First-page workshop now open for registration

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On May 31, top writers and mentors Ken Spillman, Candy Gourlay, Felicia Low-Jimenez, Adan Jimenez, and Christopher Cheng will critique “first page” submissions at the NBDB’s Little Lit Fest at the Museo Pambata. The aim of the workshop is to help writers create an engaging beginning of a story for young adults.

NBDB is now accepting manuscripts for consideration. The first page must be part of a longer work that may or may not be finished.

Slots are limited and manuscripts will be chosen according to merit. Send your first page to Camille Dela Rosa at

Deadline for submission is Monday, May 20.

Writers of accepted manuscripts will be notified. Participation fee is P1,500 and includes a kit, lunch, snacks, and access to more sessions at the Little Lit Fest. Writers who are accepted must confirm his/her slot by following this registration process:

1. Deposit fee (P1,500) to Banco de Oro, UN Avenue Bocobo Branch. Account Name: Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. Account Number: 002668003848

2. Email a scanned copy of the deposit slip to Camille Dela Rosa at and indicate that you are attending the session “First-page workshop.”

Originally posted on the NBDB Facebook page.


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