The Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and the Mindanao Creative Writers Group are now accepting manuscripts to the 20th Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held on May 20-24, 2013 in Iligan City.
The INWW introduces a new format this year: 18 slots are available for writers who have attended regional writers workshops and whose works are unpublished while six INWW alumni from across the regions are welcome to send their works in progress along with a brief paper on their creative process.
Applicants may submit five poems; one one-act play; one short fiction; and an excerpt of a novel in progress in any of these languages: Filipino, English, Cebuano, Waray, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Akyanon, Chabacano, Maranao, or Higaunon. Except for works in Filipino and in English, please provide translations of your works in either Filipino or in English. Those submitting excerpts of novels should provide a one-page summary of the novel. Deadline for entries is on March 30, 2013.
Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Jose Butch Dalisay, Director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing.
Application forms may be downloaded [here] or call Sittie Pasandalan (063) 2233806 or Pat Cruz at (063) 2232343.
The INWW is funded by the MSU-IIT and the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA).