CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) is a landmark project of the NBDB which provides an avenue for book publishing industry stakeholders to discuss developments and issues in literature. Writers, illustrators, publishers, readers, teachers, students, and other stakeholders will discuss topics such as literature, writing and illustration crafts, translations, reading programs, and readership, among others.

What’s in store for participants?

Celebrating its 12th year, the festival will be held virtually and will feature literary conversations, bookshop tours, book launchings, and literary performances.

Literary Conversation is a series of NBDB videos that celebrates literature through discourse on issues, opportunities, and trends in different genres such as drama, graphic literature, nonfiction, novel, poetry, and short story. The proposals will have to focus on literature but can relate the discussions to different topics such as architecture, book communities/clubs, cinema, climate change/environment, editing, food, gender sensitivity, health, history, libraries, music, philosophy, reading programs/advocacies, romance, sports, translation, travel, and visual arts.

Also part of the PILF are bookshop tours and book launchings. Bookshop tours will feature micro and small bookshops across the Philippines to showcase their book collections. Book launchings and discussions will feature newly released Filipiniana titles published by local and international publishers.

Literary performances, such as spoken word poetry, performance poetry, script/comics/fiction readings, comic strip illustration, storytelling, puppetry, and other literary performances will also take place at the festival this year.

After the sessions, the videos and live discussions will be uploaded on NBDB’s official Youtube channel to serve as online resources for book publishing industry professionals, teachers, students, and readers. To give you ideas about the featured topics in previous festivals, you can view the full-length videos and highlights here: https://tinyurl.com/dq2iaykv.

Call for Submissions

The specific guidelines for each segment can be found in the following google form links of call for submissions with different deadlines of submission of proposals:

 
 • Bookshop tours: https://tinyurl.com/245o8s9k March 7, 2021, Sunday at 5PM
 • Literary conversations: https://tinyurl.com/ymvtgzle March 28, 2021, Sunday at 5PM
 • Literary performances: https://tinyurl.com/4cnantr3 April 11, 2021, Sunday at 5PM
 • Book launchings and discussions: https://tinyurl.com/1jluava0 April 26, 2021, Monday at 5PM
 

Pre-registration

PILF is free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is required for each panel session and live discussion. The pre-registration link will be provided in April.

For updates on the event, please visit our website at www.booksphilippines.gov.ph or Facebook page at facebook.com/nbdb.phil. You may also contact Ms. Kathrine Dean via email at litfest@nbdb.gov.ph for other queries.



CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON BOOKSHOP TOURS

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, will hold the Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) virtually on May 24-28, 2021. Part of the festival is a Bookshop Tour that will feature micro and small bookshops across the Philippines to showcase their book collections.

Below are the submission guidelines:

    • Eligible participants: Micro (with 1 to 9 employees) and small bookshops (with 10 to 99 employees) that are NBDB-registered.
    • Submission: All interested bookshops must fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/245o8s9k.
    • Content: Take note of the following bookshop information needed in the google form:
      • Name of the Proponent Bookshop Owner:
      • Bionote of the Proponent Bookshop Owner:

           Questions for the owner

        • Name of Bookshop:
        • Complete Address:
        • Date established:
        • Founders and/or Owners:
        • Genres of books being sold:
        • Non-book items being sold (if any):
        • Regular Operating Hours:
        • Operating hours during the pandemic:
        • Website/social media pages:
        • Online sites where you sell books (if applicable):
        • Logo (in jpg/png/pdf):
        • Email address for sales inquiries:
        • Contact number for sales inquiries:
        • Why did you establish your bookshop?
        • What is your bookshop’s mission or purpose?
        • What is the tagline of your bookshop (if any)?
        • Trivia about the name of the bookshop
        • Other trivia/fun fact/awards that might interest readers:
        • How do you differentiate your bookshop from others?
        • Who are your usual customers?
        • What are the different activities that you hold in your bookshop to engage your community?
        • How do you promote readership in your community?
        • What are your top-selling books in the past 12 months (enumerate 5-10 books)?
        • What are your most recent titles available in your bookshop?
        • What are your highly recommended titles?
        • How are your sales before and after the pandemic?
        • What are the challenges you are currently facing?
        • How can your community support your bookshop

           Questions for the customers

        • What do you like the most about the bookshop?
        • How frequently do you visit the bookshop?
        • What are some of the titles that you have purchased from the bookshop?

