2. There are six categories for the Awards:
(a) Novel or Short Story Collection in English
(b) Nobela o Koleksiyon ng mga Katha sa Filipino
(c) Poetry in English
(d) Tula sa Filipino
(e) Creative Nonfiction in English
(f) Malikhaing Sanaysay sa Filipino
3. Only original works, not published in whole or in part, in print or online, may be entered. Any translation or adaptation of another author’s work is not eligible.
4. Authors may submit only one (1) entry per category.
5. A translation of one’s own work submitted as an entry in one (1) category shall not be eligible in the corresponding linguistic category.
6. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest is not eligible.
7. In submitting an entry, the author warrants that the work is his/her own and that he/she has absolute ownership of all intellectual property rights thereto. Together with the entry, the author should submit the Official Entry Form and the Authorization Form for the Contest.
8. All entries shall consist of a soft copy (CD in Word or Text Format) and three (3) hard copies.
(a) Each entry must be encoded, double space, on 8-1/2 by 11 bond paper, about one-inch margin on all sides of the page. Font should be Arial, Times New Roman, or Book Antiqua, and font size 12.
(b) Page number must be consecutive at the right-hand corner, bottom of the page.
(c) Author’s real name and address must not appear on any entry; rather, the author should seal in a letter envelope both the prescribed Official Entry Form and Authorization Form, together with the author’s bio-note or brief résumé; and this envelope should be submitted together with the entries. On this sealed envelope should be written or typed the title of the entry, its category, and the author’s pen name.
9. All entries should be legible and neat. They are all to be submitted to the Board of Judges, U.P. Institute of Creative Writing (UP-ICW), College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines , Diliman, Quezon City . The said Institute is on the second floor of the Faculty Center (FC), UP Diliman campus.
10. All entries must be accompanied by the author’s written consent to abide by the rules of the Contest, duly signed by the author.
11. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2008, Friday, 5 p.m. The office of the UP-ICW closes at 5 p.m. Entries sent by mail or courier should be postmarked no later than the same date of the deadline.
12. Winning entries shall remain with, and become the property of, the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing which shall have prior right to its publication. Copies of non-winning entries may be claimed by their authors at the same Institute no later than one (1) month from the date of the announcement of the winners.
13. In all categories for the Awards, the subject or theme is open and free. Neither is there any limit to the maximum number of pages of the entry.
(a) In the FICTION category (NOVEL or SHORT STORY COLLECTION) in English or Filipino, what is required is a book-length NOVEL or SHORT STORY COLLECTION; book-length, that is, about 200 pages or more when printed out, double space, on 8-1/2 by 11 bond paper, or as the Board of Judges for this category may determine.
(b) In POETRY in English or Filipino, what is required is also a book-length work or collection, that is, about 50 poems or more, or about 100 pages or more, or as the Board of Judges for this category may determine.
(c) As with FICTION, what is required for the category of CREATIVE NON-FICTION is a book-length work. By this category is meant biography, autobiography, or the personal essay (talambuhay o personal na sanaysay).
14. In order that the winning entries may be accessible to the reading public, the author grants, assigns and transfers to the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing the following rights without any necessity of any payment other than the prize already awarded: (a) to publish from time to time any winning entry or selection or portion thereof as it may at its discretion determine; (b) to designate or appoint editors to edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of publication; (c) to furnish a reasonable number of copies of the work to the National Library or other libraries; (d) to make the work available for downloading on the Internet or other electronic medium; and/or (e) allow scholars and students to make copies for their research.
In making the works accessible to scholars, students, and lovers of literature, the Institute only intends to promote a wider literary appreciation of the works.
15. The exercise of the rights of the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing as regards the winning entries, such as the right to publish the work, shall not be deemed a waiver of any right of action which the Institute may take against an author should it be discovered later on that the author is not the creator or owner of the copyright to the award-winning work. Moreover, the said author likewise undertakes to indemnify the Institute for any and all damages, fees, costs and expenses that the Institute may incur on account of the said author’s violation of the intellectual property rights of another writer.
16. The prize for each contest category is P200,000.00 (roughly US$ 4,000.00)
17. The U.P. Institute of Creative Writing has the sole right to designate the persons who shall constitute the Board of Judges for each contest category.
18. The decision of the majority of the Board of Judges for each contest category is final. The same majority of the Board for each contest category may decide not to award any prize if, in its judgment, no entry deserves the prize.
19. There is only one grand prize for each category; no prize shall be divided or reduced.
20. The names of the winners and the members of the Board of Judges for each contest category shall be announced on June 1, 2008.
21. All parties submitting entries to the UP Centennial Gawad Likhaan literary contest are deemed to have accepted all the rules of the contest, and agree to abide by them.
For further details, visit prizewinning Filipino writer Jose Y. Dalisay jr.'s blog, or call the UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) at 9221830.
UP ICW Kamustahan (UP National Writers' Workshop Alumni) Writers' Conference, Tagaytay City, October 2003, (L-R) Paolo Manalo, Marco Lopez, Allan Popa, Joey Baquiran, Sarj Lacuesta, Mike Coroza, Vince Groyon, Domingo Landicho, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo (ICW Associate for fiction), J. Neil Garcia (ICW Associate for Poetry and Criticism), Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. (ICW Associate for fiction and drama), Jose Wendell Capili, Luna Sicat Cleto, Lilia Quindoza Santiago (ICW Associate for fiction), Mia Gonzalez, Mayette Bayuga, Ricardo de Ungria (ICW Associate for poetry) and Ruby Gamboa Alcantara (former ICW Deputy Director)
Flash fiction call for submission
Milflores Publishing is inviting writers to submit their best flash fiction/ sudden fiction for possible inclusion in an anthology to be edited by Vicente Garcia Groyon. Stories may be in English or Filipino, and from 500-750 words. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2007.
The preference is for stories which have not been previously included in books. Stories published on line or in magazines/journals are acceptable, but please indicate where and when upon submission
Groyon teaches at the De La Salle University, has won the Carlos Palanca Grand Prize for his novel Sky Over Dimas, and has contributed to two earlier Milflores anthologies: Sleepless in Manila and My Fair Maladies.