DLSU BNSCWC opens Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for the Novel

The Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for the Novel is open for submissions between October 22 to March 22. The winner will be announced in July 2015. The competition is open to Filipino published or yet-to-be published writers.  The entry is one unpublished novel, an original work, in English or Filipino. The theme is open. All genres are acceptable. Total word count of the novel should not go beyond 125,000 words.

Only one entry per contestant will be accepted. Entry must be the author’s own, which has not previously been published in any form, including self-publication.  The entry must contain the title of the novel and the author’s pseudonym. A separate sheet, containing the author’s real name, pseudonym, title of the entry, total word count, and full contact information should be included in the submission. The prize will be Php100,000. The Center will also assist the winner in securing a publisher.

This competition is organized by the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) and co-sponsored by the Angelo King Institute for Economics and Business Studies (AKI) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI). It has the endorsement of the National Committee on the Literary Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCLA NCCA).

Not eligible for the competition are BNSCWC personnel, Board of Associates, and the Advisory Council.  Entries may be submitted to the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center office or through bnscwc@yahoo.com, with subject: “CFB Novel Prize.”

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