Call for Manuscripts: 2016 CDO Writing Clinic

Events | August 14, 2016

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC), in partnership with the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), is now accepting applications for fellowship to the 2016 CDO Writing Clinic to be held at the XCCA Conference Room, 3/F Museo de Oro, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan.

The CDO Writing Clinic is an annual literary fellowship for 24 up-and-coming poets, fictionists, essayists, and playwrights born and/or based in Northern Mindanao. The writing clinic is subdivided into four literary genres — Poetry Clinic (18 September), Fiction Clinic (16 October), Literary Essay Clinic (20 November), and Drama Clinic (11 December).

Six fellowships are available per genre. Applicants may apply for more than one genre.

Manuscripts may be in Binisaya, Tagalog, and/or English. Entries should contain 4 poems, 2 short stories, 2 literary essays, or 1 one-act play. The entries should be the applicants’ original and unpublished works. The applicant’s name should not appear on the manuscript.

Applicants should not have been fellows to the CDO Writers Workshops, or any regional and national writers workshops.

Accepted fellows will be provided with a certificate, lunch, and snacks, but will have to shoulder their own transportation. There is no registration fee.

Electronic copies (preferably in .docx/.doc format, Garamond font 12) of the manuscript may be emailed to with the subject “<Genre>_CDO Writing Clinic”. On the email’s body, include your full name, address, institutional affiliation, mobile number, and a short bio note.

Deadlines for submissions are 31 August for poetry and fiction, and 30 September for literary essay and drama.

You may direct your inquiries to NAGMAC’s official Facebook page.

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