Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Alley Cat Publications/ Pusang Kalye

An international web-based journal that currently accepts prose and poetry in English, Filipino, Spanish, and Zambal. It is based in the Philippines.

Alley Cat publishes two issues a year, January and July, and will archive back issues in the website.

General Guidelines
1) We accept previously unpublished work for consideration.
2) Simultaneous submissions are welcome, although we should be informed upon acceptance elsewhere.
3) We ask for one-time publication rights, with copyright reverting back to the contributor upon publication. In case, of republication, alley cat should be cited as first publisher. We reserve the right to re-publish your work in a future “Best Of” or print anthology.
4) We cannot pay you in this lifetime, however, we will do all we can to promote the works of our contributors in the News section of our website. In case of print publication, contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the issue.
5) We can only accept one submission per genre per author, however, you may submit to the other genres.
6) Our reply will take from 1-5 months depending on the number of submissions received.
7) Please write on subject line of your e-mail the genre to which you are submitting to ex. POETRY SUBMISSION.
8) Please include your bio and contact information.
9) No attachments please, except for art.
10) The deadline for submissions to the first issue is on DECEMBER 15, 2007.

General Editor- Dr. Efren Abueg
Managing Editor- Ayn Frances dela Cruz
Publisher- Francisco dela Cruz


Poetry- there is no theme, no word count, no form, you can send us haikus or narrative poems or lyric poems, or prose poems, or any combination of these just as long as they’re really good.
Send 2-10 poems in the body of an e-mail to alleycat_publications@yahoo.com.

Editor –Ricardo de Ungria (English)
Nestor Barco (Filipino)

Fiction- for fiction you can send flash fiction, fables, fairytales, graphic novels, or self-contained novel excerpts, again there is no theme, you can send us futuristic works or realist works just as long as they’re really good.
Send 1-5 stories in the body of an e-mail to alleycat_publications@yahoo.com

Editors- Eros Atalia and Enrique Villasis (Fantastic Fiction)

Creative non-fiction- we are looking for personal essays, autobiographies, memoirs, food essays, and any other non-fiction narratives that deal with your own life. Again, we are looking for high quality work.
Send 1-5 essays in the body of an e-mail to alleycat_publications@yahoo.com
Editor- Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz

Drama- we are looking for one-act plays or self-contained excerpts from full-length plays. We are especially on the look-out for zarswelas, street theatre, and balladic versions of plays.

Editor- Ronald Verzo

Theories/ Criticism

Poetics- we are looking for essays that deal with writing, whether poetry or prose; we would like essays to tackle any or all of the following: how it is written, how it is read, how it affects the lives of people. We are especially on the look-out for new theories on poetry, fiction, essay, theatre, and art.


Ecology- we are looking for essays that deal with the relationship of art and the environment and sustainable development. Examples would include environmental installation art or leaf art (which started in Japan) as a regular part of art instruction in schools, etc.

Editor- Kris Llanot Lacaba

Interviews- we are looking for memoirs or transcripts or literary essays of interviews with artists and how their art is read/ misread/ constructed, etc.

Editor- Maureen Gaddi dela Cruz

Cultural Criticism- we are looking for essays that deal about, well, practically anything. The whole world is your arena, whether it be politics, your lame right foot, or your neighbor who hallucinates and sees the ghost of Mozart or something. Yep, just as long as it deals with culture.

Editor- Alexander Martin Remollino

Art- there is no restriction and no format. Collages, photos, paintings, graffitis, T-shirt art, leaf art, and any other new kinds of art that we don’t know about. Enlighten us. Send us 1-10 slides in jpeg format.
Editor- Lirio Salvador

Spanish editor- Michael Francisco
Zambal editor- Amor dela Cruz

Cats- please send us vignettes, cat stories, drawings, cat graffiti, poems, factoids, myths about cats.


Alleycat is currently accepting poems for its poetry pamphlet series. Poetry pamphlets are an inexpensive way of publishing, distributing, promoting, and buying contemporary poetry. If chosen, we will publish the pamphlet in pdf. format. All rights revert to the authors.

1) Please send 10-20 poems.
2) The individual poems may be published but the pamphlet as a whole should not be published.
3) Include a table of contents, and acknowledgements page.

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Anonymous Chi from the Cool Clouds said...

Photos, stolen from Flickr....

2:31 AM  

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