For your pre-Christmas edition of our link round-up, we’ve got a site launch, writing tidbits and a smattering of history:
- The official Estranghero Press website is now up and running (although parts remain, as per internet tradition, “under construction”).
Books and the Writing Craft:
- Speaking of Estranghero Press, here are a few interesting posts from Joey Nacino’s blog, one on local monsters, and another on the inclusion of an editor’s own story in his/her anthology (the latter with bonus flame-y flavor in the comments, if that floats your boat).
- Mitali Perkins on why she writes multicultural books. (Via Stacy Whitman)
- For essay writers, poets and artists, there’s a call for submissions for Duguang Lupa, a chapbook of reactions to the Ampatuan Massacre. (via PGS)
- “In the Nick of Time” a free Holiday Sampler put together by J.C. Hutchins with excerpts from a dozen new novels and nonfiction books by authors such as Laurell Hamilton, Cory Doctorow and Joseph Finder. (via Tor.com)
- The 43rd Bookworms Carnival covering books on/related to mythology (we contributed our post on Anvil’s Treasury of Stories)
- The Apex Book of World SF (which includes a story by Dean Alfar) is available for the Kindle, and for free worldwide shipping in dead-tree form. (via World SF News Blog)
- Elbert Or had some thoughts on TEDxManila (you can see more coverage at the TEDxManila Blog).
- The Second San Pablo Comic Festival in Pictures. (via Komikero)
Historical Documents: (via Filipiniana.net)
- Text of a Petition for the Pardon of Jose Rizal (written by his mother)
- Text of the first editorial of La Solidaridad
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