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Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi: Mga Literary Zine sa ARTS 1 ng UPLB (2018)

  Paano ba nararanasan ang umaga, hapon, at gabi sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Los Baños (UPLB)? Ipinakikilala ang mga zine na sinasagot ang mga tanong na ito. Likha ito ng mga estudyante ng UPLB mula sa klase ng ARTS 1. Bunga ng eksperimentasyon at kumbensiyon ang mga zine na mababasa ninyo dito. Nagmula ang lahat […]


Papers on the 5th Interdisciplinary Book Forum

Attachments Foregrounding ng Sinasapantahang Mundo File size: 273 KB The Speculative as Folk and Ecocritical Imagination File size: 45 KB Cris Lanzaderas paper on Sapantaha File size: 75 KB


An Overview of Philippine Speculative Fiction

by Joseph F. Nacino Any overview of Philippine Speculative Fiction needs to look at not only at its current shape and form but also the context of its rise.  Thus, it may seem that Philippine Speculative Fiction had its start in 2005 when writer Dean Francis Alfar came out with the first volume of the […]


From Sidewalks to Cyberspace: A History of Komiks

by Emil M. Flores The komiks, long part Philippine popular culture, has gone through a number of phases. What was once known as the “literature of the masses” since the 1950s practically disappeared in the new millennium. Now, through the efforts of dedicated creators, the komiks has found new life in the digital age.  The […]


Papaano Babasahin ang Panulaang Filipino Ngayon? ni Louie Jon A. Sanchez

In our continuing Exclusive Content Series, Ateneo professor and award-winning poet Louie Jon A. Sanchez writes about the state of Filipino poetry today. –Webmaster’s note Nais kong simulan ang pagninilay na ito sa ganitong tanong: paano nga ba?  Pagninilay ang metodo ko, isang pamamaraan na hinuhubdan ng pagpapanggap; at bakit?  Sapagkat mambabasa lamang naman din ako—isa sa […]


Dateline: Iowa 2013 by Mark Angeles

Published poet and activist Mark Angeles writes from Iowa. He received his 2013 Palanca award in absentia. –Webmaster’s note Before I share with you “how I sold my soul to the devil,” let me detail what other people think about me in the last decade that I have pursued my literary writing. I have been […]


Kung paano akong nagkaroon ng mens ni Bebang Siy

100% BEBENTA ITO! Hindi ko inakalang magiging koleksiyon ng sarili kong mga sanaysay ang It’s A Mens World. Sa pinakasimpleng pag-uugat, nagsimula talaga ito as a book project, pero hindi akin kundi sa isang grupo. Taong 2008 noon nang mag-publish ang Psicom ng Pinoy version ng Chicken Soup for the Soul, ito ay ang Sopas […]


Cavite Young Writers Association: Sa Pasong-tagiliran sa Paysáhe ng Panitikan ni Ronald Verzo

Ang luntiang nayon na pinagmulan ko Ay di na matatanaw sa sasakyang ito; Sa hinaba-haba’t tagal ng tinakbo, Tanawi’y iba na… ngayo’y kulay abo. Marahil lumalabong mata, katandaan, o distansiya ang nagpakulay-abo sa dating luntiang Noveleta ng sikat na makatang si Teo Baylen. Marahil hindi mapigilang urbanisasyon. Ngunit mas kapansin-pansing sinasabi sa mga linya ng […]


The Thousand Exuberant Troubles: A brief guide to independent publishing for college students who might want to publish books by Marc Gaba

When considering putting up a small press, knowing why you want to is the first order of business. It is easy to romanticize the making of books (and it is certainly a great pleasure to work out of passion) but a small press is part art and part business, and both parts require pretty serious […]


The State of Publishing: Pages to Pixels by Mina V. Esguerra

The best way to start talking about e-publishing and how it affects Filipino readers and writers is to mention that it is fast becoming one with publishing as we know it. People who used to “write books” are now actually writing “content,” which can be available in print, ebook, audiobook, and a variety of formats. […]