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Sands & Coral Pandemonium Issue Invites Sillimanian Entries

by Mary Reyshel Repe | October 20, 2022

Co-editors, Isabel Torres and Pia Villareal, encouraged Sillimanians to join Sands and Coral’s Pandemonium’s collection of works through fiction and essay writing competitions as they focus on rebuilding its legacy after the pandemic.

“We opted to do these competitions to incentivize Sillimanians to be part of Sands and Coral. We hope to revive the literary journal to its former glory as a literary journal made by the Silliman collective for the Silliman collective,” said Villareal.

Torres said that its current theme, ‘Hope, Transformation and Rebuilding after the Pandemic,’ is a reflection of the current reality of everyone emerging from the pandemic with strength and hope for better times.

“Our personal reckonings with those two long years of isolation fuelled the stories we are ready to tell,” said Torres. “Sillimanians play a great role in this literary issue because it is their stories that are prioritized on the pages of Sands and Coral.”

The Sands and Coral writing competitions started last Oct. 6 and will end by Oct. 24. Interested literary artists will have a chance of winning a spot in the Pandemonium Issue–the Second Chapter through two competitions, Fiction Writing and Essay Writing, along with prize money for the top three entries.

Anyone interested in contributing to their issue can send their submissions to

The submission details are through the following links.

Fiction Writing –

Essay Writing –


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