Monday, February 8, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE -- Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of THE HALO-HALO REVIEW where we provide engagements with Filipin@ literature and authors through reviews and engagements, interviews and other prose. We hope readers, writers and publishers will continue to participate and share information about numerous Filipino authors and the wide variety of their writings. 

The Mangozine's Review Copy information is HERE; you are encouraged to fatten up the list as well as pick some to review! Submission deadline for the third issue has been set at July 15, 2016 (though I will take reviews sooner than the deadline if that is more convenient for the reviewers).

As well, send me links to reviews/engagements with Filipino literature! These links will be aggregated in various genre categories displayed HERE. Updating the genre categories with links will occur as information is received.

An interesting feature of The Mangozine is its putting online various Introductions, Prefaces, Afterwords and Authors' Notes to published books. The presented essays in Issues 1 and 2 corroborate the need for a journal like THE HALO-HALO REVIEW -- they highlight the uniqueness of English-language Filipino literature that cannot be subsumed in other categories like "Asian American" or "People of Color" literature. Feel free to suggest other books which may offer useful contributions that deserve to be republished online.

I also call out to readers to SHOW SOME LOVE TO A FILIPINO AUTHOR(S) by sharing statements as to why they love their writing.  All writing styles. You can focus on authors dead or alive, send as many statements as you are moved to write.  You can praise authors not already mentioned or still to be mentioned. You need not be a critic, writer, scholar or teacher (though all are welcome). You need only be a Reader. (Examples are available at Issue 1 and Issue 2).

The Mangozine is possible not only due to the volunteer efforts of our reviewers but also those who transcribe from written texts; for the latter service, we thank Cristina Querrer and Amy Pabalan for their help.

Finally, Jessica Hagedorn's lovely Introduction to THE ANCHORED ANGEL: Selected Writings by Jose Garcia Villa is featured in Issue 1.  Please note that the reprint permission expires Sept. 1, 2016.  You are encouraged to read it HERE while it's still available online.

All Best,

Eileen R. Tabios

Contact: galateaten at gmail dot com

Index (May it Grow!):
ISSUE 1, September 2015
ISSUE 2, February 2016

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