           Question for the employees

          • What are the most fun and exciting part of working in your bookshop?

 

  • Bookshop Owner: The bookshop owner must accomplish this proposal; select and coordinate with an interviewer and the NBDB-assigned videographer.
  • Interviewer: The proposal must include the name of the interviewer who will facilitate the interview during the video shooting and the online feature.
  • Videographer and Editor: The videographer and editor will be hired and assigned by the NBDB.
  • Deadline of submissions: The deadline for submission of the proposal is on March 7, 2021, Sunday at 5PM.
  • Letter of acceptance: The NBDB will review the submitted proposals and send letters of acceptance on or before March 11, 2021, Thursday.
  • Video Shooting and Documentation: The video shooting will be from April 5 to 25, 2021 to produce a 20 to 30-minute video.
  • Online feature: The bookshop owners and interviewers must be available virtually for the online feature which is estimated to last for about 2 hours (including the bookshop tour video presentation) scheduled tentatively on May 24-28, 2021.
  • Honorarium: The bookshop owners and interviewers during the online discussion will be given an honorarium as an appreciation for the time and effort to be part of the festival.

Further queries may be communicated to Ms. Kathrine Dean via email at litfest@nbdb.gov.ph or mobile number 09552030600.



CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS ON LITERARY CONVERSATIONS

The Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) is a landmark project of the NBDB which provides an avenue for book publishing industry stakeholders to discuss developments and issues in literature. Writers, illustrators, publishers, readers, teachers, students, and other stakeholders will discuss topics such as literature, writing and illustration crafts, translations, reading programs, and readership, among others. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival will be held virtually and will feature literary conversations, bookshop tours, book launchings, and literary performances.

Literary Conversation is a series of NBDB videos that celebrates literature through discourse on issues, opportunities, and trends in different genres such as drama, graphic literature, nonfiction, novel, poetry, and short story. The proposals will have to focus on literature but can relate the discussions to different topics such as architecture, book communities/clubs, cinema, climate change/environment, editing, food, gender sensitivity, health, history, libraries, music, philosophy, reading programs/advocacies, romance, sports, translation, travel, and visual arts.

Below are the submission guidelines:

  • Eligible participants: Individuals and organizations
  • Number of speakers: Each panel must be composed of 3 members, wherein 1 member will be the moderator or interviewer who will facilitate the discussion during the pre-recorded video and online feature.
  • Panel discussion format: Proposals must be in the form of an interview or a conversation.
  • Abstract: Submissions must include an abstract (200-250 words) written in a style that is accessible to the general public. Abstracts (and the panel discussions) must be in English or Filipino.
  • Submissions: All proposals from interested individuals or organizations must be submitted by filling out this form: https://tinyurl.com/ymvtgzle. Multiple submissions are allowed (1 proposal = 1 google form filled-out).
  • Deadline of submissions of proposals: The deadline for submission of proposals is on March 28, 2021, Sunday at 5PM.
  • Letter of acceptance: The NBDB will screen the proposals and send letters of acceptance on or before April 12, 2021.
  • Video recording: Upon receiving the letter of acceptance, speakers can start video-recording their panel discussion. The total length of the pre-recorded videos for the whole panel should be 30 to 45 minutes in HD format. The video should be ready for presentation upon submission to NBDB. NBDB will not edit the contents of the video except for length and clarity.
  • Deadline of submission of videos: Submission of videos to NBDB is on May 2, 2021, Sunday at 5PM.
  • Online discussion: Speakers and moderators must be available virtually for the online discussion portion which is estimated to last for about 2 hours (including the video presentation) scheduled tentatively on May 24-28, 2021.
  • Honorarium: Resource speakers shall be paid an honorarium as an appreciation for the time and effort to be part of the panel discussion.

