Send in your masterpiece: Deadline for the 67th Palanca Awards is on Apr 30

Time to dust of your manuscripts. PHOTO: Pexels

Looking for something to add something to your résumé? How does a Palanca Award sound?

You have until Apr 30 to write, edit, revise and send in your best literary composition. Make sure to follow the contest rules if you want a chance at winning.

This year’s competition includes the novel and the nobela categories, which only open every two years.

For the English division, the categories are short story, short story for children, essay, poetry, poetry written for children, one-act play, and full-length play.

For the Filipino division, the categories are maikling kuwento, maikling kuwentong pambata, sanaysay, tula, tulang para sa mga bata, dulang may isang yugto, dulang ganap ang haba, and dulang pampelikula. 

There are also categories in Ilokano, Hiligaynon and Cebuano.

How to send the entires? Offical contest rules and forms are available at the Carlos Palanca website. You may also e-mail them at for more information.

Good luck, writers!

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