Write for My Special Valentine

Be part of our family of successful Romance Writers!

Bookware Publishing Corporation is inviting everyone who is interested in becoming a part of our stable of successful romance writers to send in their manuscripts for evaluation.

You could be the next best-selling romance writer in the Philippines. So start a rewarding career in writing NOW.

Number of pages: 96-98 pages
Font: Preferably Courier New, size 11. In the absence of this font, please use a plain font like Times New Roman. Manuscript must be double-spaced.
Margin: One inch on all sides
Number of chapters: Maximum of 10 chapters
Additional notes: Kindly add a teaser or synopsis of the novel. You may submit it in hard copy (printed) personally, send it through courier or e-mail it to us. Your manuscript will be subject for evaluation for three weeks. After such period, you may call us to follow up the result.

You may send in your manuscripts in two ways:

  • By mail or by personal delivery, send it to:
    BOOKWARE PUBLISHING CORPORATION
    Unit 301 3rd Floor Rizalina 2 Annex Building
    1677 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

For inquiries and other concerns, please call or text (02) 986-7179, (02) 415-7448, +63920-5581299, or send an email to manuscripts@bookwarepublishing.com.

Click on the link to see instruction at the Bookware site.

UPDATED on February 29, 2016

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59 Responses to Write for My Special Valentine

  1. sherlyn tarog says:

    godbless and mre blssng 2 cme

  2. Elise says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Silver Joy says:

    Hi! I Elise.. I want to ask for help.. I want to be one of your writer and but all I only know is to write. I have a lot of ideas regarding on how to write new love stories but I have no Idea what a manuscript really mean. I know how to use Microsoft word but I dont know what’s the meaning of double spaced and how to do it.. Please help me.

    Thanks!

  4. Elise says:

    Hi, Silver Joy. Having a story is a very good start. The manuscript’s formatting is only secondary, in my opinion. If you know how to type and how to use Word then you’re half-way there.

    Double space only means that there are lines between your lines, literally. Check below.

    This block of text is single-spaced.
    This block of text is single-spaced.
    This block of text is single-spaced.

    This block of text is double-spaced.

    This block of text is double-spaced.

    This block of text is double-spaced.

    Check this link out. This will give you instructions on how to format your document (meaning double space your text).

    Let me know if you have any more problems πŸ™‚

  5. grace says:

    may no. of chapters ba dapat?

  6. Elise says:

    Kung gaano karaming chapters ang kaya mong pagkasyahin sa 96 to 98 pages basta 10 to 12 pages ang maximum per chapter.

    UPDATE: Checked the website. Maximum of 10 chapters daw po.

  7. tiff says:

    Hi elise..ask ko lang kung ano’ng font size at font style ang gagamitin?saka ilang chapters?thanks..

  8. Elise says:

    Hi, Tiff! Preferably Courier New, size 11. Kung walang Courier New, Times New Roman. Maximum of 10 chapters daw pala. Good luck sa ms! πŸ™‚

  9. marianna ruiz says:

    hi miss elise! isa po ako sa mga madaming tanong sayo dun sa dati mong website regarding how to submit ms etc.big help po talaga mga answers/encouragements mo, kaya thanks a lot po. ayun, released na po yung isang ms ko (race for your love ang title). god bless you more at sana marami pang kagaya ko na aspiring (pero mga kulang ang confidence) na writer ang ma-inspire nyo πŸ™‚

  10. Elise says:

    Oh, my God! Congrats!!! Kinilig naman ako na nakatulong ako sa ‘yo! Congratulations sa book and sa next books mo pa! Please allow me to be proud! haha You are very welcome and God bless din! Here’s to a successful career πŸ˜€

  11. Charlene says:

    I have a question po. Allowed po ba ang student na kagaya ko? And if allowed po, paano po yung sa resume ko? Thank you po.

  12. Elise says:

    Hi, Charlene! Opo, allowed ang students. Sa resume naman, kahit wala ka pang work experience na ilagay, okay lang. Kahit ilista mo lang ang shool/mga schooks na pinapasukan mo πŸ™‚

  13. Norien says:

    Hi! Miss Elise may natapos na po akong love story nais ko pong e send ito sa inyo as long as mabuti na ang signal sa lugar namin, if not through courier na lang po. tanong ko lang if ever hindi magustuhan yong gawa ko, is it possible na ma enhance pa iyon at ipasa uli sa inyo? thank you po.

