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Call for Submissions - HORROR: Fantastic Filipino Fiction for Young Adults

Editors Dean Francis Alfar (publisher of the Philippine Speculative Fiction anthologies) and Kenneth Yu (publisher of Philippine Genre Stories) announce a call for short fiction submissions for HORROR: Fantastic Filipino Fiction for Young Adults.

Fantastic Filipino Fiction for Young Adults is a new annual anthology series, with the first volume focusing on horror, and launching in mid-2012.

Submissions must be:

1. in the horror genre or contain strong horror elements

2. written with the young adult reader in mind (from 10 – 18 years old) and feature a young adult character (or characters)

3. cognizant of the themes and concerns of young adult fiction (coming of age, identity, belonging, a sense of wonder, a love for adventure, angst, concerns over school, challenges of youth, family issues, relationships to authority figures, sexuality, experimentation, peer pressure, bullying, among many others) – without being didactic and/or boring

4. written in English

5. authored by Filipinos or those o…

More Awesomeness

Here are some of the Best Teen Books of 2011!!!
I.M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place and Purpose by Jill Rubalcaba (Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb)


Island's End by Padma Venkatraman (Putnam Juvenile)


Mangaman, written by Barry Lyga and illustrated by Colleen Doran (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

Happy Book Birthday to You. . .

Happy Book Birthday to You. . . Happy Book Birthday, Happy Book Birthday. . . Happy Book Birthday to You!


In Bon Bibi’s Forest, written by Sandhya Rao and illustrated by Proiti Roy (Tulika Books)

"When the quiet villages of Sundarban are terrorised by Dokkhin Rai, a monster with wild eyes, sharp teeth, striped skin and pointed nails, Bon Bibi has to step in to look after the people. That’s when she realises that Dokkhin Rai himself needs protection – as do the forests that are his home."


The Magic Feather by Roma Singh (Tulika Books)

"An owl drops a purple feather in a forest. A little girl picks it up and there begins a journey into magical lands..."

Ack! The illustrations for these two books look gorgeous!

You guys are AWESOME.

Congratulations for being named some of the Best Children's Books of 2011!


Coral Reefs by Jason Chin (Flash Point)


Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins)


Drawing From Memory by Allen Say (Scholastic Press)

You rock, Zhu Cheng Liang!

Congratulations to illustrator Zhu Cheng Liang and author Yu Li Qiong! Their picture book A New Year’s Reunion (Candlewick Press) made it on the New York Times list of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011!