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CALL FOR ENTRIES: BARLÁYA

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Adarna House, the first and one of the largest publishers of children’s books in the Philippines, is now accepting applications to the 2019 Barláya Writers’ Workshop for Intermediate and Young Adult Literature.

BARLÁYA is a comprehensive workshop for crafting and developing books of intermediate and young adult writers in the Philippines.

The workshop is open to any Filipino citizen aged 18 years or older, and willing to attend monthly learning and writing sessions in Metro Manila. Accepted fellows are expected to attend ALL the sessions which will last from April to September 2019.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Application form (to be downloaded here)
  2. Two (2) chapters of the novel-in-progress
  3. Outline or overview of the chapters
  4. Bio-data.

Submissions must be in hard copy, 1.5 space, Times New Roman 12 with 1-inch margins on short bond paper.

Submissions may be in either English or Filipino.

All submissions must be addressed and delivered to

Ani Almario / Barlaya Workshop
Adarna House
109 Scout Fernandez St
cor Scout Torillo St,
Brgy Sacred Heart
Quezon City 1103

Deadline of submission is on March 22, 2019.

For further queries, you may call e-mail jonnel[at]adarna.com.ph.

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Get the chance to be published!

We weren’t kidding when we said we work really hard to make sure we only publish quality reading materials.  2010 is just about to say goodbye to its first half, but we are already gearing up for our 2011 line-up.

And, well, we need your help.  We are looking for manuscripts to complete our cast of new books.  We welcome stories of any topic, but are currently particularly interested in storybook manuscripts that deal with math, reading, health, environmental awareness, legends, heroes, historical events, special topics (death, peace, adoption, autism, children’s rights), and Filipino values (love of country, pagmamano, po at opo, colonial mentality, and value of freedom, language, culture, and history).

Submit three (3) copies of your original manuscript typewritten on short bond paper accompanied by a one-page literary bio-data.  On the first page of the manuscript, indicate its genre (short story, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) and the literary contest/s it has won, if any.

Address your submissions to Ani Almario, Product Development Manager, ADARNA HOUSE, 2/F FSS Bldg., 20 Scout Tuason cor. Scout Castor Sts., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City 1103. Submissions have to be accompanied by a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to facilitate return after being screened. Manuscripts may be dropped off at our showroom, or sent through post.

And, very important, please take note that no manuscript submissions may be sent over e-mail.  More information may be found at our FAQs page.

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And the plot thickens…

Or so it should, at least when it comes to the projects for our Book Making Workshop, which started with a full house last Friday.

For the first day, author May Tobias-Papa (Estrellita) talked about her book and shared some tips on writing stories. She likened a story to a special dish, with each element — characters, setting, tone, conflict — acting as an important ingredient. She showed the kids how to make a solid character using a character web, and how best to go about making and resolving the main conflict in a story.

With the help of storyteller Kathi Charcos, the kids were guided on a step-by-step process in coming up with the elements of the story, and in writing the narrative itself. Each story was read by May before the kids went home with the author’s advice on how to flesh out their stories’ interesting details.

Same time this week, the kids will return to hear and talk about each other’s stories to further polish their narratives, be equipped with tips on coming up with a title, and (of course!) to have lots of fun in the company of books.

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