Call for Submissions | 2019 Gémino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism

The 2019 Gémino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism is now open for submissions. All graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in any of the University of the Philippine (UP) System’s eight constituent campuses may join the competition. The Awards are sponsored by the UP Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and […]


Call for Submission: An International Poetry Anthology in English

Magnum Opus An International Poetry Anthology in English  (Submit Your Only One Poem i.e. Master Piece) (It’s simply a waste of time and labour if poem is submitted without reading the complete submission guidelines!) Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2018 (Midnight)  Publication Expected: 2019  Publisher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India  Editor: Dr. Vivekanand Jha   Theme Poem […]


Journalist to launch first poetry book, Aug. 4

Raymund B. Villanueva of alternative media outfit Kodao Productions will launch his first book of poems titled Persolitika on Aug. 4, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Conspiracy Garden Cafe in Quezon City. In his Facebook post, Villanueva said the poems were written in a span of 25 years. He started writing poems when […]


Remembering National Artist Cirilo Bautista

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature (via Rappler) https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/06/1812630/national-artist-cirilo-bautista-passes-away-76 https://amp.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/202045-poet-cirilo-bautista-baguio-city-muse http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/293547/national-artist-literature-cirilo-f-bautista-76-writes-30/amp/ https://ph.asiatatler.com/life/what-the-sea-cannot-touch-remembering-cirilo-bautista Cirilo Bautista and his lifelong affair with words


Call for Submissions: Payag Habagatan Special Issue on Contemporary Philippine Poetry in Binisaya

Payag Habagatan: New Writings from the South, a countercanonical journal of contemporary literatures from Visayas and Mindanao, is now open for contributions to its Special Issue on Contemporary Philippine Poetry in Binisaya. The issue editors Cindy Velasquez (poetry editor, Dan-ag Literary Journal of Central Visayas) and Ton Daposala (poetry editor, Bulawan Literary Journal of Northern […]


Call for Associate Editors for Regional Languages (Bukambibig: Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines)

Bukambibig, the official poetry folio of Spoken Word Philippines, is in need of associate editors for the major languages in the Philippines: Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon/Kiniray-a (Ilonggo), Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray. Applicants must be  published poets (and preferrably native speakers) of any of the abovementioned languages. Those interested may submit their comprehensive curriculum vitae, […]


Drunken Poetry Night launches LAGABLAB Online Poetry Contest

Drunken Poetry Night (DPN) starts its 2016 reading series in April, celebrating Poetry Month. For its upcoming 10th reading on 9 April, we will be holding our first online poetry contest, LAGABLAB. The competition is open to all followers of DPN, regardless of age. We will award three winners in the English category and three winners […]


66th Palanca Awards now accepting entries

The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), the country’s longest-running literary contest, is reaching out anew to all writers looking to showcase their literary genius. Now on its 66th year, its organizer and sponsor, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. (Palanca Foundation), announced that it is now accepting entries for the Awards’ categories, which […]


The Joke’s on Me poetry contest for UP Baguio students now open

Contest Mechanics

1. The contest is open to all UP Baguio students enrolled this 2nd semester 2015-2016.

2. The contestant is free to interpret the given theme ‘The Joke’s On Me’ in any way. The entry must be an original work of poetry with a corresponding title.

3. The poem may be written in English or Filipino (with or without specific form/word count/length, etc.)


Cebu does Poetry Night with “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip”

Cebu City’s monthly poetry night will be celebrating its first anniversary this month. Presented to you by UP Cebu TINTA, The Nomads, BATHALAD Sugbo, Handuraw Pizza Gorordo, and SuWhat, this month’s #BasaBalak will be called “Kasumaran: Pisik sa mga Tinagsip.” BATHALAD Sugbo started this monthly #BasaBalak years ago to gather fellow writers and read their […]