The Hunger out soon!

Verity La‘s inaugural anthology will be out very soon, in time for the brand new website next week! The Hunger, full of poignant words and stunning creativity! Just look at the roll call of artists in it (and, humbly, I’m in the thick of it)! Here’s the first promo thingo for the PDF!


eating a ripe mango

How do you eat a ripe mango?

‘it’s a chore to eat a ripe mango’ appears in Pencilled In Issue 3: Food, translated from the original Filipino (Tagalog) piece, ‘mahirap kainin, hinog na mangga’. This is a second thought to the translated piece.

Issue #3: Mementos – Call for Submissions

Thrilled to guest-edit Pink Cover Zine Issue #3 on the theme of ‘Mementos‘ (thanks, Sam Trayhurn). Get those submissions in!

Pink Cover Zine

Pink Cover Zine, Issue #3: Mementos

Guest Editor: Ramon Loyola

One quiet evening you will return

To join your elders speaking

Of Freedom hanging in the sky, and

Inspired, you will relate on wings

Of such eloquence the burden of a dream

– From Myths for a Wilderness, Tiang Hong Ee

We all have dreams, but, for many, dreams aren’t free. They come with the price of leaving something behind. Whether it is a person, a special object, a piece of childhood nostalgia, a ritual, a language, or a sense of self: the things we miss leave a lasting imprint. Sometimes, we stuff special items into the inside pockets of suitcases, or wear them like talismans to be carried across lands and passed down through generations. We take what we can, and we cling to these items as we start anew.

In this special issue of Pink Cover Zine

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