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I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan

“I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan” by Catherine Payne and John Payne II weaves together timeless lessons of patience, practice, and generational wisdom. 

Na'huyong: An Anthology of CHamoru Literature


Submission Deadline: December 31, 2022

The Na’huyong CHamoru Anthology Project is seeking creative writing by CHamoru authors from Guåhan, the Northern Marianas, and across the diaspora to be included in this first anthology of its kind. This collection will feature influential work from throughout the spectrum of CHamoru literary production, including new writing.

Submission Guidelines We are accepting various creative genres, including poetry, short stories, one-act plays, creative nonfiction, and excerpts from novels or memoirs.

Dry Nights

Dry Nights is a collection of poetry that author Pep Borja describes as “reflections about what it’s like to be close to someone.” The book is unapologetic in its ambiguity, intrigue, and powerful imagery of intimate and often-taboo subjects, including heartbreak, addiction, sensuality, and suicide.

The Properties of Perpetual Light

The Properties of Perpetual Light is an homage to the work of the activist-writer, which author Julian Aguon describes as “the work of bearing witness, wrestling with the questions of one’s day, telling children the truth.”


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