The world keeps shapeshifting. The piano keys you left one Sunday afternoon is now broken and out of tune. The strings are covered with dust and rust and with silence—a prolonged shutting of the mouth. But do not be mistaken, silence does not equate to tranquil. The desire to rise from the ashes of the past has manifested in the back of our youths’ throats. Now, more than ever, these voices are eager to be plucked again and have a meaning in the current world.
Submissions are now open! 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝: 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟓 – 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝟏𝟓
For the 21st anniversary of Immanuel United Methodist Church –La Union (HIRAYA ISSUE 2, 2022), Hiraya looks for submissions from fresh voices that shakes our soul, make us cry and feel your heartaches; works that take risks and bold and quiet. Tell us about how you rise from the depths, your fears. Show us your faithfulness, discipleship and obedience—your unending love to the one who governs us all.
We are currently accepting poetry, prose, novel excerpts, script and plays, devotionals & reflections, and art submissions for our next issue (print) and Namnama Series (online).
"Death chases my elusive tail; I run Onward to the glorious sun; I lay on the grass, mind at ease, Making sweet memories around fruit trees. Twirl and leap in places so evergreen; For life is birth, however you mean."