Submission Guidelines

Anyone from SOCCSKSARGEN Region, Cotabato City, and Maguindanao Province may submit.

We prefer works that are set in or about the places stated above.

We accept all kinds of literary works.

The work may be in any language spoken in the places stated above. If the language is non-English and non-Filipino, we prefer the work to have an English or Filipino translation.

The work should be in Microsoft Word. For the filename, use “CLJ,” the genre, your family name, and the title of the work, all separated by commas (for example: CLJ, Poetry, Dela Cruz, Halin sa Akon).

Send your work as an attachment to The subject should be the same as the filename, and include a bionote of no more than three hundred words in the cover letter.

Please give us four to eight weeks to read your submission. If we have not contacted you after that period, you may submit your work elsewhere.

The editors of this journal work for free, and we are currently unable to pay our contributors.


Formatting and Style Guide

The page should have one-inch margins on all sides, the font should be twelve-point Times New Roman, and the lines should be single-spaced.

The beginning of each paragraph should be indented. There should be no line space between paragraphs.

Spaces in poems should be as how you want the poems to appear on the website.

The format of plays should not be tabular, and there should be no line spaces within the dialogue.

Periods and commas should precede quotation marks.

Use double quotation marks for dialogue.

For works that are written in English, non-English words should be set in italics in the first instance. For works that are written in Philippine languages, English words need not be set in italics.

Use American spelling instead of British spelling.