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Heads up Filipino writers, poets, illustrators, photographers, storytellers, artists—basically, anyone doing creative work that can be translated into a book page. Here’s a project you may want to join.

A book about what’s it like to be a Filipino at present is being crowd-sourced right this minute. There is space for at least 100 submissions (read: 100 submissions is only the minimum!)

Because we feel like millennials must figure heavily in this project, MB Life highly, highly encourages Filipino millennials to participate! Your voices must be heard, yo.

The target release date of the book? Independence Day, June 12, 2017.

The crowd-sourced book will be edited by AA Patawaran, lifestyle editor of Manila Bulletin, and whose only request is for you to “write it from the heart, write it from deep in your soul, and let your voice be heard (or read), your voice, not anyone else’s.”

Below are the requirements:

  • A limit of 1,000 words for written works.
  • All written submissions must be in English, because “this book must tell our story to the world”
  • All visual submissions must be translatable to a book page
  • Open only to Filipinos, but of all ages
  • Written works must be submitted in a word document, artworks in JPEG.
  • Include a 300-word biography with contact information
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Email to panorama [at] mb [dot] com [dot] ph

[h/t Manila Bulletin]

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