Apex Book of World SF Interview Series #8: Dean Francis Alfar
Growing up, there was a dearth of spec fic written by Filipino authors. During that time, realism was valued more. I decided that I would attempt to write the kinds of stories I wanted to read. Eventually, I was able to get my stories published in various venues. I thought that if I could do it, then so could other Filipino writers, especially the younger ones. I put together an annual anthology and put forth a call for submissions. To my delight, stories came in from across the archipelago. That’s how I began editing speculative fiction. “Philippine Speculative Fiction” will have its 5th volume out next year. – read the rest of the interview.
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