New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Rumjhum Biswas, Bob Bradshaw and Royston Tester

Rumjhum Biswas

Rumjhum Biswas‘s poem “The Fish, The Sea, and Me”, previously published in Contemporary Rhyme, is now reprinted in Wisdom Crieth Without. The poem has this line: ‘There, right there, I found a fish on the sand’. What will happen to this fish? Read on.  
|| See Rumjhum Biswas’s Cha profile. 


Bob Bradshaw

Bob Bradshaw’s poem “Coleridge” is now published in the May 2012 issue of Red River Review. Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother appear in the poem too.
|| Read Bob Bradshaw’s Cha profile.


Royston Tester

 Congratulations to Cha‘s Associate Editor Royston Tester! His second collection of short fiction, Fatty Goes to China, published by Tightrope Books, will be launched on 20 June 2012  (7pm) at Revival, on College Street  in Toronto’s Little Italy. The title story “Fatty Goes to China” was published in the March 2012 issue of Cha.
|| Read Royston Tester’s Cha profile.


Cha – Call for Submissions – Issue #17 (June 2012)

due out in June 2012.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its June 2012 issue (Issue # 17).

Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 March, 2012.

Former contributors Divya Rajan (poetry) and Bob Bradshaw (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with co-editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at

Quarterly Literary Review Singapore is TEN years old!

“You might also guess that I’ve never really been one for milestones. For me, the word is only one letter removed from millstones.”
-Toh Hsien Min

Quarterly Literary Review Singapore (est. 2001), the first online independent literary periodical based in Singapore, turns 10! Remarkable!

Happy Birthday!
In its tenth anniversary issue, you can find the following works by Cha contributors: Arjun Rajedran’s “Elegy of the adulteress”, Bernard Henrie’s “Jiating Pavilion”, Bob Bradshaw’s “A Poem after Tu Fu”, Heng Siok Tian’s “Whose song is it anyway?”, O Thiam Chin’s “You Are Always Here, All The Time” and Cyril Wong’s “Open Season on Martin Amis”. Make sure to read Toh Hsien Min’s editorial “Age is just a number” as well.

“Here’s to a good one, and the next ten.”
-Toh Hsien Min

  • Arjun Rajedran’s poetry was published in Issue 11 of Cha.
  • Bernard Henrie’s poetry was published in Issue 9 of Cha and is forthcoming in Issue #15 of Cha.
  • See Bob Bradshaw’s Cha profile.
  • Heng Siok Tian’s poetry was published in Issue 1 of Cha.
  • O Thiam Chin’s short story “Pebbles” was published in Issue #8 of Cha.
  • Cyril Wong’s poetry was published in issue#1 of Cha.
  • Toh Hsien Min’s poetry was published in issue #5 of Cha.