Cha "The Past" Poetry Contest


A Cha Poetry contest

Winners announced on 23 September 2012. | Shortlist announced on 17 September 2012.

This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems about “The Past”. 

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 Poems must be previously unpublished.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 September 2012

Prizes: First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20, Highly Commended (up to 3): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All six winning poems will receive first publication in a special section in the September 2012 issue of Cha.

The prizes were generously donated by a reader from London, UK.

Judges: Tammy Ho and Marc Vincenz 

Submissions: Submissions should be sent to with the subject line “The Past”. Poems must be sent in the body of the email. Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words.


21 thoughts on “Cha "The Past" Poetry Contest

  1. “the past” what exactly are we supposed to write in it, Can it be written about our own past or referring to some great event that occurred earlier?


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