Call Issued for Manuscripts to 55th Silliman National Writers Workshop

Call Issued for Manuscripts to 55th Silliman National Writers Workshop

Silliman University is now accepting applications for the 55th Silliman University National Writers Workshop (SUNWW) to be held May 9 to 27 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village.

This Writers Workshop is offering 12 fellowships to promising writers in the Philippines who want to have a chance to hone their craft and refine their style. Fellows will be provided housing, a modest stipend, and a subsidy to partially defray costs of their transportation.

To be considered, applicants should submit manuscripts in English on or before 30 September 2015. All manuscripts should comply with the instructions stated below (Failure to do so will automatically eliminate their entries.).

  • Applicants for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction fellowships should submit three to four (3-4) entries.
  • Applicants for Poetry fellowships should submit a suite of seven to ten (7-10) poems.
  • Applicants for Drama fellowships should submit at least one (1) One-Act Play.

Each fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama manuscript should not be more than 20 pages, double-spaced. We encourage you to stay well below the 20 pages. Manuscripts should be submitted in five (5) hard copies. They should be computerized in MS Word, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper, with approximately one-inch margin on all sides. Please indicate the category (FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, POETRY, or ONE-ACT DRAMA) immediately under the title. The page number must be typed consecutively (e.g., 1 of 30, 2 of 30, and so on) at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Book Antiqua or Palatino, and the font size should be 12.

 The applicant’s real name and address must appear only in the official application form and the certification of originality of works, and must not appear on the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be accompanied by three forms: (1) the official application form, (2) a notarized certification of originality of works, and (3) the form letter of recommendation from a literature professor or an established writer. These forms are available upon request from [email protected], or from the official website at All requirements must be complete at the time of submission.

 Send all applications or requests for information to Department of English and Literature, attention Prof. Ian Rosales Casocot, Creative Writing Center Coordinator, 1/F Katipunan Hall, Silliman University, 6200 Dumaguete City. For inquiries, email us at [email protected] or call 035-422-6002 loc. 350.