UPDATE: 20 long-listed poems were announced on 4 February 2012. [Link]
UPDATE: 12 short-listed poems were announced on 10 February 2012. [Link]
UPDATE: 7 finalists were announced on 15 February 2012. [Link]
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems in English language (or poems translated into English) on the theme of “Encountering”.
If you are submitting a translation, please make sure you have the permission from the original author.
-Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 60 lines long each).
-Poems must be previously unpublished.
-Entry is free.
15 January 2012
-First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20, Highly Commended (up to 3):
£5 £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
-All six winning poems will receive first publication in a special section in the February/March 2012 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader in San Jose, USA.
–Arthur Leung | A winner of the 2008 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition.
–Tammy Ho | Founding co-editor of Cha.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Encountering Poetry”. Poems can be sent in the body of the email or as a Word attachment. Please also include a short biography of no more than 50 words.
The artwork above is entitled “Decorative Holder for Sewing Kit” and it is by Matthew Wong, whose photography sequence “Grandma’s Things” was featured in the November 2011 issue of Cha.