Bulletin Board


/ 7 April 2021

The Likhaan UP Institute of Creative Writing is opening the call for contributions for the third and fourth volumes of Dx Machina: Philippine Literature in the Time of COVID-19.

The submission for volume 3 was extended until April 30 while until June 30 for volume 4.

The organization said that amid pandemic the production of literature should also continue to help “make sense of the times.”

“Writing and reading have been two of the many ways that Filipinos have used to cope with everything happening to the country during the pandemic,” Likhaan said on its statement.”

The literary pieces must:

  • Be written in English or Filipino, or other Philippine languages provided that they are accompanied by a translation in English or Filipino.
  • Short stories can only have 12-20 pages, and must be double-spaced, using 12 points Times New Roman, New York, Palatino, Book Antiqua, Arial, or other similar typefaces.
  • Poems may be submitted as a suite of three or one long poem.
  • Personal and academic essays follow the same typeface and page count as short stories.

The journal is also accepting literary forms that respond to or interrogate ideas of what is “creative,” “critical,” or “literary” in the time of COVID-19.

Solicited works may also be accepted.

The contribution should not be published in print or online, or must not have been submitted to any other publication at the time of consideration. The contribution will be published first in the Dx Machina journal if it is accepted.

Works are to be submitted as an editable document at [email protected].

For more information, interested writers may visit http://panitikan.ph/2021/02/05/likhaan-opens-call-for-the-3rd-and-4th-volumes-of-dx-machina-to-tackle-the-continuing-pandemic/