Awards & Recognitions

2009

  • “An Abduction by Mermaids.” Finalist, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2009.
  • “Reportage.” 2nd Prize, 59th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Poetry Category, 2009.
  • “Jeremy’s Magic Well.” Winner, Gig Book Storywriting Contest, 2009.
  • Lower Myths: Two Stories. Winner, Pinoy Story Writing Contest (Horror/Crime, Suspense Category), 2009.

2010

  • “Reunion.” First Place, Short Story Category, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2010.

2011

  • “Variations on the Expulsion from Eden.” Finalist, Poetry Category, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2011.
  • “Maps.” First Prize, 61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Poetry Category, 2011.

2012

2013

  • “Siren Song.” Honorable Mention for Best Horror of the Year (Vol. 5), 2013.
  • Nominee, Short Story Anthology and Novel in English, 2013 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. (A Bottle of Storm Clouds and The Viewless Dark)

2014

  • Nominee, Fiction in English and Fiction Anthology, 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. (Project 17 and Unseen Moon)
  • Finalist, Juan C. Laya Prize for Best Novel in a Foreign Language, 33rd National Book Awards. (Project 17)
  • “Dan’s Dreams.” Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, 2014.

2015

  • Fellow, 54th UP National Writers Workshop, May 2015. (Read her poetics.)
  • Guest Panelist, 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop, May 2015.
  • “Stargazing.” Nominated by Southern Pacific Review for the Best of the Net 2015.
  • Nominee, Fiction in English, 2015 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. (Dwellers)
  • Winner, Best Novel in English, 34th National Book Awards. (Dwellers)

2016

  • Panelist, Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (Speculative Fiction), October 2016.

2017

  • Finalist, Best Novel in English, 36th National Book Awards. (Wounded Little Gods)
  • Finalist, Best Graphic Novel, 36th National Book Awards. (After Lambana)
  • Guest Panelist, 4th Filipino-American International Book Festival, San Francisco Public Library. (San Francisco, CA)
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