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Call for Submissions: Katitikan Issue 5: Writes and Rights

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 boardโ€™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 ๐ค๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ง.๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ@๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ together with the author’s name, a short bionote and contact number (optional).

Call for Submissions: Katitikan Issue 3: (Re) Imaginations

“We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.โ€
โ€“ Arundhati Roy, The Pandemic is a Portal

In many ways, the pandemic has resurfaced and amplified the worst in the world: gross inequality, avarice, structural violence, institutionalized discrimination, etc. But something strange has happened as well. Ideas, solutions, changes that were once thought impossible, have now presented themselves as possible alternatives. And these changes give us a glimpse of a future we could aspire for. For the upcoming issue, weโ€™re looking for works that either challenge our present realities, or those that explore a radical re-imagining of the future; works that resist the โ€˜normalโ€™, by investigating and unpacking the past, by defying the present, and by imagining a future that requires radical societal changeโ€”radical changes, but not radically impossible. The theme for this issue, as broadly conceptualized but not limited to โ€œ(re)imaginationsโ€.

Contributors may submit the following:

*Poems of not more than 70 lines each
*Short stories ranging from 1,000 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 Hiligaynon, Waray, Chavacano, Maguindanaon and 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 boardโ€™s consideration. Please indicate publications and publication date where the work/s have appeared.

Email your work in doc. or docx. format to ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐›๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.๐ค๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ง@๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ together with the author’s name, a short bionote and contact number (optional).

Call for Submissions: Katitikan Issue 2: Places and Spaces

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. The theme for this issue, as broadly conceptualized but not limited to, is ?places and spaces.? Contributors may submit the following:

*Poems of not more than 70 lines each

*Short stories ranging from 1,000 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.

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Call for Submissions: Katitikan’s Maiden Issue

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. There are no thematic requirements for the first, celebratory issue. Contributors may submit the following:

*Poems of not more than 70 lines each

*Short stories ranging from 1,000 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 6000 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.

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