Let's win the 5000 pounds
The deadline for the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition for the Short Story and for Poetry is fast approaching, and I have this idea. What if we, Filipino writers, make it our collective goal as a writing community to win the top prize of 5000 pounds for each category? If we see this competition as a team effort, then we can draw inspiration and encouragement from each other, and the goal would seem more within reach for everyone.
Moreover, one of the more noble motivations for us, aside from winning the large prize, is that Philippine literature will shine brighter in the literary firmament and might provide more opportunites to the Filipino writers at large.
We may start with this blog entry or another thread to update ourselves with our efforts.