PLURAL publishes two issues a year

Issue 06 – July 2017

7 Fiction | 5 Essays
Art by AK Ocol

ISSUE 05 – Oct 2016

8 Prose
Art by Liana Maris

ISSUE 04 – Feb 2016

11 Fiction | 4 Essays
Art by Arabella Paner

ISSUE 03 – June 2015

9 Fiction | 4 Essays
Art by Daniel Estropia

ISSUE 02 – Oct 2014

9 Fiction | 2 Essays
Art by Trizha Ko

ISSUE 01 – Feb 2014

7 Fiction | 3 Essays | 1 Criticism
Art by Kevin Roque

7 Fiction | 5 Essays | Art by AK Ocol


PLURAL is an online journal that caters to fiction, essay, and criticism geared towards prose.
Push the boundaries of prose, or tease at its edges.

Through PLURAL, we aim to provide a venue for writers to showcase their prose. We welcome writing that, whether it concerns itself with realism, genre fiction, or hybrid forms, exhibits a contemporary sensibility. By this we mean stories that are unafraid of reworking familiar narratives and perspectives that are both grounded and progressive. Push the boundaries of prose, or tease at its edges.

We are PLURAL.


The people behind PLURAL
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Co-founder, Editor
Carlo Flordeliza was a fellow of the Iyas Creative Writing Workshop in 2008 and the Silliman University National Writer’s Workshop in 2010. He is currently the lead for Digital Strategy and Data Analytics at Evident Communications and a faculty member of Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts department, where he teaches fiction and creative writing.
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Co-founder, Editor
Erika Carreon earned her Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila, where she teaches introduction to art and literature general education courses. She is currently the managing editor of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance.
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Neobie Gonzalez received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from De La Salle University – Manila, where she was awarded Outstanding Thesis for her fiction collection. Her essay Voices from the Village (2013) won a Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature.
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Lystra Aranal is the 2012-2013 Fiction Fellow for the DLSU CLA-RAS and BNSCWC Mini-Grant Recipient for Creative Writing at De La Salle University-Manila. Her short stories and one-act play have won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
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Wina Puangco writes fiction. Her work has appeared in Driftwood Press, Plural Online Prose Journal, TAYO Literary Magazine and the Southern Pacific Review, among others. She has published two chapbooks of short stories, Paperweight and The Elements. In 2012, she won 3rd place at the De LaSalle Literary Awards for short fiction.
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Layout Artist
July Amarillo is an essay collection away from completing her MFA degree in Creative Writing at De La Salle University-Manila. She’s also a layout designer whose most recent works include zines, online journals, and poetry books.

Submission Guidelines

PLURAL is looking for new writing, particularly fiction, essay, and literary criticism. We welcome original and previously unpublished manuscripts ranging from short stories to novel excerpts.