As children, we listened with wonder and terror at the stories of the duwende (trickster dwarves who dwell in the darkest woods), the manananggal (the self-segmenting viscera sucker whose favorite dish is newborn babies) and many, many other forest deities, witches, mermaids, and creatures of the night. For some of us, these were the first stories we encountered.
The Kuwento for Lost Things anthology seeks to spotlight poets and writers’ renderings of Philippine mythology, including creation stories, mythical beings and animals, gods and heroes, folktales, folk sayings and songs, alamat (legend), and epics.
We plan to utilize both print and online formats for the anthology.
For literature submissions, please visit here to submit.
- Poetry: 3–7 poems.
- Fiction and Non-Fiction: 10–15 pages, double-spaced in 12 point font.
- Collaboration: 5–10 pages.
For visual art submissions, send the files in JPEG (.jpeg) format, in addition to a short cover letter, including contact information and bio in in the body of the email. Include in the subject your name and the genre of your submission as follows: “First Name, Last Name: Genre.”
- Visual Art: 1–5 works. (Note: visual art submissions will be considered for cover art and/or the online format of the anthology)
Reading Period: August 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Rights: Previously published works are fine, as long as the rights are reverted back to you. By submitting you are allowing KL to reproduce your work. Not all submissions may be featured in our print / online mediums.
For more information, please email editors Rachelle Cruz and Melissa Sipin at kuwentoforlostthings [at] gmail [dot] com.