List Price: $4.99/around PhP 200
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
ISBN-13: 978-1482521955 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
BISAC: Poetry / General
A selection of poems by Filipino author Eliza Victoria.
Contains poems from the Palanca Award-winning collections, “Maps” and “Reportage”, as well as poems that have previously appeared in Room Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Stone Telling.
Once the poetry chapbook becomes available, you can order copies via Amazon.com, Amazon Europe, and the CreateSpace eStore.
Residents in the Philippines who want to order the chapbook can order copies from me directly to save on shipping costs and to avoid delays. While the overseas version uses a cover created on CreateSpace, the Philippine edition will feature a cover designed by Adam David. (
He’s working on it as I write!UPDATE: And it’s done! View it here.) The local edition will cost PhP 200, plus 50 to 100 for shipping. I’m sorry, but I can’t do meet-ups/pick-ups right now.
In the meantime, if you’d like to order the Philippine edition, please leave a comment below beginning with the word ORDER, followed by your first name and the number of copies you want to buy, so I can have a rough idea about the number of copies I will need to have ready locally. Please only leave an order comment if you seriously want to order a copy. My order will be dependent on the number of orders in the comments here. And yes, I’m talking to all two of you.
Further details on payment and shipment for local orders will be provided once the book is available (April at the latest). I’ll reach out to you, don’t worry.
Why go the self-publishing route? It’s fast, it gives the author complete control, and this is too small a book to peddle to traditional publishers. Poetry is vibrant in the small presses. More on this in later posts.
My thanks to Mina Esguerra for answering a question of mine early in the morning, and for her helpful posts about self-publishing. My thanks also to Adam David, and the other editors who first gave my poems a home.
And thanks to you, for reading, and I hope I can get your support for this little experiment of mine.