Thursday, November 04, 2004

UP writers workshop v.44

Vim Nadera is in the process of accepting submissions for next year's UP National Writers Workshop. If you haven't already, I suggest you give it a shot - as well as the Silliman Workshop in Dumaguete. I am a firm believer in both workshops, having been a fellow in both. You will be shattered or you will be enlightened - it all depends on how you take criticism, but take it you must if you want to grow as a writer.

Details below:


LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) has slated the 44th UP National Writers Workshop from 27 March to 9 April 2005 at the UP Baguio. Twenty fellowships will be at stake: 15 for Fellows in Filipino and English, while the other five for writers in Iluko, Bikol, Waray, Sugbuanon, Hiligaynon & Kiniray-a, depending on merit. The grants cover board, lodging and stipend.

The textual requirements are: six poems, two short stories or two one-act plays. Mixed genres/experimental pieces will also be considered. All the entries ought to be in one language (English or Filipino, as the case may be). Combined or incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

The technical requirements are: only the nom de plume should be on four separately bound, computer-encoded hard copies (font size 12); an MS Word diskette containing the entries; and a sealed letter envelope with a cover letter, a résumé (with birthday & contact numbers), an attestation of originality, a slip of paper with name & nom de plume together, and a 2” x 2” ID photo.

Manuscripts in the regional languages should be accompanied by Filipino or English translations.

Submissions should be sent to:

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing
2/F Bulwagang Rizal
University of the Philippines Diliman
1101 Quezon City

Deadline for submission is 12 December, Friday, 6 p.m. Postmarked entries will be accepted. Fellows from the previous UP Workshops need not apply. For clarifications, call 922-1830 (direct line) or 981-8500, loc. 2117 (trunkline)


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