LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing is extending its call for submissions to an updated database of Philippine authors to May 31, 2018.  This new database, which will be made available online via the ICW’s portal, aims to collate and consolidate the previous NCCA list of writers with the current, incomplete listing posted on the panitikan website, as well as include newly published writers. The ICW hopes to make a more comprehensive database as information and other pertinent details on many Filipino writers were lost when the UP Diliman Faculty Center was destroyed by fire.
In this regard, published authors are asked to fill out a form that can be downloaded below. Also, the ICW is hoping to make the database more comprehensive, so we’re expanding the word count for the bionote to 500-1500 words, as well as asking authors to attach 1 to 3 sample works which visitors of the website may browse.
The ICW is also requesting for a recent 2.5 x 3.5 (2R size) photo of the author, in 300 DPI.  Previous authors who’ve not yet sent their photos are asked to re-submit their documents along with their picture. Also, those who have previously submitted the complete documents may email us anew to attach their work, or submit an expanded bionote.
Please follow this format when sending your files:
Bionote: Surname, First name_Bionote (Ex: Dela Cruz, Juan_Bionote)
Sample Works: Surname,First name_Title of Sample Work (Ex: Dela Cruz, Juan_Ang Panitikan)
Photo: Surname, First name
Kindly send the accomplished form and your photo to [email protected].