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OUR OWN VOICE
Literary Ezine for Filipinos in the Diaspora
THE IVY TERASAKA SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Ivy Terasaka was an emerging writer. For a short while, she was a familiar face and voice at various Singapore literary events. Ivy set up a website where some of her short stories appear along with a few of her ruminations she shared with family and friends. Her immense satisfaction in being part of her children's growing years is evident in the photographs she included in the site. In late 2003, Ivy discovered Our Own Voice and submitted a short story. We published The Last Time I Saw Nanay posthumously. To honor her dream of being a writer, we name this annual competition in her memory.
Short Stories must reflect the Filipino experience.
R U L E S
· Format: Word document FILE ATTACHMENT
· TWO TITLE PAGES - One with the author's name, the other WITHOUT the author's name
· Total word count: 3,000 - 5,000 words
· Only UNPUBLISHED works will be considered
· Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Subject heading: "Ivy Terasaka Short Story Competition."
LIMIT one story per author. Multiple submissions are not allowed.
All submissions will be acknowledged.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 25, 2005
First Prize U.S. $100.00 and A COPY of Our Own Voice Literary / Arts Journal (2003)
Second Prize U.S. $50 and A COPY of Our Own Voice Literary / Arts Journal (2003)
Third Prizes (two) U.S. $25 and A COPY of Our Own Voice Literary / Arts Journal (2003)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS will be in the November 2005 issue of Our Own Voice online http://oovrag.com/~oov. The First and Second Prize short stories will be featured in the November 2005 issue; Our Own Voice reserves the option to feature the Third Prize short stories in future online issues.
Members of THE EDITORIAL STAFF of Our Own Voice are ineligible to enter the competition.