CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Liwanag 3 Following the re-issue of the seminal 1975 Filipino American arts anthology, Liwanag, SOMA Pilipinas is proud to announce our call for submissions for the newest entry into this series, Liwanag 3! As the original Liwanag, and the 1993 issue, Liwanag 2, amplified the voices of local, Bay Area Filipino American artists of those time periods, we’re bringing Liwanag back to showcase and reflect upon the evolution of the Pilipinx identity of today.   

As a multi-disciplinary arts anthology we’re accepting submissions in the following categories:  Literary: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, comics/graphic novels  Visual Art: painting, prints, illustrations, photography *we may consider video, audio, and multimedia submissions at a later date 

What We Are Looking For: As artists in the Bay Area we’re prioritizing your perspective and seeking work that will inform, shape, and expand how we see ourselves as Pilipinx American in this country, our relation to this land, and how we navigate its fraught history. We want to uplift and give voice to work that offers the fullest expression of the many intersections of our identity and moves against the received narratives of our hospitality and resilience and makes space for our rage, our joy, our pleasure. We see the idea of Liwanag as not just a light, but a fire.  

Some Guiding Questions to consider: 

  • How and why has the Pilipinx identity evolved over time? 
  • How has the Bay Area shaped your identity, aesthetics, and political beliefs as a Filipino/a/x? 
  • How has technology and print mediated identity formation via faster, more accessible modes of communication between Pilipinx people in the P.I. and across the diaspora  (i.e. video chat apps, email, messenger)?
  • How does rage, joy, and pleasure manifest in Pilipinx expression? 
  • How do we exist as Pilipinx people in this country alongside other BIPOC communities? 

please note: We are not interested in work that is anti-indigenous, anti-Black, anti-woman, homophobic, transphobic, queerphobic or engages in cultural appropriation and explotation?

Submissions Guidelines: Literary: Poetry (3 poems/5 pages) Fiction, Non-fiction, Scripts, Comics/Graphic Novels (5 pages max, excerpts will be accepted) Visual Arts: 1-3 samples, 300 dpi min Currently living in, originally from, or have deep connections to the San Francisco Bay Area

please email liwanaginfo@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Liwanag 3
Following the re-issue of the seminal 1975 Filipino American arts anthology, Liwanag, SOMA Pilipinas is proud to announce our call for submissions for the newest entry into this series, Liwanag 3! As the original Liwanag, and the 1993 issue, Liwanag 2, amplified the voices of local, Bay Area Filipino American artists of those time periods, we’re bringing Liwanag back to showcase and reflect upon the evolution of the Pilipinx identity of today.
 

As a multi-disciplinary arts anthology we’re accepting submissions in the following categories:
Literary: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, comics/graphic novels
Visual Art: painting, prints, illustrations, photography
*we may consider video, audio, and multimedia submissions at a later date

What We Are Looking For:
As artists in the Bay Area we’re prioritizing your perspective and seeking work that will inform, shape, and expand how we see ourselves as Pilipinx American in this country, our relation to this land, and how we navigate its fraught history. We want to uplift and give voice to work that offers the fullest expression of the many intersections of our identity and moves against the received narratives of our hospitality and resilience and makes space for our rage, our joy, our pleasure. We see the idea of Liwanag as not just a light, but a fire.

Some Guiding Questions to consider:
How and why has the Pilipinx identity evolved over time?
How has the Bay Area shaped your identity, aesthetics, and political beliefs as a Filipino/a/x
How has technology and print mediated identity formation via faster, more accessible modes of communication between Pilipinx people in the P.I. and across the diaspora  (i.e. video chat apps, email, messenger)
How does rage, joy, and pleasure manifest in Pilipinx expression?
How do we exist as Pilipinx people in this country alongside other BIPOC communities?
please note: We are not interested in work that is anti-indigenous, anti-Black, anti-woman, homophobic, transphobic, queerphobic or engages in cultural appropriation and explotation.

Submissions Guidelines:
Literary: Poetry (3 poems/5 pages) Fiction, Non-fiction, Scripts, Comics/Graphic Novels (5 pages max, excerpts will be accepted)
Visual Arts: 1-3 samples, 300 dpi min
Currently living in, originally from, or have deep connections to the San Francisco Bay Area

please email liwanaginfo@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns 

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