  14. Elise says:

    Hi, Norien! Ako kasi kapag nagpasa ako ng MS, minsan may gusto akong ayusin so sinasabi ko sa editor ko. I think puwede naman pero as much as possible siyempre, ayos na dapat ang MS mo bago mo ipasa. You can always ask to revise, of course, lalo na kung talagang ikagaganda ng MS mo. Congrats on finishing your story! Pasa mo na πŸ™‚

  15. Casper says:

    Hi Ms. Elise… hindi ko pa natry magbasa ng novel mo pero pakiramdam ko idol na kita. Ikaw yata ang pinakasikat na writer ng MSV. Palagi ko ngang tinitingnan ‘yong fb mo para ma-inspired akong tapusin ‘yong story ko. πŸ™‚

  16. Elise says:

    Hi, Casper! Naku, di naman ako ang pinakasikat hahaha si Dior Madrigal ‘yun ^_^ And thank you naman sa sinabi mo. Sana, if ever makabasa ka na ng sinulat ko, di ka naman ma-disappoint hehe I’m glad na-iinspire kitang matapos ang story mo! Go go go lang! I hope nakakatulong ako. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  17. Casper says:

    For sure, hindi ako madi-disappoint, Ms. Elise kasi previews pa lang ang ganda na, eh what more pa ‘yong buong k’wento… πŸ™‚ doon sa store na pinupuntahan ko, sa books section, mga libro mo ‘yong naka-front.

  18. Elise says:

    Aww thank you ^_^ sana nga if ever hehe. Saka baka ako kasi ‘yung latest release nila kaya ako ang naka-front d’un wehehe

  19. Justine says:

    hi, miss elise! ask lang po ako if ano yung paper size dapat para sa isusulat if ever gusto ko magpasa. hindi ko po kasi alam eh. thank you po!

  20. summer says:

    Hi! Elise, I just wanted to ask kung nagkakaroon ba kayo sa MSV ng free writing Seminar for aspirant writer like us? If meron pano namin malalaman. Pero kung wala man, sana magkaroon. Thanks πŸ™‚

  21. Elise says:

    Hi, Summer! May mga writing workshops naman ang MSV pero I think by invitation sila, para sa mga writers na nag-submit na ng mga manuscripts sa MSV. Not necessarily published authors na o ‘yung mga matagal nang nagsusulat, pwedeng new authors and aspiring authors. Pero ‘yun nga, by invitation kasi ‘yun sa pagkakaalam ko. I’ll ask kung may plan silang mag-conduct ng workshop πŸ™‚ Thanks din!

  22. Elise says:

    Hi, Justine! Short bond paper, ‘yung 8.5″ by 11″ πŸ™‚

  23. Nerizza says:

    Hi miss Elise… ask ko lang po sana kung possible na magpass ng manuscript for MSV After Dark kahit wala pang manuscripts na naipass? Ano po ba difference sa pages nun at sa regular na MSV manuscripts? Mas makapal po kasi yung mga MSV After Dark eh kaya po nacurious ako kung ano page limit nun. πŸ™‚ Thanks po!

  24. Elise says:

    Hi, Nerizza! Pwede namang mag-pass ng MS for After Dark. 192 pages siya, doble ng regular MSV manuscript. Mga 40K to 43K words. Go lang! Sumbit ka na hehe good luck!

  25. Nerizza says:

    Haha! Makukulta po pala utak ko jan sa MSV After Dark. Ang daming pages! Yun nga pong 96-98 eh medyo nahihirapan ako dahil usually hanggang 80+ pages lang ako. Ask ko rin po pala. Kasi po yung 96-98 pages po na manuscript eh 19k-22k po di ba? paano po pag di ka pa nakaabot ng 96-98 pages pero quota ka na sa words? ano po susundin? yun po kasi pinoproblema ko ngayon kaya di ko maipasa yung manuscript. Ayaw ko naman pong parang nadadrag na lang yung kwento.

  26. Elise says:

    Pwede mo nang ipasa yun πŸ™‚ minsan kasi yung 19K words, ok na siya kapag na-layout na. Wag pilitin kung talagang ok na XD go! Ipasa na yan!

