Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Special Call For Submissions: Story Philippines/PGS Collaboration

I had the opportunity to speak with Jade Bernas, the publisher of Story Philippines, a few times over the last couple of months; it's always good to meet old friends. He had the idea of collaborating on one special, experimental fiction issue, a Story Philippines/Digest of Philippine Genre Stories collaboration. Jade always has good ideas.

So in light of that, this post is a special call for submissions for stories for that special issue. Whatever guidelines you know from Story Philippines or from PGS apply, the only difference being that Jade and I will be bringing our sensibilities together as publishers, editors, and most importantly, as readers, to this project. Simply put, we're looking for good stories, stories that work (wait, don't we always? ;P). Disregard whatever restrictions/perceptions you have of our publications for this special issue, and just send in the story you want to write. We're looking to fill 6-8 slots in the Table Of Contents.

We're going to try and bring the best of our publications together. All pending submissions to each of our publications will be considered, but we would also like to invite new submissions. Deadline is February 28, 2009. If you have any questions, just leave a comment here, or send an email to pdofsf(at)yahoo(dot)com. Please send all submissions also to that email address (subject: Submission, Story/PGS, "Story Title").

Looking forward to reading your work! Thanks!


Blogger Charles said...

Does that mean you'll come out with a magazine-sized issue because PGS is digest-sized and Story Philippines is broadsheet-sized?

4:27 PM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

Hi, Charles. It's possible, and being considered. The problem with a format change is that it would require a whole new template/approach during production.

We're more inclined to go with the current size of Story Philippines, the broadsheet size, because that would mean more space for more stories, since PGS is just digest-sized. Story can contain more tales. Jade and I are looking at possibly putting in even up to eight stories into this issue. I hope we can do this. TY!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds interesting :) what's the length restriction for this particular issue? because i understand story philippines accepts longer stories?

7:05 PM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

Hi, Eliza! Yes, that's right. We can bump story length up to 7000 words now. Thanks for bringing this up.

9:32 PM  

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