Call For Submissions – Philippine Speculative Fiction V

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Editors Nikki Alfar and Vin Simbulan are now accepting submissions of short fiction pieces for consideration for the anthology “PHILIPPINE SPECULATIVE FICTION V“.

Speculative fiction is the literature of wonder that spans the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror and magic realism or falls into the cracks in-between.

1. Only works of speculative fiction will be considered for publication. As works of the imagination, the theme is open and free.

2. Stories must cater to an adult sensibility. However, if you have a Young Adult story that is particularly well-written, send it in.

3. Stories must be written in English.

4. Stories must be authored by Filipinos or those of Philippine ancestry.

5. Preference will be given to original unpublished stories, but previously published stories will also be considered. In the case of previously published material, kindly include the title of the publishing entity and the publication date. Kindly state also in your cover letter that you have the permission, if necessary, from the original publishing entity to republish your work.

6. First time authors are welcome to submit. In the first four volumes, we had a  good mix of established and new authors. Good stories trump literary credentials anytime.

7. No multiple submissions. Each author may submit only one story for consideration.

8. Each story’s word count must be no fewer than 1,500 words and no more than 7,500 words.

9. All submissions must be in Rich Text Format (.rtf – save the document as .rft on your word processor) and attached to an email to this address: nikkialfar@gmail.com. Submissions received in any other format will be deleted, unread.

10. The subject of your email must read: PSF5 Submission: (title) (word count); where (title) is replaced by the title of your short story, without the parentheses, and (word count) is the word count of your story, without the parentheses. For example – PSF5 Submission: Meeting Makiling 4500.

11. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes your name, brief bio, contact information, previous publications (if any). Introduce yourself.

12. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2009. After that date, final choices will be made and letters of acceptance or regret sent out via email. Target publishing date is February 2010.

14. Compensation for selected stories will be 2 contributor’s copies of the published anthology as well as a share in aggregrate royalties.

Kindly help spread the word. Feel free to cut and paste or link to this on your blogs or e-groups.

Thanks,

Nikki Alfar

Vin Simbulan

Dean Francis Alfar

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DAN BROWN’S “THE LOST SYMBOL”, MORE CONTROVERSIAL THAN “DA VINCI CODE” AND “ANGELS & DEMONS”! SEPTEMBER 15, 2009!

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For all Religious Thriller fans, there is a new thriller novel by Dan Brown to be released on September 15, 2009. It is entitled “The Lost Symbol“, formerly known as “The Solomon Key”. This is a sequel of “The Da Vinci Code” and as expected, Robert Langdon will be the hero.

There are hints that will be discussed in the novel. Either of them will be Robert Langdon’s newest adventure and discovery:

1. It is all about Freemasons concerning the New World Order. It maybe Freemason links to the U.S. Government.

2. Newest discoveries from the ruins of ancient temple of Solomon that will devastate the foundations of the Church.

3. It is all about Demonology, as the first known title “The Solomon Key”, tackles about the LEMEGETON CLAVICULA SALOMONIS (The Lesser Key of Solomon) which is a known book of Demons.

The setting of the novel is in Washington D.C. US publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing announced the release of the controversial novel on September 15, 2009. I’m sure Filipino Dan Brown fans can’t wait for this exciting thriller!

Are you ready to find THE LOST SYMBOL?

FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL AND DEAR TO ME

by Phyllis (a.k.a. PatayNaDaga of Missosology Forums)

THREE MONTHS AND STILL COUNTING
DAYS AND WEEKS JUST KEPT ON PASSING BY ME
WELCOME ME AGAIN, EMBRACE ME IN YOUR ARMS
90 DAYS OF HIDING AND DENYING ONE TRUE FACT
–YOU ARE DEEP INSIDE, HERE IN MY HEART

I HAVE KEPT A SECRET TO MYSELF
AND THIS TIME, I GOT TO BE HONEST
I GUESS ITS BEEN LONG SINCE I LAST FOOLED ME
AND ACT LIKE AS IF NOTHING IS THOUGHT PERSONALLY
YES, ACT LIKE THAT BUT CRAZY

MAYBE I WAS JUST SCARED OR WHATEVER
AM I JUST WANTING TO BE A FRIEND OR A LOVER
REMINDING ME OF ONE HORRID VERSE IN MY LIFE
KIND BUT VERY HURTING INSIDE
OR MAYBE, WE WERE JUST NOT MEANT TO BE

IF IT WASN’T ONLY THAT I SOMEHOW LET YOU GO
LATER ON, THEN WE MIGHT END UP HAPPY
ON THIS PRETTY LITTLE WORLD
VERY CHEESY AND MAYBE OVER RATED
EVERY WORDS THAT WAS USED IN THIS SONNET

(MADE)

UNDER THE LIGHTS, ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF SUMMER…