The Ninth Anniversary Issue of Cha is now available. We would like to thank Associate Editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together the new edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for the fine selection of book reviews. The issue also features pieces by writers from A-FESTIVAL and Peel Street Poetry. The editorial, “You Always Collected Lovely And Violent Things,” is by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.
The following writers/artists have generously allowed us to showcase their work:
Poetry: Joshua Uyheng, Bernice Chauly, Grace Chia, B.B.P. Hosmillo, Pey Pey Oh, Monica Macansantos, Marc Anthony, Rakhshan Rizwan, Regine Cabato
A-Festival: Nhã Thuyên, Lý Đợi, Colin Cheney, Maung Day, Thanh Phùng, Alec Schachner, Bernice Chauly, James Shea, Quyen Nguyen, William Phuan, Kaitlin Rees
Peel Street Poetry: Tegan Smyth, Denis Tsoi, Angus Gallagher, Steph Carter, Akin Jeje, Vishal Nanda
Fiction: Krishna Ramanujan, Kyoko Yoshida, Kit Lea Cheang
Excerpt: Stephanie Han
Creative non-fiction: Esumi Fujimoto, Anita Patel, JinJin Xu, Daniel Ho, Dina Lyube
Photography & art: Marie Yip Wai Shan (cover artist), Christopher Leibow
Reviews: Christopher Hill, Kaitlin Solimine, Kevin Tan Kwan Wei, Jan Filart, Huiwen Shi, Dragoș Ilca
Our next issue is due out in March 2017. We are currently accepting submissions for the “Writing Japan” Issue, scheduled for June 2017. If you are interested in having your work considered for inclusion in Cha, please read our submission guidelines carefully.