Friday, June 15, 2007

radio, print, web

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Yesterday, Vin and I did a radio interview long with Kenneth Yu, publisher of the Digest of Philippine Genre Stories. The DJs of Mellow 94.7 were a hoot. Read the transcript here, courtesy of Charles. We had great fun talking about writing and speculative fiction (and yes, we need to get the word out to more readers and writers). The photo? It's Vin as Iron Man regretting all his Civil War hijinks.

Nikki's latest story "In the Absence of Eternity" appears in the anthology "Sawi", edited by Ada J. Loreno, BJ A. Patino, and Rica Bolipata-Santos. The book, available now in various bookstores, also features fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry from a whole lot of people including Jimmy Abad, Cesar Aquino, Ian Casocot, Kristine Fonacier, Cyan Abad-Jugo, Apol Lejano, Merlie Alunan, Guillermo Persigan, Carla Pacis, Naya Valdellon and more.

My story "The Dragon in the Bell" appears in next week's issue of Philippines Free Press.

Speaking of Philippines Free Press, I'd like to encourage everyone to go and submit your speculative fiction pieces to the magazine. Literary Editor Sarge Lacuesta happily dismisses notions of genre (so no need to conform to the perceived need for realism) . Sarge, along with Kenneth of PGS and Jade Bernas of Story Philippines (check out O. Bryan Alvarez's "The Chain Letter Siege" in the latest issue), is open to the literature of wonder, so write a story and send it off.

And if you haven't yet, check out the Read or Die and Philippine Speculative Fiction blogs.

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