New Genre Review: Call for Submissions

The “New Genre Review” is a new online quarterly anthology/journal which is intended to showcase new methods and forms of Filipino writing which have not yet garnered main stream attention or popularity. I recently stumbled upon a call for submissions (might be NSFW)at wasaak/an exercise in youthful blasphemy, the blog of author Adam David. Let me re-post it here:

ito ay isang call for submits para sa NEW GENRE REVIEW, isang prospective online downloadable PDF antho quarterly journal na magshoshowcase sana ng kung ano mang makabagong pamamaraan ng pagsusulat sa Pilipinas, mga akdang wala pang audience na nakakapag-appreciate, o kung ano man ang tingin natin na mga dapat gawing babasahin para sa paparating na postGMA/Nicole-Smith New Optimism, pagpapakilala para sa mga bagong estetiko, pagbigay-buhay muli sa mga luma o patay na, pagbigay-halaga sa wika sa pamamagitan ng pagbababoy nito, mga hinliliitang-ngarat sa nostril ng konsepto ng “genre” bilang “form” at “subject,” mga kaning-baboy na paglabulabo ng gampanin ng mambabasa at manunulat at salita bilang wikang nakaimprenta sa pahina, mga akdang hindi mangangailangan ng basbas ng blurb o intro mula kina Lumbera, Yuson, Dalisay, o Evasco, etc etc etc! ieMail sana sa juncruznaligasATgmailDOTcom bago matapos ang buwan ng Abril, para masaya! pakipost po sa blog niyo, ipasa pa po sana sa iba, basta may husay, may yabang, at may interes sa pagpapalawak pa ng ibig sabihin ng salitang “panitikan,” hindi lang dito, kundi sa buong mundo, pati na rin sa japan (hi yol, sana magbigay ka!)! ayuz! salamat po!

Not being s fluent in Filipino as I’d like, and curious about the endeavor, I thought I’d send Adam a line. asking about any specific submission guidelines; his response in effect was that there were no restrictions on word count or language outside of his interest to explore a lingua franca made up of various and sundry languages from across our archipelago. As long as the writing is new and has something “fresh”, it’ll be considered–and Adam’s receivied a lot of interesting submissions already:

i have autobio pieces na na rendered as vertical passages across two-page spreads, or postcard prosey things (with photos) as well as just really normal essays na sobrang well-written lang and not self-centered light flimsy burgis stuff, which all screams “new” for me.

For those ready to push at the boundaries of the written word, this might be just the thing.

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One response to “New Genre Review: Call for Submissions

  1. Pingback: Deadline Reminders: Palancas and New Genre Review « BAHAY TALINHAGA

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