The Palihang Rogelio Sicat (PRS) is now accepting applications to its seventh annual creative writing workshop for works written in Filipino, and other Philippine languages with translation in Filipino.

Interested parties may submit any of the following: five (5) poems, or two (2) short stories (10 – 15 pages), or two (2) stories for children; or, five (5) dagli (1-2 pp; traditional vignette), two (2) creative essays (10 – 15 pages); along with a bionote, photograph (2×2, colored). Manuscripts must be in 12 points, Arial, 1½ spaced, 8×11 size format. Forward applications and inquiries to on or before 14 March 2013.

PRS 7 will be held in Angeles City on May 14-18, 2014. The UP Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature (UP-DFPL) spearheads the PRS, and is supported by the Office of the Chancellor, UP Diliman, and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City. 

Fifteen (15) writing fellows will be chosen. The national workshop is all expenses paid, including transportation to and from UP Diliman. Fellows will be given a modest stipend.

“Every year, we move the workshop to a new venue so the fellows get the chance to meet the local talents,” said Dr. Jimmuel Naval, one of the PRS founders. 

The faculty director is Dr. Reuel Molina Aguila, one of the workshop co-founders, with Dr. Rommel Rodriguez and Prop. Elyrah Loyola Salanga-Torralba serving as assistant directors.