Tumatanggap ang BISIG, ang opisyal na journal ng Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), Center for Labor Research and Publications, ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas ng mga papel para mailathala sa isyu nito ngayong 2017.

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, is inviting early career researchers to submit manuscripts for a three-day criticism workshop on the theme of local history and memory in the Philippines. The criticism workshop, which will be held in Ateneo de Manila University from May 31 to June 2, 2017, is organized in collaboration with the Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP).

 

Short Story
Richard Cornelio Calayeg, “Zoetrope”
Israfel Fagela, “Creek”
Ana Margarita R. Nunez, “White”
Jenette Ethel N. Vizcocho, “Wash and Wear”

Poetry
Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr., “Manifest and other poems”
Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, “Arborescence”
Jose Luis Pablo, “Elemental and other poems”

Ang Kataga-Manila, isa sa mga sangay ng Kataga, ay tumatanggap na ng aplikasyon para sa mga magiging Kandidatong Kasapi simula Enero 7 hanggang Pebrero 1, 2017. Bukas ang aplikasyon--at higit ang paghihikayat--sa mga interesadong manunulat na taga-Maynila o nagtatrabaho sa nasabing lungsod, propesyunal at/o nasa propesyon ng pagtuturo.

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines, the country's first and only multilingual, free-access, and digital folio of performance poetry, is in need of editors for Kapampangan and Waray languages.

West Visayan children’s literature in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Aklanon will once again take spotlight this year as a group of contemporary writers, language advocates and an independent publishing house in the region are set to hold the Magsugilanonay Kita: 2nd West Visayan Mother Tongue Children’s Books Summit. The two-day event is will be held on 18 to 19 February at the 3rd Floor Event Center, Robinson’s Place Iloilo.

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) is accepting applicants for the 15th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW15), to be held from May 29 to June 2, 2017 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 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.

We are inviting interested writers to submit poems in English and/or Filipino for possible inclusion in the 24th issue of High Chair’s online poetry journal, which will be released in June 2017.

Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines is now open for contributions to its first volume’s third quarterly issue themed ‘Disasters.’ The folio is looking for spoken word pieces that talk about natural disasters, climate change, global warming, affinity to urban/rural place, individualized experiences of the aftermath of disasters, etc. It seeks contributions from emerging and established Filipino poets who reside in the country or abroad. Entries should be composed of two to three poems (not more than 60 lines each) meant for performance and written in Bikol, Binisaya, English, Hiligaynon/Kiniray-a, Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog, or combination of these languages. (A poem written in the local languages must have a three-sentence synopsis in English.)

About the forthcoming issue

Dissent, defiance: in Binisaya, supak, pagbikil; in Filipino, pagtutol, pagsuway (respectively). According to dictionary definitions, “dissent” as a verb means to hold or express opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially express; while “defiance” is open resistance, or bold disobedience. The term is apt in articulating the responses to the turbulent events that rocked our everyday lives as residents of Northern Mindanao and the rest of the country. The ongoing extra-judicial killings, allowing a dictator’s remains to rest on the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and on the global scale, the slow but certain effects of climate change in Earth on the long-term: all these and more paint a sad portrait of our world, which make imaginings of bleak and dystopian futures.

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