Jude Ortega has been a fellow for fiction at the 2016 UP National Writers Workshop and in five other writers workshops. His stories have appeared in Likhaan, Philippines Graphic, Expanded Horizons, and SanAg, among other venues. He divides his time between Senator Ninoy Aquino and Isulan, both in Sultan Kudarat Province.
M.J. Cagumbay Tumamac is a writer for children and reading advocate.
John Dominic Arellano is a certified public accountant and a passionate reader. He was born in Norala, South Cotabato, and raised in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. He currently resides in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
Kiel Mark Guerrero is from Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, and a third year computer science student at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in General Santos City.
Adonis Hornoz is currently teaching English and literature subjects at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University and pursuing his MA in English Language and Literature at Ateneo de Davao University. He is from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, and has been published in Eastlit.
Matt S. F. Jones was born and currently resides in England but grew up in Banga, South Cotabato. He writes random Hiligaynon stories while waiting for the bus that takes him to a job he hates.
Boon Kristoffer Lauw is a chemical engineer turned entrepreneur from General Santos City and is currently based in Quezon City. During his practice of profession at a beer-manufacturing plant last 2013, he began to pass graveyard shifts with random musings that eventually took form in writing – and, inevitably, stories.
Gian Carlo Licanda is a teacher of English-American Literature and Creative Writing at Colon National High School in Maasim, Sarangani Province. He’s currently taking up MAEd English at Holy Trinity College of General Santos City. He is a fellow during the 18th Ateneo de Davao University Summer Writers Workshop 2017. He blogs at The Spectacled Raconteur.
David Jayson Oquendo, from Polomolok, South Cotabato, has just graduated with a degree of electrical engineering from Mindanao State University in General Santos City. He is a former editor in chief of Bagwis, the official student publication.
Jonathan Susvilla has a degree in literature from Mindanao State University in General Santos City. He also earned units in economics at the University of the Philippines in Iloilo. Born in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, he now resides in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.