As most readers of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal will know, 1 July 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. This year also happens to be the tenth anniversary of our publication. And so while we are immensely proud of the work from and about Asia we normally publish, we felt that to commemorate these two events it was time to take a closer look at the city we call home and love: Hong Kong.
We are, therefore, proud to announce that in December 2017 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing Hong Kong” issue, focusing on writing and art on/about this great city. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art will open on 1 July 2017 (no coincidence) and close on 31 September 2017. We will also be hosting an international poetry contest seeking poetry about the city at this important juncture of history. More information about “Writing Hong Kong” and the poetry contest will be made available soon.
In the meantime, we are NOW accepting review copies for our Reviews section. If you have a recent book of any genre about Hong Kong you would like reviewed, please contact our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we will require print copies or pdf proofs no later than 1 September to be considered for use in the issue.