About the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies
Tomás is the official double-blind peer-reviewed literary journal of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS).

Tomás publishes essays on literary criticism or literary history, poetics essays, the teaching of writing, and other similar topics; fiction (short stories, novel excerpts), a suite of five poems, creative nonfiction, or one-act plays.

For further information about Tomás, please send an email to ccwls@ust.edu.ph.


The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) is an integral part of the University of Santo Tomas, and committed to furthering the University’s objectives as a globally recognized Catholic institution of higher learning. The UST CCWLS envisions itself as an academy of letters, dedicated to the reaffirmation of the University’s important role in the nation’s literary history through the creation of a culture of literary excellence within the Thomasian community, and through the cultivation of an awareness of the University’s rich literary traditions.


As an academy of letters, the UST CCWLS’s specific mission is to gather within itself the best literary talents among the University’s faculty members, who will serve as a support group for each other, while nurturing younger writers and literary scholars. It will also be a showcase of the University’s gifted creative writers and literary scholars. The work done by the UST CCWLS will be the University’s contribution to the continuing development of Philippine literature.

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