The UP Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) is now accepting applications for the 47th UP ICW National Writers Workshop to be held in Camp John Hay, Baguio City , from April 5 to 12, 2008.
UP ICW Director Vim Nadera also announced that four (4) fellowships are available for open competition and that these are open only to advanced writers.
Applicants: (1) must be writers in English or Filipino; (2) must have attended at least one creative writing workshop (national/regional, including the UP National Writers’ Workshops), or earned a degree in Creative Writing/Malikhaing Pagsulat, or won at least 1 national/international literary award; (3) must have published at least three (3) poems or two (2) short stories or two (2) pieces of creative nonfiction (e.g., essays, memoirs, profiles) in reputable collections or anthologies, journals, magazines (including campus publications), or refereed Internet web magazines, or have had a play staged. Writers who have been fellows at any of the UP National Writers’ Workshops are eligible. Some of these qualifications may be waived in exceptionally meritorious cases, with the unanimous concurrence of the UP ICW Associates, Advisers and Resident Fellows.
Applicants must submit the following: (1) five copies plus digital file (12 points, double-spaced, 8 x 11) of one original unpublished manuscript (short story, poem, or creative nonfiction, play) to be discussed during the workshop – this manuscript should not have been submitted to any other workshop; (2) a two-paragraph description of a work-in-progress in any of the above genres, in English or Filipino (also 12 points, double-spaced, 8 x 11); and (3) photocopies of the applicant’s published work, including publication details; and (4) application form (available at the UP ICW office in UP Diliman, on the ICW website: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~icw , and on http://www.panitikan.com.ph).
The deadline for submission is January 15, 2008. For inquiries, call 922-1830 and ask for Ms. Eva Cadiz.