Saturday, January 28, 2023

Call for Submissions: 6th Valenzuela Writers Workshop

The Valenzuela Arts and Literary Society, in cooperation with the Valenzuela City Cultural Affairs and Tourism Development Office (CATDO) is now accepting applications to the 6th VALENZUELA WRITERS' WORKSHOP which will be held this August 2023!

The VWW is a community-based and LGU-funded writing workshop and is envisioned to be an annual creative writing fellowship of new and emerging writers from Valenzuela. It is aimed to make the city a haven for creative writers. The fellows will be entitled to free registration and certificate of completion at the end of the workshop. Fellows will receive a continuing mentorship program online from the core group of the panelists and VALS membership. The revised works of the fellows will also be digitally published in the next issue of “Ang Pulo”, its official arts and literary journal.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a resident of Valenzuela City and 18 years or older. The workshop is open to students, professionals, workers, and out-of-school youths. Fellowships are open for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and play/screenplay in Filipino or English.

1. A digital word file (.doc or.docx) of their original and unpublished manuscript. The manuscripts shall be composed of any of the following:
a. For Poetry: 2 poems of any kind
b. For Fiction: 1 short story, 1 children's story, or 2 flash fictions
c. For CNF: 1 personal essay/CNF
d. For script: one-act stage play, or a screenplay for a short film
2. A brief bionote with contact details (email address, Fb account link, contact number, and home address) in a separate word file
3. Most recent photo (jpg or png).

All entries must be original, unpublished, and not previously submitted to other creative writing workshops. Submissions must be sent via email at

Please follow the subject line and filename format: [Language], [Genre], [Title], [Author’s Last Name]. (e.g., English, Fiction, “Young Dr. Pio”, Gracio)

Deadline is on March 15, 2023.

Kindly wait for further announcements regarding the workshop through the official Facebook page of the Valenzuela Arts & Literary Society.

For inquiries, please contact or through their Facebook page.

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