Further queries may be communicated to Ms. Kathrine Dean via email at litfest@nbdb.gov.ph or mobile number 09552030600.



CALL FOR LITERARY PERFORMANCES

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, will hold the Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) on May 27-28, 2021. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival will be held virtually and will feature literary performances.

Below are the submission guidelines:

  • Eligible participants: Spoken word poets, performance poets, actors, voice actors, comics illustrators, storytellers, puppeteers, and other literary performers.
  • Submission: Literary performances must showcase Filipiniana works in Filipino or English. All interested performers must be submitted by filling out this form: https://tinyurl.com/4cnantr3. Multiple submissions are allowed (1 submission = 1 google form filled-up).
  • Content: Kindly provide the title of the Filipiniana work and the description of your performance, a 3-5 sentence description written in Filipino or English.
  • Pre-recorded video: All pre-recorded literary performances must be submitted in HD format. Submit one video per Filipiniana work. The video should be ready for presentation during the festival in May. NBDB will not edit the video upon submission.
  • Literary Forms: The number of performers and the total length of the pre-recorded videos will vary as follows:
 
Literary form No. of performers Length of video in minutes
 Spoken word poetry, performance poetry 1-3 3-6
 Script/comics/fiction reading 1-4 5-10
 Comic strip Illustrations 1 5-10
 Storytelling or puppetry 1-4 5-10
 
  • Deadline of submissions: The deadline for submission of videos is on April 11, 2021, Sunday at 5PM.
  • Letter of acceptance: The NBDB will screen the submitted pre-recorded videos and send letters of acceptance on or before April 26, 2021, Monday.
  • Online feature: Performers must be available virtually for the online feature which is estimated to last about an hour (including the video presentation) scheduled tentatively on May 24-28, 2021.
  • Honorarium: Performers shall be paid an honorarium as an appreciation for the time and effort to be part of the festival.

Further queries may be communicated to Ms. Kathrine Dean via email at litfest@nbdb.gov.ph or mobile number 09552030600.



CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON BOOK LAUNCHINGS AND DISCUSSIONS

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, will hold the Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) on May 24-28, 2021. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival will be held virtually and will feature newly released Filipiniana titles published by local and international publishers.

Below are the submission guidelines:

    • Eligible participants: Authors and publishers (including independent publishers and local and international publishers) with 2021 titles to be launched.
    • Submission: All interested authors and publishers must fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/1jluava0. Multiple submissions are allowed (1 submission = 1 google form filled-up with attached recorded video).
    • Content: Take note of the following basic information and book details to be mentioned and questions to be answered for inclusion in the recorded book launching video:Basic Information and Book Details
        • Title of the Filipiniana book
        • Book cover (image files or pdf)
        • Name of Author/s
        • Name of Illustrator (if any)
        • Summary/Blurb/Review (if any):
        • Name of Publisher:
        • Date published
        • Price of the book
        • Where to purchase:
        • Contact information for inquiries


      Questions to be answered:

        • What is the main topic and/or theme of this book?
        • Why is this book important or what is the relevance of this book?
        • Tell us some interesting facts about this book.
        • Are there challenges in writing this book?
        • What are the other things that you want to mention or say about this book?

 

  • Recorded video: The total length of the recorded book launching video should be 3 to 5 minutes in HD format. Only one book should be featured per video. The video should be ready for presentation during the festival in May. NBDB will not edit the video upon submission.
  • Deadline of submissions: The deadline for submission of the recorded video is on April 26, 2021, Monday at 5PM.
  • Letter of acceptance: The NBDB will review the submitted videos and send letters of acceptance on or before May 10, 2021, Monday.
  • Online feature: Authors and/or publishers must be available virtually for the online feature which is estimated to last for up to 2 hours (including the book launching video presentations) scheduled tentatively on May 24-28, 2021.
  • Honorarium: The authors during the book discussion will be given an honorarium as an appreciation for the time and effort to be part of the festival.

Further queries may be communicated to Ms. Kathrine Dean via email at litfest@nbdb.gov.ph or mobile number 09552030600.