Filipino LGBT Europe is excited to launch its poetry writing contest. In celebration of the month of love, the inaugural edition of the competition centers on the theme: “Migrant Love”. 

The foundation will award three prizes to the winning poems. First prize is €75, second prize is €50, and third prize is €25.

Deadline of submission of entries is on 20 February 2022.

More information via this link: 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 23 February 2022.

The announcement of winners will be accompanied by readings by works of a featured Filipino writer currently living in Europe. 

This month’s featured writer is Nimruz De Castro, poet and fictionist.

Nimruz A. De Castro, poet and fictionist, is a recent resident of Amsterdam. He is yet to learn to properly ride a bike or swim. His works have appeared in digital and book format. He was a Best of the Net (Poetry, 2021) nominee.

You may view some of his works via the links below:

1. Likhaan: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature

2. 805 Lit+Art: Pride Issue 2021- Impersonal Tragedies 7

3. Lamyos: New LGBTQ Fiction from the Philippines

4. Expanded Field: mid-flight

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