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Eliza Victoria was born in 1986. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications based in the Philippines and abroad, most recently in High Chair, elimae, The Pedestal Magazine, Expanded Horizons, Philippine Speculative Fiction V, and Usok #2. Her children’s book, Jeremy’s Magic Well, is one of the ten winning stories of the Gig Book story-writing contest and is now available from GASFI. She received a Palanca award in 2009 for her poetry collection, “Reportage”. In 2010, her short story, “Reunion“, won the grand prize in the Short Story category of the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards. Visit her blog, or follow her on Twitter.

Birthday:: Nov. 1, 1986

Favorite Genres::
horror, crime/mystery/suspense, fantasy, science fiction


Currently Reading

Body of Work

List as of December 2010. Check this link for updates.


  • “Gutôm” and “Oda sa Hilera ng mga Naka-rolyong Beinte Pesos sa Salamin ng Jeep”, Sitting Amok XIV, University of the Philippines Quill Literary Folio, 2005.
  • “Storytellers“, elimae, August 15, 2009.
  • “News About the End of the World”, The Houston Literary Review, September 2009.
  • “Cliffhangers”, Philippines Free Press, October 2009.
  • “Dreams After the Storm”, Ruin and Resolve, December 2009.
  • “Reportage”, Philippines Graphic, January 18, 2010.
  • “Sodom Gomorrah“, Writers’ Bloc, February 13, 2010.
  • “Night: Notes“, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, February 21, 2010.
  • “Tour Guide”, Philippines Free Press, April 10, 2010.
  • “Day: Notes“, High Chair, May 24, 2010
  • Variations on the Expulsion from Eden“, elimae, August 2, 2010.
  • Maps“, Pedestal Magazine, August 21, 2010.
  • “Bath Time”, The Houston Literary Review, November 2010.

Short Stories

  • “An Italian Dish”, Story Philippines, August 2007.
  • “Caramel”, Philippines Graphic, 20 August 2007.
  • “Two Daughters”, Philippines Graphic, 1 October 2007.
  • “Ida”, Philippines Graphic, 28 January 2008.
  • “War-torn”, Philippines Graphic, 5 May 2008. (link)
  • “An Abduction by Mermaids”, Philippines Free Press, April 26, 2008.
  • “Incidental Light”, Philippines Free Press, January 3, 2009. (Reprinted by Basement Stories, October 2010. link.)
  • “Parallel”, Philippine Speculative Fiction IV, February 28, 2009. (Reprinted by Expanded Horizons, November 3, 2010. link.)
  • “Night Out“, Expanded Horizons, May 31, 2009.
  • “Earthset”, Philippines Graphic, June 15, 2009.
  • “Hotel“, Philippines Graphic, August 24, 2009.
  • “Reunion”, Philippines Free Press, September 12, 2009.
  • The Just World of Helena Jimenez“, The Farthest Shore: Fantasy from the Philippines, October 2, 2009.
  • “I Am the City“, Expanded Horizons, November 3, 2009.
  • “Sand, Crushed Shells, Chicken Feathers”, Philippines Free Press, March 22, 2010.
  • “Salot“, Demons of the New Year, March 24, 2010.
  • “Once They Were Gods“, Expanded Horizons, April 1, 2010.
  • “Monsters”, Philippine Speculative Fiction V, April 24, 2010.
  • “Brothers”, Cantaraville (Issue Ten), April 2010.
  • “Jeremy’s Magic Well”, Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. July 2010. Illustrated by Ray Nazarene Sunga.
  • Elsewhere”, Usok #2, November 3, 2010.
  • “December”. StoryQuarterly, forthcoming.

Flash Fiction

  • “Once, in a small town”, Very Short Stories for Harried Readers, a Milflores flash fiction anthology, 2007.


  • “(Re)Gaming Life“, Philippine Online Chronicles: Pinoy Pop, May 5, 2010.
  • “Online Publications: Who Benefits?“, Philippine Online Chronicles: Pinoy Pop, May 12, 2010.
  • “Genre Lures: Tell-Tale Heart, Monkey’s Paw, The Lottery“, Philippine Online Chronicles: Pinoy Pop, June 1, 2010.
  • “Genre Lures: Horror as a Launch Pad“, Philippine Online Chronicles: Pinoy Pop, June 1, 2010.



  • “Sugar Pi”, 3rd Prize, 11th Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Literary Awards, Short Story Category, 2005.
  • “A Narrative of Political Striptease“, Grand Prize, 1st Alpha Phi Omega Student Essay-Writing Contest, 2007.
  • “An Abduction by Mermaids”, Finalist, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2009.
  • “Reportage“, 2nd Prize, 59th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Poetry Category, 2009.
  • “Jeremy’s Magic Well”, Winner, Gig Book Storywriting Contest, 2009.
  • Lower Myths: Two Stories, Winner, Pinoy Story Writing Contest (Horror/Crime, Suspense Category), 2009.
  • “Reunion“, First Place, Short Story Category, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, 2010.

Samples of Work

[See hyperlinks in "Body of Work" section]

Interviews / News

  • Rocket Kapre interview here, regarding “The Just World of Helena Jimenez”. (October 7, 2009)
  • Stone Telling #2 Roundtable (December 2009)
  • Usok #2 Interview here (January 2010).

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