Cha — Call for Submissions — “Writing the Philippines” Issue (June 2018)

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We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.

Ricardo M. de Ungria and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil will be reading the submissions with the co-editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback.

We are also looking for books on or about the Philippines to review in the “Writing the Philippines” issue. We welcome submissions of review copies from publishers, authors and translators. If you have a recent book (2015 – 2017/8) of any genre about the Philippines you would like reviewed (and has not yet been reviewed in the journal), please write to our reviews editor Eddie Tay at for further discussion. Note that we will require print copies or pdf proofs no later than 1 March 2018 (the sooner the better) to be considered for use in the issue.

If you would like to propose to review a relevant book, film, art exhibition, or any other cultural production for the “Writing the Philippines” edition, please write to co-editor Tamara Ho at with your ideas no later than 31 March 2018 (again, the sooner the better). Please note that the reviewed items can be in Filipino or other languages, so long as the reviews are written in English.

GUIDELINES: If you would like to have your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and photography & art considered for Cha’s “Writing the Philippines” issue, please submit your work by email to Please include “Writing the Philippines” in the subject line. Submissions to the issue must conform to our guidelines.

We are also currently accepting entries for the poetry contest “Auditory Cortex” (judges: Tamara Ho and Lian-Hee Wee). No entry fee. The winning poems will be included in the March 2018 issue. Deadline: 28 February 2018.

[Please see a list of Cha‘s special editions and features here.]

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