Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Philippine Speculative Fiction Updates September 2011 Edition

No major news for August--unless you count the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards leaks--for Philippine speculative fiction.

Philippine Genre Stories continues its regular output of stories, with "Stars" by Yvette Tan and "Fragrant Blood" by Elyss Punsalan. Kristine Ong Muslim has a flash fiction piece, "The Next Generation," published in the August 2011 issue of Black Lantern Publishing.

The two stand-outs for the month, however, is "Disappearances" by Exie Abola (it's also the second prize winner for short story in English in the 2011 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards), published in The Philippines Free Press, and "Worth It" by Yvette Tan, a flash fiction piece (one among five) published in the July 2011 issue of Uno Magazine.

And for aspiring Filipino writers, deadline for submissions for Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 7 is at the end of September.

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