Good news, writers! The Likhaan UP Institute of Creative Writing is extending deadlines for its 2022 programs: the 16th issue of the Likhaan Journal of Contemporary Literature, and the 61st UP National Writers Workshop.

For both calls, the new deadline is now February 28, 2022 (Monday), 11:59PM. We hope that this extra time helps you work on your priorities, while also freeing up space for your projects.

Read on for project details.

Likhaan 16

The Philippines’ leading literary peer-reviewed journal, the Likhaan Journal is published annually with funding from the University of the Philippines. It features the best of new and unpublished Philippine writing in English and Filipino, and is open to all Filipinos, whether based in the country or based abroad. Submissions to the journal undergo a strict pre-screening and double-blind refereeing process by both the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside UP.

For the 16th issue, Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. will be the issue editor, with Prof. Charlson Ong and Prof. Ramon Guillermo as the associate editors.

Go here for submission guidelines to the journal:

61st UP National Writers Workshop:

The annual workshop aims to help published writers further hone their craft. Writers from regions outside NCR are highly encouraged to apply. All fellows are entitled to a modest stipend. Amenities will also be provided suitable to the setup of the workshop, whether it is online or physical.

The UP National Writers Workshop is committed to ensuring a safe space of creative freedom and productive discourse for all participants for the entire duration of the workshop.

The workshop panel is comprised of the Advisers, Fellows, and Associates of the UP ICW: National Artists for Literature Virgilio S. Almario and Bienvenido N. Lumbera, UP ICW Director Roland B. Tolentino and the incumbent Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr., Gémino H. Abad, Jr., Luna Sicat-Cleto, Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., Eugene Y. Evasco, J. Neil Garcia, Vladimeir B. Gonzales, Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr., Charlson Ong, Ramon Guillermo, Anna Felicia Sanchez, and Jun Cruz Reyes. The workshop director for the 2022 cycle is Charlson Ong. 

Go here for the application form and guidelines for the workshop:

For questions and concerns, you may message us here via our FB page or at [email protected].

We’re looking forward to reading your works! Stay safe and sane, everyone.