Cha "Encountering" Poetry Contest



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]

Description:
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary JournalIt is for unpublished poems in English language (or poems translated into English) on the theme of “Encountering”.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. 

Rules:
-Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 60 lines long each). 
-Poems must be previously unpublished.
-Entry is free.

Closing date:
15 January 2012

Prizes:
-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. 

Judges:
Arthur Leung | A winner of the 2008 Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. 
Tammy Ho | Founding co-editor of Cha

Submissions:
Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com 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.

17 thoughts on “Cha "Encountering" Poetry Contest

  1. BORROW DEBT (Encountering debt)
    Debt is the best promoter. It is a single godfather in human life. Birth can also be counted as a debt. Then why should one hesitate to borrow? Debt is always a symbol of bad luck. Instead of this bad luck, a debt borrowed for success at a plan, is a symbol of greatness, modesty, consciousness, strength, prosperity, promptness, intelligence and other traits among self-confidence of a human being. So hence, each and every debt, which is borrowed for the purpose of development in a human life, is always standing as a matter of Pride. Whereas, borrowed nonworking and unnecessary, is the symbol of black patch in a human life.
    Conflict in relationship is a common found behaviour, while lending debt. It usually impacts a loss in capital. Simultaneously, the related work does also affect to friction, which results to a regular decrease. So forth, in daily practice, debt should be attached with a system, on clear terms and fair records. Otherwise, the normal nature of debt is to interrupt the growth of life among people.

    Life is once, nurture in funs. (Encountering life)

    Days will come to say again…
    Dance, sing, smile is gain!
    Desires re-join the love and rain!
    Down-dusk is life chain!
    Complete this tells, not in them!

    Perhaps it may, the news those days!
    We are worried to miss this page!
    Across the dark shadow of age!
    You will find my, only image!

    Who had heard of, gaining life?
    Lapse one in barrel advice!
    Met life and rich spice!
    Have to have a found of nice!
    Like a thirst of dewless grass!
    Missing me, at every glance!
    I may not but, message around!
    Commit obeyed, in proper sound.

    Biography:
    Dr Rajeev Kumar, rtycoon@gmail.com Vice President, World-Wide Funding Network LLC, Geneva. Specialized in export and finance business activity. Found of writting and composition from the chieldhood. Innovative, scientific, philosophic, poetic, fictious, economic and such versatile fountains from the mind in peace hours of the life and the day cycles.

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  2. BORROW DEBT (Encountering debt)
    Debt is the best promoter. It is a single godfather in human life. Birth can also be counted as a debt. Then why should one hesitate to borrow? Debt is always a symbol of bad luck. Instead of this bad luck, a debt borrowed for success at a plan, is a symbol of greatness, modesty, consciousness, strength, prosperity, promptness, intelligence and other traits among self-confidence of a human being. So hence, each and every debt, which is borrowed for the purpose of development in a human life, is always standing as a matter of Pride. Whereas, borrowed nonworking and unnecessary, is the symbol of black patch in a human life.
    Conflict in relationship is a common found behaviour, while lending debt. It usually impacts a loss in capital. Simultaneously, the related work does also affect to friction, which results to a regular decrease. So forth, in daily practice, debt should be attached with a system, on clear terms and fair records. Otherwise, the normal nature of debt is to interrupt the growth of life among people.

    Life is once, nurture in funs. (Encountering life)

    Days will come to say again…
    Dance, sing, smile is gain!
    Desires re-join the love and rain!
    Down-dusk is life chain!
    Complete this tells, not in them!

    Perhaps it may, the news those days!
    We are worried to miss this page!
    Across the dark shadow of age!
    You will find my, only image!

    Who had heard of, gaining life?
    Lapse one in barrel advice!
    Met life and rich spice!
    Have to have a found of nice!
    Like a thirst of dewless grass!
    Missing me, at every glance!
    I may not but, message around!
    Commit obeyed, in proper sound.

    Biography:
    Dr Rajeev Kumar, rtycoon@gmail.com Vice President, World-Wide Funding Network LLC, Geneva. Specialized in export and finance business activity. Found of writting and composition from the chieldhood. Innovative, scientific, philosophic, poetic, fictious, economic and such versatile fountains from the mind in peace hours of the life and the day cycles.

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  3. Sri Rajeev Capital, your poems are not considered for the contest. Pleaes read our guidelines closely.

    Submissions:
    Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com 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.

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  4. Dear Arshrock,

    We are afraid we cannot interpret the theme of “encountering” for you.

    If you are unsure of what “encountering” means, we are sorry to say perhaps this contest is not suitable for you.

    Regards,

    Cha Editors

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  5. Please make your announcement/page google+1-able. (yes, I MAY be making up a word — who cares?) It's much, much easier than bookmarking! Thanks.

    Susana

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  6. You 'just' sent us your poem? Deadline was 15 January. In any case, the finalists will be released on 10 February and the winners will be announced on 15 February.

    Good luck next time.

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