About Us


Are you a writer—aspiring, practicing, experienced?
 
Do you have a finished manuscript waiting to see the light of day? 
A poem lying idle in your chest? 
A story in search of the elusive ending? 
A novel with chapters yet to be written? 
An unfinished graphic novel (komiks)?  
Unproduced movie script, stage play or radio play?
 
Or are you an avid reader of other people’s literary and creative works? 
Are you into critiquing and evaluating such works? Making positive, constructive and encouraging comments? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WELCOME TO BOOKLAT!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Booklat is a domain where creative and literary people—writers and readers—meet and interact with one another. It provides the creative atmosphere for writers and readers to freely discuss certain issues on and about writing: characterization, voice, structure, plot, and more! It is because here at Booklat, we strongly believe that a creative exchange of ideas can bring positive results: issues are resolved, creative juices are unleashed, the writing job is done, the manuscript is finished and, ultimately, the work sees the light of day.

From writers, we accept literary and creative works—any genre; either in Tagalog, English or Taglish; any topic; unedited or in progress—which we categorize according to type of work and genre, and deliver to the reading public. We don’t impose boundaries, restrictions, rules on such works.

We enjoin visitors to read the works and leave comments and suggestions. We encourage a healthy and fruitful connection. We like everyone to interact accordingly.

 

OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES: HOW BOOKLAT WORKS

Booklat works this way:

The Booklat  Web site invites and enjoins writers to send in their works for consideration for online publishing in the Web site. Works can be:

in any genre (romance, drama, comedy, action, horror, suspense-thriller, etc.)

in Tagalog, English or Taglish

in any type, form or category (prose—novel, short story, novella; poetry; verse; teleplay; screenplay; stage play; radio play; graphic novel script; essay; features article; storyline; concept; any writing that has creative and/or literary merit)

A work should be the original creative/literary work of the writer. It should not have been previously published in print.

A work can already be full or complete, unfinished, or in progress.

Based on the feedback, with regard to a full or complete work, the work may be considered for print publication.

Regarding an unfinished work or a work in progress, the writer may revise, rewrite, continue or finish his or her work based on the comments and feedback by readers; after which the completed work is uploaded again to generate comments and feedback by readers—until such time it achieves the potential for print publication.

Regarding storylines and concepts, the writer may begin his/her writing project based on the comments and feedback by readers; after which the work—full, unfinished, in progress—will be uploaded again on the site to generate comments and feedback by readers—until such time it achieves the potential for print publication.

 

LIVE THE WRITING AND READING LIFE!