Submission Guidelines

Vox Populi PH is a Philippine-based online magazine and review. It aims to normalize critical writing and criticism in the 21st century. Vox Populi PH also aims to amplify the voice of the unheard through writing.

Vox Populi PH accepts works of fiction (short story, poetry, flash fiction), non-fiction (personal essay, memoir), features, journalistic pieces, academic pieces, and review (book, movie, film, etc.).

Submitted works will grant first local serial rights to Vox Populi PH. Copyright remains to the author/s upon publication. Concurrent submissions are permissible, with updated information if the said piece is accepted first somewhere else.

Submissions are always open. Vox Populi PH allows a rolling deadline for all genres.

Vox Populi PH is led by an organization of young writers who want to create new, critical spaces for literature, analysis, and community journalism for readers of all ages in the Philippines. With this, we cannot provide proper compensation for accepted contributions. However, the author/s will be provided with a feature from Vox Populi’s platform (Official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

In the probable digital publication, the approved author/s will receive a complimentary copy in digital form (PDF and EPUB). Writing tokens (pens and notebooks) will be delivered to our consistent contributors.

Email Details

Send all submissions to editors@voxpopuliph.com with the subject line: VOX POPULI PH / TITLE / GENRE / AUTHOR’S FULL NAME. (Example: VOX POPULI PH / PARA SA PILIPINAS / TULA / JUAN DELA CRUZ)

Include in 60 words or more the author’s bionote, attaching the said note on the email’s main body.

Emails for approval or rejection will be provided as soon as the proper review is provided by Vox Populi’s pool of consultants. Revision may be required for several submissions. Critiques and revisions from the consultants are not obliged.

Languages

Vox Populi PH accepts submissions in Filipino and English. Submissions in regional languages and dialects are also accepted, provided that the author’s translation (in English or Filipino) is available.

Submission Requirements

Vox Populi PH’s submissions are open to Filipino (locally and internationally). We encourage submissions from the youth sector (students, youth organizers, community journalists, campus journalists, etc.)

Essays

Our publication accepts essays in fiction and non-fiction. Journalistic and academic essays are allowed as well. Experimental, non-conventional proses are also welcomed.

For essays, submissions are allowed with a minimum of the 750-word count, and a maximum of 5000 words are allowed.

Author/s may accompany photographs and artwork towards their submission. Photos must be sent in JPEG or PNG format.

Send in DOCX or DOC format. Accompanied photos must be sent separately.

Fiction

Vox Populi PH accepts any work of fiction. A suite of flash fictions, novel chapters, children’s fiction, short story, and another form of fiction are encouraged.

For flash fiction, 3–5 flash fiction pieces (150–400 words each) are allowed.

For a portion of a novel, a maximum of 8,000 words are allowed.

For children’s fiction, 750–1,500 words are allowed.

Author/s may accompany photographs and artwork towards their submission. Photos must be sent in JPEG or PNG format.

Send in DOCX or DOC format. Accompanied photos must be sent separately.

Poetry

Poetry submissions can be submitted in a piece or in a suite of 3–5 poems. Artistic poetry (shape poetry, blackout poetry, and the likes) are not allowed due to Medium’s limited interface.

Author/s may accompany photographs and artwork towards their submission. Photos must be sent in JPEG or PNG format.

Send in DOCX or DOC format. Accompanied photos must be sent separately.

YouthTalks!

Vox Populi PH is looking for insightful, funny, and entertaining takes by the youth and about the youth. We are accepting features, essays, and commentaries in Filipino and English.

Minimum of 700 words, maximum of 2000 words. Personal essays are also accepted.

Photographs and other accompanying images are accepted, as long as you own the copyright to these images.

Vox Speaks

Vox Populi PH encourages features from our local readership. Email us your ideas, input, and/or suggestions, and we’ll provide quick feedback if we can run it on our publication.

Vox Confessions

Vox Populi ensures to provide a space for our young (even young at heart) readers to voice their emotions (and ideas, too!) Send your confessions on our provided link: http://bit.ly/VoxPopuliConfessions.