Katitikan provides a platform for both Southern voices as traditionally understood in the scholarship, but also about scholarship that engages with the idea of the Philippines as a discourse on the South.
For the upcoming issue, Katitikan aims to explore the many intersections of writing and social justice in the Philippines. From issues of human rights, social inequalities, political unrest, to stories of resilience, empowerment, and triumph. In this issue, possible themes to explore may include but not limited to advocacy for human rights and social issues, resistance against oppression and inequality, empowerment of marginalized voices and communities, reflections on current events and issues affecting the country, and representations of hope, resilience, and transformation.
Contributors may submit the following:
- Poems of not more than 60 lines each
- Short stories ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 words
- Flash fiction pieces ranging from 100 to 1,000 words
- A chapter of a novel, including novel synopsis, ranging from 2000 to 4000 words
- Essay and creative nonfiction ranging from 2500 to 4000 words
- One-act play, screenplay or an excerpt from a full-length play ranging from 10 to 40 pages
- Critical essays about Philippine Literature and/or the Philippine South ranging from 1500-5000 words in MLA format.
Entries may be written in Filipino, Binisaya or in English. Works in other Philippine languages, with Filipino, Binisaya and/or English translation, are also welcome. Previously published writing is accepted, as long as you retain full publishing rights to the work. Exceptions may be made to the above guidelines with respect to both merit and the editorial board’s consideration. Please indicate publications and publication date where the work/s have appeared. The authors and artists will retain their full copyright ownership of their submissions, and no compensation will be provided.
Email your work in doc. or docx. format, with file name [Genre]_[Title]_[Author’s Last Name] (example: Poetry_Hello_Dela Cruz) to 𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐧.𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 together with the author’s name, a short bionote and contact number (optional).