Pinoy Story Writing Contest

Thursday, September 17, 2009 Unknown 0 Comments

In Celebration of the 13th Philippine Book Development Month, the National Book Development Board brings you the Pinoy Story Writing Contest. Aspiring writers can submit in any of the 4 categories: Romance, Horror/Crime or Suspense, Chick Lit, or a collection of short stories or a novel. Each category winner will bring home P15,000 CASH and a chance for a publishing contract.


Contest Requirements:
  • Filipino citizens, eighteen (18) years old and above
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Categories
    • Tagalog/Filipino Romance
    • Horror/Crime or Suspense
    • Chick Lit in English
    • A collection of short stories or a novel in English, Filipino or any of the regional languages provided a translation in English or Filipino is provided
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Minimum of one hundred (100) pages letter-sized bond paper
    • Double-spaced
    • 12-pt font Arial, Times New Roman, Times, or Book Antiqua
    • The manuscript itself should not contain the author’s name or any identifying marks
  3. Submission Guidelines
    • Submit both print (in letter-sized bond paper) and digital format in MS Word (sent by email as an attachment or sent with the manuscript in a CD by post)
    • Download and complete the application form
    • Place everything inside a long brown envelope and label
        Submitted by: (name of author, address)

        National Book Development Board
        2nd Floor National Printing Office Building
        EDSA corner NIA Northside Road,
        Quezon City 1100

  4. One entry per author
  5. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission Deadline is on October 5, 2009 (5:00PM)

Contest Prize:
  • Category Winners will EACH get
    • P15,000 CASH
    • Possible publishing contract
  • CASH Prize and a chance for a publishing contract
  • No entry fee
  • Judges have the option to declare no winner
  • No online submission
  • Maximum of 1 entry
For more information, contact 926-8238 (Dianne of NBDB) or 892-1801 local 21 (Anne of FHL) or log on to