Thursday, January 29, 2009

...And More!

And now, a rundown of literary deadlines that I will try to meet for the first half of this year:

Story Philippines / Philippine Genre Stories collaboration: No requirements outlined, no word limit given. While PGS has primarily been all about the Speculative Fiction, Story Philippines seems to take on literary works in general. The editors are Jade Bernas and Kenneth Yu. They'll be picking out about six to eight stories, although there's no word yet on what will happen when a paperback-sized digest meets a poster-sized magazine. (I assume that it's the same thing that will happen when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.) Deadline is February 28, 2008.

The Farthest Shore: Fantasy from the Philippines: Stories must be of the traditional ("high") fantasy or epic fantasy subgenre, maximum 7,500 words. An electronic publication venue is expected — works will be made available via PDF. Payment is PhP500.00 for each story accepted; The editors are Dean Alfar and Joseph Nacino. The lack of any page limits in the electronic world implies that they can pick out any number of entries that they want, if they don't mind a resulting filesize that makes servers cry. Deadline is April 15, 2009.

The 2009 Palanca Awards: They finally have a web site! No formal announcement yet, but we all know that these things come around in March or April each year. Stories must have been written in the last year, and must belong to one of their specified categories; if you've written something for Future Fiction, you're out of luck. Winners get their stories published... er... nowhere, actually — but they'll at least feel good about beating out almost every other writer in the country. No genre restrictions, no word limits, and no guarantee that they'll be generous enough to award first place to anyone. Deadline is unknown, but either March 31 or April 30, 2009 seems likely.

And now, a short glimpse of me panicking at the sight of three deadlines bunched closely together, especially with my current workload:

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3 comments:

banzai cat said...

Bwahahaha!

And yeah, that will be a very interesting hybrid of Story Phil and PGS. :-)

Dominique said...

Probably something like this.

Sean said...

Banzai Cat: I would pick up the issue just to see what their love child looks like, so to speak.

Dominique: Er... technically speaking, I don't think that that would count as either a hybrid or a collaboration. It strikes me as more like adding an extra element to an existing work... and besides, everybody knows that everything is better with zombies, anyway.