8Letters Bookstore and Publishing continues to shape the Philippine literary scene by publishing 50+ books this April LitFest. The 8Letters LitFest, held every April annually, started more than five years ago with the aim of gathering and promoting Filipino writers.
Legends and Zodiacs Anthology
Cris Santos headed the Chinese Anthology that includes fourteen Filipino writers. Legends and Zodiacs consists of 7 titles that entail characters from the Chinese zodiac.
Author List for Legends and Zodiacs:
- Vol 1: Jamie Manuel & Paolo Anhelo S. Pena
- Vol 2: Seannie Trisha Bartolata & Arnold Tristan Buenaflor
- Vol 3: Shierney Ann P. Reterta & Nasyer Dacaynos
- Vol 4: Fred Figueroa & Ricco Del Rosario
- Vol 5: Ellane Jaegar & Julienne Pal Loreto
- Vol 6: Otome & Carla Arquita
- Vol 7: Daniel De Guzman & Rachel Joyce Magcamit
Last January, like every first month of the year, the 31Letters Challenge was in full blast, with 50+ writers completing the challenge. The challenge was to write every day for the whole month of January to encourage writers to build healthy habits. This resulted in 33 new titles, with the majority genre being prose and poetry, followed by short stories collection.
On top of that, over fifteen titles will come from the call for submission and self-publishing. Here’s the complete list:
- The Dark is Waiting to Sing by the Filipino Writers
- Name Your Fist After Tenderness by Admer Balingan
- Performances in My Head by Dianne Pingalo
- A Brave Heart’s Sonata by Anj Morales
- January Again by Justine Dane Masim
- My Last Star by Diyosa Mamita
- To Those Who Are Standing on the Edge, Breathe by Ronald Fernandez
- Tinig ng Tagasunod by Michelle Donato
- Biringan Treasure by Kris S. Alarde
- Kindred Chronicles Between Two Worlds by D.A. Chan
- She Lies in Wait by Marius N.D.
- Love, Emma by Emma Sarcol
- From Rock Bottom to Becoming a Warrior – A Journey to Healing and Recovery| Novie Ada B. Urbis
- Britalya by Jeng Guansing-De Dios
- Inidoro by Jrald Luces
- Paper Cranes by Alvin Cruz
- Thesis It by Jasmine Malinao and Richelle Ann Juayong
All of the above titles are now available for pre-order here: www.8lettersbooks.com/shop.
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