The Antithesis Collective is a fledgling publishing group that yearns to put out kick-ass books woven by the imagination of local writers. We are here to give awesome, deserving and aspiring-to-be-published writers a fighting chance to share their characters, stories and ideas to people (like us) who welcome new characters and stories as if they are long lost college buddies who unexpectedly showed up on their doorsteps with a couple of six packs and chips.
UNDER THE STORM

UNDER THE STORM

The Filipino is NOT a theory. We must weather these storms. The Antithesis Collective Publishing Co. (TAC) is proud to announce its partnership with .MOV for UNDER THE STORM: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry. Under The Storm is a compilation of 150 poems from an eclectic mix of poets....
The Pinky Promise

The Pinky Promise

A simple question – If you were to lose one of your fingers, which would it be? We’re not soothsayers or psychics but something tells us that you’d choose the diminutive pinky finger because it doesn’t seem to have that many duties & responsibilities. Think about it, you can go...
Launched!

Launched!

We officially launched The Antithesis Collective Publishing Co. last Saturday, April 9, at the Schizo Art Café and our happy hormones are still shoulder-thumping us from what we concluded as a rather successful launch. The adrenaline high from talking in front of people about something we’re passionate about, regardless if...
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The Writing Mixtape

The Writing Mixtape

Do you remember your first foray into writing? I do – not because it’s memorable, but because it’s a funny story. It happened sometime in August 1995, I was in Grade 4 and I dreaded going to my Home Economics subject because I didn’t make my project for the nth time. I remembered feigning constipation...
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns is about two women, Mariam and Laila, who live in Afghanistan and whose lives become entangled because of the war. The former is from an impoverished family born out of wedlock and was sold to a shoemaker to be his bride. The latter is from a middle class family,...
Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami

Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami

My personal fixation with characters who form a story from the white walls of his/her broken, self-absorbed, protagonist bubble is at its highest when I am in my most hormonally imbalanced state. These past few weeks, seeing that my hormones are at a riot, I grew quite fond of the book Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami....
Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (edited by Isagani R. Cruz)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (edited by Isagani R. Cruz)

So what’s your favorite book? That’s one of the hardest questions to answer. I can’t choose just one – besides, majority of my books are short story collections, not really novels and novellas. I am torn between The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: An Anthology of Fiction in English (edited by Isagani...
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Personally, I treat books like they’re friends. I mean, they keep me from slipping into a coma due to boredom on a regular basis, plus they take me to real and imaginary places (all expense paid, no passport required). Actually, that’s my idea of a good book: keeps boredom at bay, and takes you places,...
Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer

Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer

At first read, Scott Spencer’s Waking the Dead reads like a full-on love story between Fielding Pierce- a young and ambitious lawyer who aspires to be a prolific politician, and Sarah Williams – a devout Catholic turned social activist. It has all the makings of a tragic love story:  boy meets girl, they fall madly...
Call for Manuscripts

Call for Manuscripts

We’re happy to announce that The Antithesis Collective’s Call for Manuscripts has been extended until July 2011! Please don’t forget to check our updated Guidelines for the Call! —– The Call for Manuscripts will be open for three to six months, depending on the turnout. The Collective will then read all submissions individually and as...