Friday, May 30, 2008

Pow! Smash! Crack!

So, you're a local writer and you want to write stories. But the thing is, you want to write action stories, adventure stories, stories that buckle your swash and make you swing through ship's masts or jungle vines. Unfortunately, where do you submit your stories?

Well, fret no more...

Philippine Action Fiction

We would like to invite you to contribute a story to the first ever action-adventure fiction anthology in the Philippines! The action-adventure genre has long been downplayed by critics as shallow and lacking in literary merit. We disagree; a well-written action-adventure story contains all the necessary elements of good fiction. We believe that this genre deserves recognition if only for the sheer reading pleasure it accords the audience, in part due to the vicarious experiences, the likes of which real life so seldom allows.

We are looking for stories written in English that provide excitement and thrills through fast-paced action and adventure. Action-adventure stories may take the form of detective or crime stories, espionage, the supernatural or even science fiction. The stories must feature a Filipino protagonist while the setting can be the Philippines or other countries (as in the case of espionage). The stories may be set in the present day, the historical past (no alternate histories) or the imagined future (Earth based, no interplanetary romps). Stories must be 10 to 15 pages long, double-spaced with a font size of 12.

Send your stories to: philactionfiction at gmail dot com

We hope to continue to expand Philippine fiction with this anthology. Send us your contribution soon!

Sincerely yours,

Emil M. Flores and Gerald T. Los Baños

The deadline for this had already expired but fortunately, they decided to open up this antho. So get cracking people. I suggest you submit fast and submit soon. Capisce?

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