  27. Nerizza says:

    Naglakas loob na nga po akong magpasa… XD salamat po! sobrang nakatulong po talaga kayo sa akin… πŸ™‚

  28. Nerizza says:

    ang totoo nga po niyan eh umabot siya ng 98 pages at 22k+ words… XD

  29. Elise says:

    Uy good luck sa MS! Balitaan mo ako kung may result na ha! Yey! πŸ˜€

  30. Nerizza says:

    haha! sige po… why not? hehehe

  31. Justine says:

    Thanks for the info, Miss Elise!

  32. Justine says:

    Hi, Miss elise! Nandito na naman po ako at magtatanong na naman. Medyo ignorante lang po kasi ako, eh. Ano ba example ng resume. First time ko mag-try mag-send ng MS, eh. At saka, wala pa akong alam dyan kasi highschool pa lang ako. hehe

  33. Elise says:

    Hehe no problem. Marami ring nagtatanong sakin tungkol sa resume eh hehe

    Tingnan mo tong link na to: http://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Resume

    Since HS ka pa lang, wag mo na muna lagyan ng employment history. Lista mo lang muna mga schools na pinasukan mo including the one you’re currently attending.

    Good luck sa MS!

  34. Justine says:

    Thank you po, Miss Elise!

  35. cecilia says:

    hi po,
    tumatanggap pa po ba ng manuscripts hanggang ngayon? thanks in advance!

  36. Elise says:

    Opo, welcome na welcome po ang mga manuscripts πŸ™‚

  37. cecilia says:

    thank you po! πŸ˜€

  38. agape says:

    Hi po! May tanong po ako about the process. I submitted a manu and the staff said accepted na po I just need to revise a little bit. What is the next step? It’s my first time and I’m pretty lost. I hope you can help me Ms. Elise.

    also po, will it be published as is or will somebody edit it further? Thank you!

  39. Elise says:

    Hi! Did they tell you kung ano po ang kailangan niyo i-revise? If ever, follow na lang po ang guidelines for revision, kung may points po silang ibinigay then resubmit.

    Somebody will check it po for grammar and spelling pero kung ano po ang ipinasa ninyo, usually ganun na siyang lalabas sa book πŸ™‚ Congrats for having your manuscript accepted!

  40. Vanessa says:

    Hi Miss Elise. May tanong lang po sana ako about submitting a manuscript. Required po ba for first timers na between 96-98 pages lang. Meron po kasi akong story na may kahabaan. Pakiramdam ko po medyo kasinghaba nung mga duets na pocketbook ng MSV. Saka, ilang words po yung teaser or synopsis? Okay lang po bang gumamit ng pen name? Pwede ko na po ba isama yung pen name sa MS na ipapasa ko kung sakali? Okay lang po ba kung ipasa ko thru email lahat (MS, Teaser or Synopsis, and Resume). Pasensiya na po sa madaming tanong ma’am. Sana po matulungan ninyo ako. Thank you po.

  41. Elise says:

    Hi, Vanessa! Antay natin ang reply ng assistant editor namin ha πŸ™‚ tinanong ko na sa kanya ‘yung tungkol sa Premium pero feeling ko naman p’wede kang mag-submit kahit first time mo pa lang. ‘Yung teaser/synopsis, wala naman siyang naka-set na number of words so ok lang kahit maiksi lang. P’wede gumamit ng pen name. Isama mo na sa MS mo ‘pag submit mo, okay lang ‘yun. And yes po, mas okay nga pong ipasa thru e-mail. Update na lang kita kapag nag-reply na ang AE namin ha! Thanks πŸ™‚

  42. Vanessa says:

    Thank you po Miss Elise. πŸ™‚

  43. Miss Elise, paano kapag first time pa lang po magpasa ng MS? tapos wala pa pong work experience? student pa lang po kasi ako.. gusto ko po kasing magpasa kaya ano pong ilalagay ko sa resume ko?

  44. Elise Estrella says:

    Hi, Nikki πŸ™‚ Okay lang ‘yun. ‘Wag mo nang lagyan ng work experience kung wala pa. Ilagay mo na lang ‘yung info mo, name, address, phone number/s, e-mail add, saka ‘yung mga schools kung saan ka nag-aral/nag-aaral πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  45. Salamat po sa inyo. Salamat din po sa pag-momotivate sa mga aspiring writers!

