Tomás, the official double-blind peer-reviewed literary journal of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS), is now accepting contributions. This is open to all writers (not limited to Thomasians). The first regular issue is expected to come out in 2nd semester, AY 2024-2025.

  1. The following may be submitted for consideration: 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. Submissions may be in English or Filipino. 
  2. Each scholarly contribution must be accompanied by a 100-200 word abstract in English and three to four keywords. For literary contributions, the abstract may be a synopsis or a short description of the work. Thematic concerns and intentions may also be included. The keywords may include themes, genres, and other terms related to the work.
  3. All submissions must be in MS Word format, double-spaced, on an 8 1/2 x 11-inch bond paper. There should be a one-inch margin on all sides. The page number should be typed consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Arial and the font size should be 12. All submissions should not be more than 25 pages long.
  4. Works must be previously unpublished. All entries will undergo a double-blind peer review. Send your manuscripts to Please use the following format for the filename and e-mail subject line when sending your manuscripts: (SURNAME) (LANGUAGE) (GENRE) (TITLE OF WORK), e.g. Santos Filipino Poetry Ang Bundok Issue 3; Santos English Critical Essay An Analysis of Novel X.
  5. Submissions are accepted all year round.

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