The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) is accepting applications for the 16th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW16), to be held from May 28 to June 1, 2018 at the Ateneo de Manila University.


Interested applicants must submit a portfolio of any of the following: (a) five poems; (b) three short stories; or (c) three literary essays. The portfolios may be in written in Filipino or English. Each portfolio should be computerized on 8.5 x 11” bond paper, with 1” margin on all sides, in Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced. The page number must be indicated at the footer.


The portfolio must have a title page bearing the author’s pseudonym and a table of contents. The author’s real name should not appear anywhere in the portfolio. Portfolios should be submitted in both PDF and Word formats, along with separate PDF and Word versions of the accomplished application form. The application form may be downloaded at


ANWW16 encourages applications from those whose writings are preoccupied with landscape, seascape, and cityscape.


Applications may be emailed to [email protected] with the subject “ANWW16” and the applicant’s genre (e.g., “ANWW16: POETRY”).


Alternatively, submissions may be mailed to AILAP ℅ Department of Filipino, School of Humanities, 3/F Dela Costa Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108. Portfolios sent via postal or courier service to AILAP must be in triplicate, and must be accompanied by a CD containing the portfolio and accomplished application form in PDF and Word formats.


The deadline of submission is Feb. 16, 2018. Twelve fellows will be chosen from all over the country. Food and accommodations will be provided. For more information, call 426-6001 loc. 5320 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]