"The joy of writing. The power of preserving."


  • Tomás accepts submissions in English and Filipino from both local and foreign creative writers, translators, and scholars.
  • Critical essays submitted to Tomás must follow the MLA format. After the evaluation process, unless otherwise recommended by the double-blind peer reviewers to use a different documentation format, articles will be published following the MLA guidelines.
  • Every submission to Tomás is assumed to have not been previously published in a print or online literary or critical journal or anthology, and is not under consideration elsewhere for possible publication.
  • Plagiarism is the practice of copying the entirety or parts of someone else’s work and passing them as one’s own. If plagiarism is ascertained after publication, the work will be withdrawn or retracted, and the author banned from being published in future issues of the journal.
  • After the protocols of peer review and editing have been followed, the Issue and Managing Editors of Tomás may or may not ask the authors to review their contributions prior to publication due to time constraints.
  • Securing the publishing rights of all photos, images, or charts accompanying a creative or critical work is the responsibility of the author.


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