Panitikan News and Features

NCCA extends submission for Translator’s Prize

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) extends the call for Translator’s Prize to October 31, 2017. Dubbed “Gawad Rolando Tinio sa Pagsasalin,” the award is open to all Filipino citizens of legal age. It seeks to gather manuscripts of works in different literary forms translated into Filipino. This answers to the mandate […]

Winners honored at 67th Palanca Awards ceremony

It was a celebration of excellence and tradition as the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) honored the winners earlier this evening at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Fifty-one names, 23 of which were first-time awardees, emerged as this year’s batch of winners. There were also four contenders who each took […]

Call for Entries: 2017 NCCA Writers’ Prize

The NCCA Writers’ Prize is a biennial award given to five (5) writers, one for each category. For 2017, the award will be given to following categories: Poetry (Cebuano), Novel (Hiligaynon), Essay (Filipino), Short Story (Waray) and Drama (Bikol). The award, in the gross amount of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (PhP250,000), will assist the winner during […]

Kasingkasing Press, Aklat Alamid to launch children’s fiction contest

Expect more contemporary writers in regional languages to gain more platform in the next few years. Two book publishing labels advocating for the use of native languages in West Visayan children’s literature have recently tied up to hold the first Aliwanag: Short Story for Children Writing Contest. Spearheaded by Kasingkasing Press and Aklat Alamid, the […]

67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards issues call for entries; Novel and Nobela categories, open this year

  The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. has announced its call for entries to the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. This year’s competition is also accepting submissions to the Novel and Nobela categories, which are offered only every two years. Established in 1950 in honor of Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the Palanca Awards aims […]

UP Holds 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award, Likhaan Journal 10 Launch, UP Writers Night 2016 on December 2

  LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) celebrates Philippine writers with Writers Night 2016, an annual festivity comprised of three major events happening on December 2, 2016, 4-10pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman. First is the awarding ceremonies for the 16th Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. This year, […]

Winners of the 35th National Book Awards Announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle are pleased to announce the winners of the 35th National Book Awards. The following is the list of the best books published in 2015:   BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH Locust Girl: A Lovesong, by Merlinda Bobis, Anvil Publishing, Inc.   BEST NOVEL IN FILIPINO Si […]

Padya Hubon Manunulat 2016

PADYA HUBON MANUNULAT 2016  HUGOT HILIGAYNON WRITING CONTEST CONTEST RULES 1. The contest is open from September 20, 2016 to October 15, 2016 to all Filipino citizens, of all ages, except members of the Hubon Manunulat and organizers of the Iloilo Taboan 2016. 2. Unlimited entries may be submitted. Each entry must contain at least […]

Finalists for the 2016 Madrigal-Gonzalez First Book Award Announced

Six first-time authors have been shortlisted for the 2016 Madrigal-Gonzalez First Book Award, which is given to the best first book by a Filipino writer. These are Zero A.D. for Überman, RM Topacio-Aplaon for Lila ang Kulay ng Pamamaalam, Rogelio Braga for Sa Pagdating ng mga Barbaro at Iba Pang Mga Dula, Mar Anthony Simon […]


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 […]