Submission Guidelines

Submissions, either previously published or unpublished, may be any of the following:

  • Poetry: 1 poem (not more than 70 lines each);
  • Fiction: 1 flash fiction (500-1000 words); or 1 short story (2500-4000 words); or 1 novel chapter (4000-6000 words) with a novel synopsis;
  • Essay and creative nonfiction: 1 flash nonfiction/suite of micro-essays (500-1000 words); or 1 creative nonfiction such as personal essay, travel writing, nonfiction memoir, literary journalism, or lyrical reportage (2500-4000 words);
  • Drama: 1 one-act play (25 to 40 pages); a 10-minute screenplay; or an excerpt of a full-length play;
  • Critical essay about works about and/or writers from the Visayas and Mindanao (1500-4000 words in the MLA format).

Entries may be written in Binisaya or in English. Manuscripts in Hiligaynon, Waray, Chavacano, Meranao, and Surigaonon are also welcome provided that they have translations to either Binisaya or in English.

All submissions should be in Georgia font size 12, double-spaced, in MS Word format. For previously published works, indicate publications where these have appeared.

Send manuscripts as email attachments to payaghabagatan@gmail.com together with the author’s full name, email address, mobile number, home address, and a short bio note in the email’s body.

Announcements such as book launchings, local author talks, manuscripts call for publications and workshops, and other literary events to be held in Visayas and Mindanao are also welcome.

Submissions are welcome all throughout the year.

Inquiries may be directed to the email address above or through the official Facebook page.

Copyright of the works remains with the authors.

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