Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White” Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear” Poetry […]


Tattooing in Focus in UP Book Forum on September 30

Tattooing seems to be back in vogue today among millennial Filipinos, but how did we get there? How do tattoos link us to our tribal past, and how do they connect us to the world at large? These questions, among others, will be the focus of a lively discussion on “Tapping Ink: Tattooing Identities” at […]


Anunsyo hinggil sa Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (U.P. Basic Writers Workshop)

Ang huling araw ng pagsu-sumite para sa Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop sa Speculative Fiction/Sapantaha ay itinakda sa ika-30 ng Agosto. Para sa mga tanong, magpadala lamang ng email sa uplikhaan@gmail.com. Maaari ring silipin sa naunang post sa ibaba ang mga detalye ng palihan.


TO OPEN ALL CLOSED THINGS

In celebration of National Artist for Literature Francisco Arcellana’s birth centennial, the University of the Philippines Department of English and Comparative Literature, with Likhaan: the UP Institute of Creative Writing, invites everyone to “TO OPEN ALL CLOSED THINGS,” on 09 September 2016, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Palma Hall Pavilion 1, Room 1131, UP […]


U.P. Basic Writers Workshop renamed Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop, extends call for submissions

The deadline for the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop has been extended to August 30. This year’s focus is on speculative fiction. The Workshop Director is Charlson Ong, with award-winning writers Eliza Victoria, Nikki Alfar, Will Ortiz, and Vladimeir Gonzales serving as panelists and teaching staff. The Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop will accept 12 fellows: six […]


DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE MADRIGAL-GONZALEZ BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

The deadline for submission of nominations to the 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award has been extended to August 15, 2016, 6pm. The award is open to first books by Filipino writers writing in Filipino that have been published in 2014 and 2015, and offers a modest cash prize of PhP50,000 to the winner. The […]


U.P. Institute of Creative Writing Issues Call for Submissions for Basic Writers Workshop on Speculative Fiction

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the first U.P. Basic Writers Workshop. This year, the focus is on Speculative Fiction.    The Basic Writers Workshop is meant to complement the annual U.P. Writers Workshop, which has evolved to accommodate and mentor published writers in […]


Call for submissions to Likhaan Journal 10

The UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW) is now accepting submissions for the tenth 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 […]


55th UP National Writers Workshop now accepting applications

LIKHAAN: The University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 55th UP National Writers Workshop to be held in Los Banos from May 22 to 29, 2016. Here are the submission guidelines: QUALIFICATIONS To qualify, applicants must (1) be writers in English or Filipino or other Philippine […]


Writers Night sa Nobyembre 26 na

Gaganapin na ang Writers Night sa Nov. 26, 6PM, sa UP Diliman Executive House, UP Diliman Quezon City. Inaanyayahan ang lahat ng UP Institute of Creative Writing. Ilulunsad din ang Likhaan Journal 9 na inedit ni Luna Sicat Cleto, Eugene Evasco, Isabela Banzon, at Charlson Ong. Sa ngayon, LIRA, Malate, Word Anonymous, Loudbox, at Thomasian […]