going to dumaguete in may: 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop Opens on May 11

Early in April I was invited by poet Ricky de Ungria, Silliman Workshop Director-in-Residence, to sit as a guest panelist for the second week of the upcoming 54th Silliman University National Writers Workshop. The Silliman Workshop is the oldest creative writing program in Asia. Many many thanks to Mr. De Ungria for the honor and opportunity. I will be heading to the warm south after climbing down from cool Baguio after the UP Workshop. I need to focus on improving my packing skills, obviously.

Below is the full announcement:

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Will Read for Feels’ ‘5 Filipino Speculative Fiction Authors to Watch’

Hands-down, one of our most prolific authors in the field is Eliza Victoria. Whether you crave science fiction, fantasy, or horror, Victoria has a story for you. She’s also written in a variety of formats, whether it’s short stories, novelettes, novella, poetry, and soon, comics. The only format that currently eludes her is the novel, but she has a large body of work to tide you over. It’s not just the sheer volume that makes Victoria stand out, but how consistent she delivers interesting and compelling stories.

Selected Bibliography:

A Bottle of Storm Clouds (Visprint/Flipside Publishing)
Project 17 (Visprint/Flipside Publishing)
Unseen Moon (Eliza Victoria)

From “Guest Post: 5 Filipino Speculative Fiction Authors to Watch” on Will Read for Feels. Thank you Charles Tan, Anne, Liana, and Marian! Please click through for more links and recommendations.

chasing tales vol. 1 on flipreads

Chasing Tales Vol. 1, which has my story “Fairy Tales”, is now available on Flipreads. Thanks MoarBooks for the opportunity! It was available in print for a short while — kindly contact MoarBooks on Facebook if you want to order print copies.

Chasing Tales, Volume 1: Fantasy Night features short stories and excerpts from the upcoming novels of Eliza Victoria, Carlo C. Flordeliza and Erika M. Carreon. Done in coordination with the Chasing Tales Speaker Series, these stories come in accompaniment of the first installment, Fantasy Night.

book giveaway for year’s best young adult speculative fiction 2013

Head over to Goodreads and enter to win a copy of the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013, which features a story of mine. This giveaway is run by Twelfth Planet Press, publisher of the anthology, and will end in 13 days — on April 28. Click and join now!

Please note (emphasis mine):

This book giveaway is open to members in the following countries: US, CA, GB, and AU.

Entry period begins on Mar 28, 2015 and ends on Apr 28, 2015

The author or publisher listing the giveaway is the sponsor, and if you win, they will receive your shipping address and they are responsible for shipping you the book. Goodreads is not a sponsor of the giveaway.

Winners are encouraged but not required to review the books they win. In compliance with FTC guidelines, if you review the book, please disclose in your review that you received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

going to baguio in may: fellows of the 54th UP National Writers Workshop announced

Excited to announce the good news that I am one of the Fellows for English of the 54th UP National Writers Workshop. As a UP alumna this makes me extremely happy. And nervous! But mostly happy. It should be a fun week in May in one of my favorite cities, talking about writing and reading. Love love love.

54th UPNWW Fellows


The Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing (UP ICW) announces the fellows to the 54th UP National Writers Workshop to be held from 10-17 May in Baguio City. The fellows, associates, advisers of the UP ICW selected twelve writers in mid-career to participate in the annual workshop. Heading this year’s workshop is award-winning writer and UP ICW Associate Prof. Luna Sicat Cleto.

This year’s fellows for English are Armida Mabitad Azada, Gutierrez M. Mangansakan II, Isidro T. Marinay, Benedict Bautista Parfan, Charlie Samuya Veric, and Eliza Victoria. The fellows for Filipino are Jack A. Alvarez, Kristoffer Brugada, Resty Cena, Segundo D. Matias Jr., Rhoderick V. Nuncio, and Will P. Ortiz.

The Advisers, Fellows, and Associates of the UP ICW will comprise the workshop panel. They are National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, Gémino H. Abad, Jose Y. Dalisay Jr., Charlson Ong, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, J. Neil Garcia, Jun Cruz Reyes, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr., Rosario Cruz Lucero, Eugene Y. Evasco, Isabela Banzon Mooney, and Acting UP ICW Director Rolando B. Tolentino.

Unlike most national writers workshops, the UP National Writers Workshop is only for advanced writers. The UP ICW is the lone institution that holds a workshop of this kind in the country. The current workshop format was borne out of the need to address the dearth of venues for writers in mid-career to exchange ideas on their craft and their current literary projects. Prior to the new format, the UP ICW has held the annual UP National Writers Workshop for the country’s most promising beginning writers since the 1960s. Through the years other writing centers of other universities have instituted their own workshops for beginning writers, thus freeing the UP ICW to address other concerns.

‘fast food fiction delivery’ delivered

On Saturday, we attended the launch of Fast Food Fiction Delivery at Powerbooks Greenbelt, organized by Anvil. We got there right on time and was happy to see a huge crowd. We’re used to twiddling our thumbs while waiting for seats to fill up during book launches, so it was a nice surprise. (But then, as editor Noelle pointed out, there were 68 authors in the anthology.)

Fast Food Fiction Delivery is a collection of short short stories (around 500 words). The launch featured readings, cold cuts, cheese, wine (see how I went straight to food). It was great to meet up and chat with writers and friends. Thanks to all who dropped by, and thanks to Noelle and Mookie for including my story.

My story in the book is called “Stories from the City”. Consider picking up the collection if you’re looking for quick reads.

Fast Food Fiction Delivery launch

Fast Food Fiction Delivery launch

Fast Food Fiction Delivery launch

Fast Food Fiction Delivery launch

Fast Food Fiction Delivery launch