Saturday, April 28, 2007

Writing Contest #2!

Thanks very much to all who took the time to submit!

The winner will be announced in PGS3!

PGS will give a free copy of the next issue and P100 -- enough for a good cup of coffee -- to the person who writes the best story in 300 words or less based on the above image. The winning
story will also be published in a future issue. Send your entries to and label your email "PGS2 Image Entry". Deadline is June 3, 2007. Include your name and pertinent contact information.

The above image is the work of Andrew Drilon (, a talented writer, artist, editor, and irreverent punk. His short story, Thriller, was included in PGS1. He has been featured among the Philippine Daily Inquirer's "22 Under 22 Avant-Guardians" and Meg Magazine's "Top 50 Achievers" as one of the country's hottest young voices. Mostly known for his comic book work, Drilon maintains a weekly Sunday strip for The Philippine Star and continues to make contributions to various publications such as K-Zone,, and the annual Project: Hero series, which he edits as well. A short story are slated to appear in the upcoming collection, A Time for Dragons, and he has also been published in Philippine Speculative Fiction, volumes 1 and 2. He is currently working on several projects, including an anthology, Kare Kare Komiks, various short stories, and an official comic for the US-based ska band, Reel Big Fish.

Image Inspiration Winner for Issue 1

A committee of readers of various ages, interests, preferences, and backgrounds has decided: the winner of Issue 1's Image Inspiration Writing contest is Anne Lagamayo (username: eclipse_922, yahoo email account)! Her story, After Hours, inspired by this photograph, can be read in the just released issue 2 of The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories.

Congratulations, Anne!