Editors of the forthcoming anthology of Philippine children’s poetry, now titled, “Ginto’t Pilak, Namumulaklak: Antolohiya ng mga Tula, Berso at Awit Pambata sa Pilipinas” are extending their last day of submissions to July 31, 2013 to give ample time for contributors to finish their work, especially those submitting from other Philippine languages.
“While we have gathered enough material for the book, we recognize that there are still those who want to become part of this landmark undertaking,” said Rhandee Garlítos, who will co-edit the anthology with fellow writers for children Genaro R. Gojo Cruz and John Enrico C. Torralba.
Any form of children’s poetry will be accepted (rhymed and metered, free verse, shape/form poetry, narrative poetry, etc.). The anthology will also accept submissions from other Philippine languages aside from Filipino or Tagalog such as Iloko, Pangasinense, Ibontok, Ifugao, Kankana-ey, Ibaloi, Ivatan, Pampango, Bikol, Romblomanon, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Akeanon, Cebuano/Bisaya, Waray, Chavacano, Tausug, Maranao, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, etc. provided they have an accompanying translation into Filipino.
Writers are encouraged to write into poetry or verse the colorful life, traditions and culture of Filipino children wherever they are. While there is no limit to the number of submissions, the editors will decide on a certain maximum number of accepted entries to give other deserving contributors space for the anthology.
Email your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading: “SUBMISSION FOR ANTHOLOGY” or “TULANG PAMBATA” along with a biographical note and contact number/s. Early contributors are encouraged to submit bio-notes and contact numbers for purposes of documentation and information dissemination.
Contributors are also encouraged to visit the anthology’s official Facebook account (www.facebook.com/gintotpilak.namumulaklak) for further announcements.