a new anthology for philippine mythology.
“…though the body of tales being produced today remains small, the tales themselves are extraordinarily varied.”
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo.
As children, we listened with wonder and terror at the stories of the duwende (trickster dwarves who dwell in the darkest woods), the manananggal (the self-segmenting viscera sucker whose favorite dish is newborn babies) and many, many other forest deities, witches, mermaids, and creatures of the night. For some of us, these were the first stories we encountered.
The Kuwento for Lost Things anthology seeks to spotlight poets and writers’ renderings of Philippine mythology, including creation stories, mythical beings and animals, gods and heroes, folktales, folk sayings and songs, alamat (legend), and epics.
To find out more and to submit to our anthology, please visit: here.
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The Editors of KL
Rachelle Cruz & Melissa Sipin