CHA’s Best of the Net 2012 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the July 2011, November 2011, March 2012 and June 2012 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2012 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!


|| Arthur Leung, “Earthen Houses” (issue #14, July 2011) || Read an analysis of the poem here ||


|| Robert Masterson, “To the State Electrical Worker” (issue #15, November 2011) || Read an analysis of the poem here ||


|| Julian Stannard, “Winston and Candy” (issue #17, June 2012) ||

|| Daryl Yam, “Change Your Heart; Look Around You” (issue #17, June 2012) || 




|| Michael Slaby, “The Beautiful Branca” (issue #14, July 2011) || 




|| Chris Galvin Nguyen, “The Flood Season” (issue #16, March 2012) || 


|| Helena Hu, “The Last Resident” (issue #17, June 2012) || 



|| John Givens, “Winter Seclusion” (issue #17, June 2012) || 
Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation” (issue #7) was selected for publication in Best of the Net 2009. Lillian Kwok’s “Departure” (issue #8) and Elizabeth Weinberg’s “The Earth That Stands Before Us” (issue #12) were selected as a Finalist in 2010 and 2011 respectively. 




New updates on 3 Cha contributors: O Thiam Chin, Chris Galvin and Ocean Vuong

O Thiam Chin

Congratulations to O Thiam Chin! His short story collection The Rest of Your Life and Everything that Comes with It, reviewed in the current issue of Cha, has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize (€25,000). Other longlisted writers include Don DeLillo, Jackie Kay and Joyce Carol Oates. You can see the full list here

O Thiam Chin’s short story “Pebbles” was published in Issue #8 of Cha.



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Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin’s flash fiction “For the Love of Mushrooms” is now featured in the April edition of Tuck Magazine.
Chris Galvin’s creative non-fiction was published in Issue #16 of Cha. 

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Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong‘s poem “In Defense of Dancing” is published in Guernica

Ocean Vuong’s poem “Paramour” was published in issue#10 of Cha; the poem has been nominated for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2010.

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