Philippine arts

Call for applications: 2013 Davao Writers Workshop
Submission of entries is until September 21, 2013

The Davao Writers Guild (DWG), in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and University of the Philippines Mindanao, will hold a writers workshop on October 28 to November 1, 2013. Deadline for application is September 21, 2013.

Who May Apply 

Fifteen writing fellows will be selected for the workshop. Applicants must be residents of Davao and Mindanao. Only two slots, however, are allotted to fellows within Mindanao but residing outside Davao & will receive transportation allowance of up to P1,000. Fellows will receive free board and lodging for the duration of the workshop. Past fellows of the Davao Writers Workshop, as well as of national writers workshops, are not eligible to apply.


Submissions will be accepted in four categories: fiction, essay, poetry, and one-act play. They may be in English, Bisaya, or Tagalog. Applicant portfolios must therefore contain: 2 short stories (1,000 words to 5,000 words); or 2 essays (1,000 words to 5,000 words); or 2 one-act plays (10 minutes to 30 minutes play time); or 5 poems.

All entries must be original works by the applicant.

How to Apply

Send soft copies to the workshop application page, while hard copies should be sent to Davao Union Drug, CM Recto cor. Magsaysay Streets, Davao City.

Fellows will be announced on October 12, 2013. For queries, email at Check out the Davao Writers Guild Facebook page for other announcements.

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