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|NBDB Book Club presents Venus in Orbit|
The NBDB Book Club and Bigkas Pilipinas present Venus in Orbit, a night of spoken word poetry and music by women on November 13, 9PM at Bacci Ristorante in Makati City.
For details, call Bacci at 828-2235. Entrance is free and there's an open mic session after the program.
|CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the NBDB Trust Fund Grant worth P200,000|
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is now accepting applications for grant for 2013.
Manuscript/s for books should contain any of the following topics:
1) Habitat Rehabilitation and Social Impacts;
2) A Novel or book-length literary work originally written in Cebuano; and
3) Documentation/codification of any traditional knowledge.
Applicants must register with NBDB, and are allowed to apply in one (1) category/subject area only. Deadline of submission of applications is on August 30, 2012.
The National Book Development Board is a government agency mandated to promote book readership and the development of the local book industry. The Filipino Authors’ Trust Fund was established last March 2009 by virtue of Republic Act 9521 which authorizes the creation of a ₱100-million trust fund under the NBDB to support and promote Filipino authorship and to complete local manuscripts or research works for publication, especially in Science and Technology and in subject areas where locally-authored books are either few or non-existent.
The first batch of grants in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) each was awarded to the following: Kasaysayan at Vulnerabilidad: Ang Kabihasnan at Lipunang Pilipino sa Harap ng Pananalanta ng Balang 1569-1949 by Ma. Florina Y. Orillos-Juan for Environment and Biodiversity Category; Traditional Medicine in Colonial Philippines, 16th to the 19th Centuries by Ma. Mercedes G. Planta for Health and Wellness Category; and The Siege of Fort Pillar by Antonio R. Enriquez for The Novel Category. The awarding ceremony was held during the Philippine Celebration of World Book and Copyright Day last April 22, 2012 at Planas Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City.
Below is a copy of the submission guidelines for grants from the National Book Development Trust Fund:
1. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors with
manuscripts for books with the following topics to apply for grants:
a. Habitat Rehabilitation and Social Impacts;
b. A Novel or book-length literary work originally written in Cebuano; and
c. Documentation/codification of any traditional knowledge.
All applicants must note the conditions provided for in Rule VI Section 3 of the
Implementing Rules and Guidelines of RA 9521 (go to www.nbdb.gov.ph for the
2. The deadline for the submission of proposals/applications for a grant shall be August
3. All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and
sequentially numbered pages in 8 1/2“ x 11” bond paper in triplicate copies. A
digital copy should also be included in the submission. The author’s name, address,
telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page.
Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.
a. The applicant’s curriculum vitae (in the case of a juridical entity, its SEC, BIR, DTI and/or CDA registrations, as may be applicable, and the curriculum vitas of the authors of the proposed project);
b. A sworn statement indicating that the applicant’s project is an original and unpublished work, and that the applicant has authored/produced the work;
c. A proposal on the project to be undertaken; and
d. Either of the following:
Triplicate copies and a digital copy of a draft equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the entire manuscript, research or multimedia work in progress; or
Triplicate copies and a digital of a draft of the manuscript, research or multimedia work to be rewritten or improved upon prior to publication (such as, but not limited to, a thesis or dissertation to be rewritten into book form).
4. Chosen authors will be given a grant of P200,000.00 each. Grantees will be announced on a suitable date chosen by the NBDB.
5. Should there be no manuscript of good quality as determined by constituted advisory committees on the chosen topics, the NBDB reserves the right not to award a grant to any applicant.
For further requirements, refer to the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9521 which may be downloaded from www.nbdb.gov.ph.
Download the National Book Development Trust Fund application form here