Saturday, August 05, 2006


Welcome to BACKSPACE. As you can see, we've tried to fill up parts of what appears to be our 1st edition but this isn't enough. Our vision of having writers come together and make these ethereal pages come alive with stories, feelings and opinions will not become a reality if we do not have YOUR works published here.

1.) Who are we in need of?

It is the Writers Guild's official policy to not seek new members (to help us make exhibits, join our meetings, do the dirty work? No way!) but rather, invite writers and encourage them to write some more! We want you to have fun and find real fulfillment in writing and being published rather than bother you with meetings and what-nots.

Therefore, we are calling for writers to fill the following postions:

a.) OPINION Writers (3)
b.) REVIEWERS (food, film, books, music, theatre) - as many writers as possible
c.) POETS (at least 3 entries / poet / every month)

2.) How to write for us?

Get in touch with us by emailing us at or drop us a note at 0926.622.3359 (Globe) to express your intent. We'd be very happy to meet up with as soon as possible.

3.) What are the benefits of writing for us?

We all want to be rewarded for our efforts. We in the Writers Guild know this very well. Aside from being published here and read by your colleagues (and most writers delight in seeing their works published, we dare say), we offer scholarships to certain national writing workshops, and free attendance to educational sessions by well known writers in their frields here or outside SPi.

Currently, two (2) of our members are part of the year-long LIRA workshop in UP Diliman under the tutelage of the National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario. You, too, can have this chance. The Guild also attends theatre productions in the Cultural Center of the Philippines staged by the Tanghalang Pilipino.

Pretty soon, we will be offering either 100% FREE or 50% discounted slots / tickets to watch the second (2nd) theater adaptation of National Artist for Literature Sionil Jose's THE PRETENDERS. Of course a review of the said play would be required for publishing :-) Also, works of poets which have been published here will become part of Banyuhay, our paperback literary journal to be released in 2007. What else can you ask for?

Write for us now! And see where your works can get you!

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