New Philippines Fiction Webzine Launched!
Usok is a new quarterly web-based magazine of Speculative Fiction by Filipino authors, whether based in the Philippines or abroad. It is published by Rocket Kapre Books, and edited by Paolo Gabriel V. Chikiamco.
The publisher says:
We believe that Filipino SF writers have something unique to bring to the genre table. Usok is our small way of helping out by providing both a regular market for their short fiction, and giving these stories wide distribution by making them available for free online.
Our submission guidelines can be found here.
You can send your queries and comments to usok[dot]zine[at]gmail[dot]com
From the introduction:
As for Philippine Speculative Fiction, works of the fantastic penned by Filipinos are making their way into local bookstores and international publications, and gaining accolades in the process. Online distribution (written and audio) also provides an opportunity for a story to reach a wider audience than has ever before been possible.
It’s a good time to be a Filipino Spec Fic author… and that makes it a good time to start a Filipino Spec Fic Magazine.
Usok is my attempt to provide a home for quality short fiction, quality speculative fiction, quality Filipino fiction. Thank you for joining me for the beginning of what I hope will be a long, joyous, journey. That’s also the loose theme of our first issue–beginnings.
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