  46. Elise Estrella says:

    Awww. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Let me know kung may questions ka pa.

  47. Ann says:

    Hello po Ms Elise. Gusto ko talagang makapagwrite ng story since mga 2 years ago pa kaso lang I stopped. Noon pong naguumpisa kayo, Gaano po katagal kayo inabot before matapos? kung nareject etc hehe. Im just curious. And also tips and advice for people like me please! Thank you po

  48. Elise Estrella says:

    Hi! Sorry ang tagal na pala itong comment mo, ngayon ko lang nabasa. Anyway, hindi ko na maalala kung gaano ko katagal sinulat ‘yung first novel ko. Pero ngayon on average, a novel can take as short as three days to as long as years hehe pero mga one or two weeks, kayang magtapos ng novel ^_^ Sa rejection, depende kasi kung bakit nare-reject ang novel. It could be because sobrang cliche na siya or wala nang bagong nangyari sa story, or it was poorly written… gan’un. And tips? Naku, I think the best thing for you to do is to start writing again, promise! hehe kasi practice definitely makes… hindi man perfect pero better. Kailangan mong i-practice ‘yung craft mo para mas maging maganda siya ^_^ And also, love your work. Love your characters. Kapag love mo sila, lalabas ‘yun sa sinusulat mo and mahahalata ‘yun ng readers. They’ll most likely love your story too.

    Ayun, hope it helps! Kung may question ka pa, let me know ^_^ And good luck on your writing!

  49. emalepehmz says:

    hi..ask ko lang po kung pwede pa po bang magpasa ng manuscript na minsan ko nang ipinasa sa isang publishing house pero rejected,at hindi ko na nakuha yung haed copy pero siyempre may original copy ako,handwritten ko po,,

  50. Elise Estrella says:

    Opo, pwede pong magpasa ng manuscript na nai-pass na sa ibang publisher basta po hindi siya approved d’un at hindi po nila binili ang rights to publish your story. Pwede po ba ninyo i-encode ang manuscript ninyo? Para po i-e-mail na lang ninyo sa Bookware.

  51. emalep says:

    tnx..cge po i-encode ko po yun..

  52. Elise Estrella says:

    Okay po! And good luck! ^_^

  53. jaira says:

    Hello po open pa po ba hanggNg ngayon ang magpass po ng manuscript?

  54. Elise Estrella says:

    Naku sorry! Ngayon ko lang na-check ang blog pero I think nasagot na kita sa FB ^_^ Good luck ulit!

  55. Jaiza Marie says:

    Hi Ms. Elise, nais ko po sana magsubmit ng first book ko. Nainspired po kasi ako sa mga nababasa ong pocketbook at isa na po don ang MY SPECIAL VALENTINE. Gusto ko po kasi maging writer ngunit wala pa po akong work experience pero I want to be part of your team at gusto ko pong maenhance ang mga ideas o sa pagsusulat ng iba’t ibang stories. πŸ™‚ Thak you po and nga po pala idol ko po kayong writer. Marami na po akong nabasang books niyo since highschool pa ako. πŸ™‚

  56. Elise Estrella says:

    Hi, Jaiza! Salamat! Oo, mag-submit ka lang ng book πŸ™‚ Kaya mo ‘yan! Thank you rin! I’m really glad na na-inspire kita. Salamat sa pagbasa ng books ko! ^_^

  57. Mik says:

    Hello po. Are you still accepting manuscripts? Romance lang po talaga ang genre na pwede? Mine is Mystery/Thriller po pero may halong romance naman and published in Wattpad. I’m thinking of submitting it to your publishing house. I am hoping for your reply soon. Thank you!

  58. Elise Estrella says:

    Hi! Sorry late reply. Yes po, nag-aaccept sila ng manuscripts. Okay lang naman po kung mystery/thriller basta may halong romance so puwede po mag-submit sa kanila. Kapag from Wattpad po, okay lang din po na mas mahaba kaysa sa 98 pages. Send na lang po ninyo sa email provided ‘yung manuscript. Good luck!

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