53rd National Writers Workshop applications opens

By: Roi Anthoni B. Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Silliman University invites writers to apply and submit their manuscripts for the 53rd National Writers Workshop.

The workshop offers 12 fellowships to aspiring writers in the country. Applicants for fiction and creative nonfiction fellowships must submit three to four entries while applicants for drama must submit at least one One-Act play, according to Silliman University Information Officer Mark Raygan Garcia.

Manuscripts in fiction, creative non-fiction and drama category should not be more than 30 pages and should be typed in double space. Workshop organizers encourage applicants to stay below the 30 page limit.

Meanwhile, applicants for poetry writing must submit a suite of seven to ten poems.

All manuscripts must be computerized, typed in double spaced and printed in an 8. 5 x 11 bond paper with approximate margin of 1 inch in all sides. Text font must be in Book Antiqua or Palatino and font size should be 13.

Page number should be placed at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

Manuscripts should be passed together with the workshop application form, a notarized certification of originality of works and a letter of recommendation from a literature professor or established writer.

The applicant’s real name must be written on the application form and should not appear in the manuscript.

All requirements must be completed before submission. Applications should be sent to Department of English and Literature, attention Prof. Ian Rosales Casocot, Workshop Coordinator, 1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City. Deadline of application is on or before January 15, 2014.

Silliman University National Writers Workshop is the oldest and longest running creative writing program in Asia which aims to hone writers’ skills in writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama.

For more information call 035-422-6002 loc. 350. Or e-mail Silliman University Writers Workshop at silliman.cwc@gmail.com (mbcn/RAL/PIA7-NEGOR)

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