If you love to write for kids, it would be good to be part of an organization of writers for children. Aside from getting access to exclusive workshops and seminars, possible employment, learning, and publication opportunities could open up for you. More important, you could have a direct hand in shaping the local landscape of Philippine children’s literature through the organization.
Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING) is the biggest network of Filipino writers for children. Its members include multi-awarded authors Carla Pacis, Augie Rivera, Luis Gatmaitan, Heidi Emily Eusebio-Abad, Becky Bravo, May Tobias-Papa, Robert Magnuson, and Rhandee Garlitos. The organization has been around for 17 years and has nurtured a long line of children’s literature writers.
This year, the group is opening its doors to new members. Writers for children who are at least 18 years old are invited to apply for membership.
Applicants need to prepare four copies of their sample works, published or unpublished, in English or Filipino. These can be any of the following: one fiction or non-fiction manuscript (not more than 12 pages), five poems, one TV/film script, one one-act play, or one comic script/book. The sample work should be set in Times New Roman, 12 points, double-spaced on letter-sized bond paper with one-inch margins on each side.
The samples, together with two 2×2 pictures and the applicant’s resume, should be placed inside a legal-sized brown envelope and submitted during the KUTING Orientation Seminar on July 6, 2013 (Saturday), 1 pm-4 pm at Room 309 CAL Building, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The applicant’s full name must be boldly printed on the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.
For inquiries, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to http://www.kuting.org. You may also get in touch with Kuting Vice President Ime Morales, head of Kuting’s Membership Committee, through (0915)8798264 or 4102000.
Press release from Xi Zuq’s Nook.