Thursday, February 21, 2008

likhaan 2

From our friends at UP (and don't be afraid of Rio Alma - send him spec fic, in English, and see what happens):

For its second issue, Likhaan will accept submissions in the following genres, in both English and Filipino: Short stories ranging from about 12 to 30 pages double-spaced (in 11-12 points Times Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antique, Arial or some such standard font). A suite of short prose pieces will be considered.A suite of four to seven poems, out which the editors might choose three to five. Long poems will be considered in lieu of a suite. Essays (critical, scholarly, and/or creative nonfiction), subject to the same length limitations as short stories, above. Excerpts from graphic novels, or full short graphic stories, for reproduction in black and white on no more than 10 printed pages, 6” x 9”. Excerpts should be accompanied by a synopsis of the full narrative.

All submissions must be original, and unpublished anywhere else.

All submissions must be accompanied by a biographical sketch (no more than one or two short paragraphs) of the author, including contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address).

Submissions may be e-mailed to, or posted to The Editors, Likhaan Journal, UP Institute of Creative Writing, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101. The Issue Editor is National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario.

All submissions should be received (whether by e-mail or post) no later than May 31, 2008.

All submissions will undergo a strict pre-screening and blind refereeing process by the editors and a panel of referees composed of eminent writers and critics from within and outside the University of the Philippines.

Writers whose work will be accepted for publication will receive a substantial cash payment and a copy of the published journal.

The editors reserve the right to edit any and all materials accepted for publication.

The editors may also solicit or commission special, non-refereed articles for publication outside of the aforementioned genres and categories to enhance the editorial content and balance of the journal.

Please direct any and all inquiries to the editors at

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