accolades for the luminescent
Kudos to J. Pocholo Martin B. Goitia whose story, "An Introduction to the Luminescent" won first place in the 21st USTETIKA Annual Awarsd for Literature. This is great because Cholo's work, a speculative fiction piece, was recognized as an excellent work of literature - which I wholeheartedly agree with, since "Luminescent" was the first story I selected for Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 1. Go, spec fic!