Panitikan News and Features


Finalists of the 19th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award Announced

Now on its 19th year, the MGBFBA honors the best first book by an up and coming writer in the Philippines, alternatingly awarding works in Filipino and English, and judged by some of our foremost writers and critics. This year’s MGBFBA focuses on first books in English that came out between 2017 and 2018. The […]


Call for Nominations for the 19th Madrigal-Gonzalez First Book Award

The UP Institute of Creative Writing and the Madrigal-Gonzalez Family are making a call for nominees to the 19th Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award. The award is given to the best first book by a Filipino writer, and alternates each year between books written in Filipino and in English. This year, the award is […]


Winners of the 37th National Book Awards announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle announced the winners of the 37th National Book Awards (Best Books Published in the Philippines in 2017).


68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Winners 2018

The 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature honored the authors of the competition’s winning entries Oct. 6 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Twenty-eight of the 54 winners were first-time awardees. Two authors each bagged prizes in two separate categories. Multi-awarded writer Alfred “Krip” Yuson served as the speaker and guest of honor […]


Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship now accepting applications

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing through the generous support of the Likhaan Foundation is offering the Likhaan Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship to deserving students this academic year, 2018-19. The scholarship is open to all students of MA Creative Writing or Malikhaing Pagsulat who are in good standing and on the thesis stage of […]


The 37th National Book Awards Finalists (Best books published in the Philippines in 2017)

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees of the 37th National Book Awards.


Mga nagwagi sa Gawad Kataga sa Pagsulat ng Dagli

Isang dumadagundong na pagbati sa mga nagwagi sa kauna-unahang Gawad Kataga sa Pagsulat ng Dagli! Napoleon Arcilla Unang gantimpala Christian Paul Camposano (Luci Luz) Ikalawang gantimpala Danica B. Matias Ikatlong Gantimpala Ang Lupon ng Inampalan ay binubuo nina Jack Alvarez (Stefani J Alvarez) ng Kataga-Online, Eros Atalia, at Isaac Ali Tapar, kasalukuyang Pangulo ng Kataga. […]


Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)

Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher (ECR)   Job Reference: Department: Grade/ Salary: £31,290.72 (38 months) Contract Type: Fixed Term From 1 September, 2018 Until 31 October, 2021 Hours: Full Time Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman   Closing date for applications: 31 August, 2018 Interviews: 3 September, 2018 Start Date: 7 September, 2018   University of […]


68th Palanca Awards issues last call for entries

Calling all writers and aspiring Palanca awardees! With the deadline of submission set on 31 May 2018 until 6pm ONLY, participants are highly encouraged to send in their entries now. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your entries to the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. As a reminder, you may submit […]


Imbitasyon sa Gawad Kataga

Sa pagdiriwang ng nalalapit na isang dekada ng Kataga, Samahan ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas, Inc., inihahandog ng KATAGA ang patimpalak na kikilala sa pinakamahuhusay na manunulat ng dagli sa buong bansa! Bukas ang patimpalak sa lahat ng manunulat na nagnanais magbahagi ng kuwentong may sinasabi. Tara na at sali na! Maaaring i-download ang pormularyo […]