Awards

  • “Sugar Pi.” 3rd Prize, 11th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Awards, Short Story Category, 2005.
  • “A Narrative of Political Striptease.” Grand Prize, 1st Alpha Phi Omega Student Essay-Writing Contest, 2007.
  • “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.
  • “Reunion.” First Place, Short Story Category, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2010.
  • “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.
  • “Prayer.” Nominated by Stone Telling for the Pushcart Prize, 2012.
  • “Jeremy’s Magic Well.” Nominated by Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation Inc. for the National Children’s Book Awards, 2012.
  • “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)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Panelist, Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (Speculative Fiction), October 2016.