The Davao Writers Guild is now accepting applications to the 2016 Davao Writers Workshop to be held on October 22, 2016 to October 26, 2016.

Fifteen (15) fellowships are available, five (5) of which will be given to writers from outside Davao City but limited to residents of Mindanao.

Applications are for the following genres: short fiction, poetry, essay, and play. They may be in English, Tagalog, and/or Binisaya. Entries should contain 2 short stories (1,000 to 5,000 words), 2 essays (1,000 to 5,000 words), 2 one-act plays, or 5 poems.

Entries must be the applicants’ original works and should have not been accepted to another writers workshop or included in a creative writing thesis. Applicants should be a resident of Davao City or any part of Mindanao. Applicants should have not been an alumnus of the previous Davao Writers Workshop or a fellow to any of the national writers workshops. Accepted fellows will be given free board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Applicants are to fill out the application form, sign the certification form, and attach the electronic copy (.doc, .docx, or .rtf file) of the manuscript. Send to davaowritersworkshop[at]gmail[dot]com with subject: “DWW2016 Submission”. Deadline for submission is September 16, 2016.

For inquiries, please send a message to davaowritersworkshop[at]gmail[dot]com.

The 2016 Davao Writers Workshop is organized in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

For Application and Certification Forms, please visit http://dagmay.kom.ph