ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010

ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010

ASM (The Association of Stories in Macao) is pleased to announce its annual prize for Creative Writing. Entries will be accepted in the following areas:
– short fiction (up to 5,000 words)
– poetry (a suite of poems or a single poem)
– life writing (up to 5,000 words)
– bilingual writing in any creative genre (where one of the texts is in
English)
Anyone who was a student in Macao during the calendar year 2010 is eligible to enter. Both published and unpublished works may be entered. Works which are published should be acknowledged as such. Entries for the award should be sent by email attachment to KitKelen@umac.mo on or before Sunday 12th December. The subject line for the email should include ‘ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010’ and the entrant’s name and the title of the work entered. The prize/s will be awarded at the ASM annual booklaunch to be held on Saturday 18th December at 4 pm at CCI (Macao Cultural Centre). More details of this event will be announced shortly.

ASM TO LAUNCH 13 NEW BOOKS ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 18

Association of Stories in Macao
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ASM TO LAUNCH 13 NEW BOOKS ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 18
ASM’s 2010 Booklaunch
to be held at CCI (Creative Macau) Macau Cultural Centre
4.30 pm Saturday 18th December
Guest of Honour
The distinguished Hong Kong scholar and poet
Professor Leung Ping Kwan
At a ceremony to be held at CCI (Creative Macau) at the Macao Cultural Centre, ASM (the Association of Stories in Macao) will launch thirteen new books, covering a range of categories, including contemporary and classical poetry, poetry translation, short fiction and life writing.
Guest of honour at the launch will be the famous Hong Kong poet and Lingnan University Comparative Literature Chair, Professor Leung Ping Kwan.
Established in 2005, ASM is a non-profit government-registered community organisation dedicated to the promotion of writing and other artistic expression from and about Macao. Up until now, ASM has published fifty books, including poetry, novels, stories for children, teaching guides and much classical poetry in translation. ASM has published first books of poetry or fiction by many young Macao authors. This year’s launch features a second volume of (twenty) Australian poets, presented in parallel text, in English and Chinese.
The books (many of them bilingual) to be launched on December 18th include works by Cha contributors Leung Ping-Kwan (Amblings) and Christopher Kelen (to the single man’s hut – poems and pictures and China Years: New and Selected Poems). Detailed can be found in this catalogue [pdf].


  • Leung Ping-Kwan’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
  • Christopher (Kit) Kelen’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.