Thursday, September 18, 2008
If you haven't had a chance to visit it recently, do take a look at the Dagmay web site. Currently featured is "Sapay Koma", the 3rd Prize winner for Essay in English during the last Palanca awards. "Sapay Koma" was written by Jhoanna Lynn Cruz and is a heartfelt account of her marriage.
Appearing this Sunday will be an excerpt of Mac Tiu's "Tsuru", which won 1st Prize in Short Story in Cebuano, also during the last Palanca awards.
I put up the Dagmay web site for the Davao Writers Guild last May, and since then it's been growing steadily. There are now over 150 entries in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (plus the occasional play and review) written by authors with some association to Mindanao.
The archives stretch back to last year, and while there are still some missing months (owing to lost electronic manuscripts), Dagmay is now a fairly accurate record of everything we've put out since May.
Traffic isn't all that great, but we're averaging around 60 visitors per day. Not bad, I think, for a small literary web site.
Oh, by the way, I'm also semi-permanent editor now, covering for the weeks when there is no assigned editor.