Call for Submissions: Ilongga Bicycle Diaries Collection of Personification Essays

The Ilongga Bicycle Diaries: A Collection of Personification Essays is a passion project of Kasingkasing Press and Hubon Manunulat. Its main purpose is to invite all Ilongga bike enthusiasts to tell their cycling experience in Iloilo City during the pandemic through creative nonfiction or essay. It also aims to further strengthen the voice and hear the narrative of women especially when it comes to ordinances and practices related to biking such as the ongoing bike development in Iloilo City.

The Ilongga Bicycle Diaries
Photo by: Kasingkasing Press

The editors of this project are specifically looking narratives that are contextualized during the pandemic, set in Iloilo City or at least mentions Iloilo City, focused on the personal experience of a woman as an Ilongga, and have a challenging voice and argument.

A Collection of Personification Essays
Photo by: Kasingkasing Press

The following is the suggested format to follow when submitting the creative nonfiction or essay:

• must be written in English or Hiligaynon, and
• must have at least 1500 words.

Only one entry per writer will be accepted.

The submission of works is until March 1, 2021. Send the PDF and word document of your entry to [email protected] All accepted entries will receive 500 pesos and two complimentary copies of the book on the day it is printed.


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