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Sunday, September 07, 2008

entry arrow11:17 AM | Coming Soon Anthology Renews Call for Submission

Editors Conchitina Cruz, Edgar Samar, and Katrina Tuvera are pleased to announce the initial batch of accepted works for the Coming Soon anthology. This list is in alphabetical order, by contributors' last names.

Road Trip by Ian Rosales Casocot
Placelessness by Mark Anthony Cayanan
Deluge by Daryll Jane Delgado
Liaison Manager by Marguerite Alcarazen de Leon
Nukimori by Caroline S. Hau
If I said I was drawn to the idea of the body by Marie La ViƱa
F for Book Report by R. Zamora Linmark
Some Facts You Remember from Ten Years Ago by Sandra Nicole Roldan
Unang Tikim by Joseph T. Salazar
Kasiping by Christian Tablazon
Tres Pulgadas sa Ilalim ng Tuhod by Mary Anne Umali
Two Questions by L. Lacambra Ypil

The editors envision the Coming Soon anthology as a choice selection of Philippine erotic literature. As such, the main considerations for selection were the following: (1) pieces should fit the theme of "losing virginity"; (2) works accepted should be of good quality in terms of insight, perspective and craft, and (3) the anthology as a whole should be balanced in its portrayal of sexual orientation, class and generational sensitivities.

Clearly the accepted works so far are not sufficient to complete an anthology that meets the above demands. Hence, the editors are re-issuing the call for submissions to encourage more writers to submit new or revised pieces for consideration.

The editors are renewing the call for submissions. Deadline is Sunday, 9 November 2008. Send to comingsoonantho(at)gmail(dot)com.

Coming Soon is an anthology of erotic poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the loss of virginity. The piece must specifically address a first (human, as opposed to something like bestial) sexual experience. The editors are looking for are pieces that depict an initiation into the sexual act, therefore we will not consider works that try to be coy: for instance, please don't send a piece on how some character/persona discovers there is such a thing as fornication, yet doesn't engage in it. They'd consider that a cop-out. Neither are they looking for pieces on giving one's self sexual pleasure. Works submitted should involve at least two conscious people (no corpses, please!), with an exchange of bodily fluids or whatnot. (If there is no exchange of bodily fluids, the work should address the question: But why the heck not?)

Open to Philippine writers in English and Filipino. Past published works are welcome as long as they have not yet appeared in an anthology.

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