Friday, April 13, 2007

Guidelines Manuscript Submission (Probees Workshop)

Important dates to remember:
1.Garage Sale - April 28 (whole day)
Marist Village, Marikina City

2. Submission of Manuscripts - May 1 to 6, 2007

3. Manuscript Workshop - May 26 at Xavier School
8 AM to 6 PM

Here are the Manuscript Guidelines:
1) Probees can submit EITHER prose pieces or poems.

2) If submitting PROSE (fiction/non-fiction),
manuscripts must not exceed 10 pages, (double
space, pls.)

3) If submitting POETRY, the manuscript must contain
4 poems (single space, pls.)

4) If submitting A STORY in VERSE, manuscripts must
not exceed 8 pages. (single space, pls.)

5) Probees who want to submit a play/TV script must
consult with the memcom, as we are not certain if
we will be able to invite enough panelists who are
qualified to critique plays/scripts.

6) Please use Arial font, 12 pt. and observe 1"
margins on all sides.

7) Please number your pages.

8) Make sure that your name does not appear anywhere
on the manuscript.

9) Email a copy of your manuscript (soft copy) to I am the only one who is
supposed to know who wrote which manuscript.

10) Submit 3 hard copies of the manuscript, along
with a diskette/cd in MS Word format. Submit all
these in a brown manila envelope. On the outside
of the envelope, write your name and the title of
your piece.

9) You may drop off the hard copy of your manuscripts
at the Ateneo Grade School (or snail mail it, if
this is more comfortable for you). Label it as
Grade 6 Class Teacher
David Hall
Ateneo Grade School,
Ateneo De Manila University
Loyola Heights, Q.C.

10) You may also drop it off at this home address:
#71 Maningning St., Teachers Village, Q.C.
Label it in the same way so you can be sure I
will get it. This is my in-laws' home address
and I can easily get it from them.

11) All in all, you will give me 4 copies of your
manuscript - 1 soft copy and 3 hard copies. The
hard copies will be distributed to the panelists.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Writing Opps!


This is a call for submissions of short stories for an anthology tentatively titled, GROWING UP FILIPINO II – Stories for Young Adults. The book will be edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and will be published by both Anvil and PALH. Contributors will receive copies of the book as compensation for the use of their work.

The manuscript should be approximately 8-10 pages long, typed, double-spaced (approximately 1,800-2,300 words). This should be emailed to CBrainard@aol. com.
You may also send it by air mail to:

Cecilia Brainard
c/o PALH
PO Box 5099
Santa Monica, CA 90409

This book project is a follow-up of an earlier short story collection entitled Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults (published by PALH 2002, and Anvil).

Deadline for submission is August 1, 2007. Early submissions are welcome. Please send us your bio (approx. 150 words) in people-friendly narrative form.

ABOUT THE EDITOR: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author/editor of over a dozen books. She has a website at www.ceciliabrainard .com

6th Barlaya Writing for Young Adults Workshop

The 6th Barlaya Writing for Young Adults Workshop, sponsored by Adarna House and the Filipinas Heritage Library, shall be held on September 6 and 7, 2007. Ten fellows shall be chosen on the basis of their literary work.

Guidelines for prospective Barlaya fellows:

The workshop is open to all Filipino citizens.

All submissions must consist of a) 2 sample chapters (not more than
20 pages); b) a story synopsis (not more than 3 pages in length) that
includes details regarding the plot, characters, and any special
twists the story might have; and, c) a 1-page bio-data of the author.

Submissions may be in Filipino or English.

All submissions must target readers within the age range of 12-18
years old.

All submissions should be typewritten on short bond paper,

All submissions must be original and unpublished. If the entry has
won an award, please indicate this on the first page of the entry.

Four (4) copies of each entry should be submitted, enclosed in 1
long, brown envelope. The envelope should be labeled with the author's
name as well the phrase, "Submission for the 6th Barlaya Writing for
Young Adults Workshop."

Prospective fellows may send in more than one (1) entry.

All entries must be sent through snail mail or parcel service to
Adarna House, 2nd Floor, FSS Building, 20 Scout Tuason St. corner
Scout Castor St., Quezon City.

All entries must be received by Adarna House no later than 5:00
p.m., on July 2, 2007.

Successful fellows shall be notified by August 17, 2007.

Submissions that are not chosen for the workshop, must be claimed no
later than September 21, 2007, from Adarna House, after which they
will no longer be the responsibility of the organizers.