The Libulan Queer Collective, a writers’ bloc of queer poets, essayists, fictionists, and playwrights from the southern Philippines, in partnership with Kagis Bisaya and YOUTeacH Philippines-Central Visayas, is now accepting applications to the 2018 Cebu Young Writers’ Studio to be held in January 2018 at the University of Cebu-Banilad at Gov M Cuenco Ave, Cebu City.
The Cebu Young Writers’ Studio, an adaptation of the Cagayan de Oro Young Writers’ Studio, is an annual creative writing fellowship for 14 of the most promising emerging poets, fictionists, and essayists born and/or based in Central Visayas — Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. Fellowships are available per genre — poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (Applicants may apply for more than one genre.)
‘HALAD: Mindanao Harvest for the 21st Century’, a literary anthology, is now accepting poems, short stories, creative nonfiction/essays, and one-act plays in English, Filipino, and Binisaya written by established and emerging writers born and/or based in Mindanao.
This anthology aims to gather in one book some of the best new Mindanao writings for possible use by high school and college teachers handling 21st Century Philippine Literatures from the Region.
Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines, a multilingual, free-access, and digital folio of performance poetry, is now open for contributions to its second volume’s first issue which is a special issue on the Moros and the Indigenous Peoples (IPs).
The folio is looking for performance poems and/or spoken word pieces that discuss and/or problematize the relevant econo-ethnic conditions of the IPs and the Moros—a spectrum of human rights violations, denial of area sovereignty and self-determination, resistance to land occupation and cultural erasure, critiques of institutional discrimination, militarization of IP and Moro communities, Christian settler colonialism, politics of identity representation that is diluted and domesticated by nation-state and imperialist-capitalist imperatives, among others.