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Walang Hiya … literature taking risks toward liberatory practice
Will be published by Arkipelago Press Spring 2009
Walang Hiya … literature taking risks toward liberatory practice is a
literary anthology committed to using the narrative as a departure
point for personal and political transformation. We seek to challenge
the boundaries and cultural norms, sharing our stories without shame.
Walang Hiya believes in the idea of Cultural Work or the use of
artistic expression as a form of education and community mobilization.
We feature emerging Pilipina/o artists, works that capture the spirit
of innovation and contradiction.
We pay homage to the literary roots of our Diaspora and with this
offering hope to embrace the future tense.
Walang Hiya seeks submissions in the form of prose, poetry and short story.
We are interested in the stories that move beyond the identity politic
to embrace other
forms of coming to oneself as individuals and as a people. We've read
the stories of
Pilipina/o pride and reclaiming our culture, but what's next? We are
characters caught in the culture clash hovering around notions of
identity and homeland
that helped shape the literature of our Diaspora, but what is on the horizon?
We seek submissions exploring the space of contradiction where our stories live:
What are the resiliency stories borne out of our legacy of colonization?
How do we as Pilipinas/os transform accepted norms, whether positive
or negative, in religion/spirituality, language and culture?
How do we practice a healthy forgiveness in order to sustain
relationship and community?
How do we practice everyday acts of resistance?
How do we keep our humanity in the face of unequal power dynamics … At
work? With the people you love? With institutions intending to help,
but do more harm?
We are interested in utilizing prose and poetry to creatively teach
and speak our
experience as first, second, third (and beyond) generations of
Pilipina/o's in the Diaspora.
Walang Hiya will feature a study guide in the back of the anthology
for educators and
community groups to use as an entry point for dialogue and political engagement.
All submissions will be read thoroughly and with respect. If selected
for the Walang
Hiya anthology, additional editing may be required. The author(s) will
directly for input.
Submission Deadline: December 5, 2008
Submissions should be no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced,
single-sided, 12-point font
Please include a bio of 100 words or less
Send works via email as an attachment in Microsoft Word to
Questions can be directed to Roseli Ilano or Lolan Buhain Sevilla at
Contributors retain all rights to their work and will receive two
complimentary copies as
lolan buhain sevilla
"they are even afraid of our songs of love"
- - carlos bulosan
Monday, November 10, 2008
CALL ALL PILIPINA/O WRITERS AND ARTISTS!Call For Submissions