Milflores titles featured on Bookwatch

The National Book Development Board's Bookwatch magazine recently featured a couple of new Milflores titles.

Sawi: Funny Essays, Stories and Poems on All Kinds of Heartbreaks, edited by Ada J. Loredo, BJ A. Patiño, and Rica Bolipata-Santos. Milflores Publishing, Inc.

Readers, brokenhearted or not, will find delight in this bilingual collection of essays, poems and stories, which turned heartbreaks into the fascinating stuff of lighthearted, even uproariously hilarious literature.

From “Our Favorite List,” Bookwatch, Vol. 12, issue 1


Mga Kuwentong Paspasan and Very Short Stories for Harried Readers

For the attention-deficit readers of this generation, Milflores Publishing presents Mga Kuwentong Paspasan and Very Short Stories for Harried Readers, two volumes of a whopping 30 stories in Filipino and 41 in English.

Edited by Vicente Garcia Groyon, this anthology of very short stories features the best of today’s young writers. Be engaged in these 60-second gems while waiting in long queues or taking your morning MRT ride to the office. In one to three pages, the stories are complete. The stories may be over in just a few minutes, “but those minutes may linger in the reader’s mind forever.”

Mga Kuwentong Paspasan and Very Short Stories for Harried Readers are available in National Booktore for P250 and P290 respectively.

Beguiling Tales of Enchantment and Fantasy

Enter worlds magical, wild, twisted, and vibrant as Miflores Publishing gathers together twenty of our country’s most exciting young writers with their own modern versions of folk tales and fairy tales in Tales of Enchantment and Fantasy.

Edited by Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, this vibrant collection blends ancient lore and old legends with the surreal modern world resulting to a treasure trove of modern fantastic fables. The tales are sometimes humorous, some are scary, oftentimes weird but are all enchanting, weaving the old with the new, and invigorating our literature in their own spellbinding ways.

Plunge into different worlds from a de-familiarized world of call centers to the giddy realm of rock and roll, meet familiar and unfamiliar characters from the manananggal to the vampires to a gang of sinister blackbirds and a knife that believes its purpose is to be loved. This landmark collection proves just how rich our very own folktales are, made even more enthralling in the hands of our young talented writers. Marivi Soliven Blanco, FH Batacan, Andrea L. Peterson, Karl R. de Mesa, Carljoe Javier, Jose Claudio B. Guerrero, Romina M. Gonzalez, Anna Felicia Sanchez, Ian Rosales Casocot, Nikki Alfar, Dean Francis Alfar, Daryll Delgado, Vicente Garcia Groyon, Tara FT Sering, BJ A. Patiño, Cyan Abad-Jugo, Natasha Gamalinda, Samantha Echavez, Emil Flores, Gisela M. Gonzalez, all contributed to this fete of the surreal and the fantastic.

From “Hot Off the Press,” Bookwatch, Vol. 12, issue 1.

Posted on April 26, 2008