Cha’s March 2013 Issue (#20) Launch Reading at AWP

There will be a launch reading for the March 2013 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal at AWP. The event will be hosted by guest editors Kaitlin Solimine and Marc Vincenz and co-hosted by the Fairbank Center forChinese Studies at Harvard University.
Feature readings by past and current Cha contributors Eleanor Goodman, Bill Lantry, Kim Liao, Mai Mang (Yibing Huang), Tracy Slater, Marc Vincenz, and Nicholas YB Wong

New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Marc Vincenz, Mani Rao, Eleanor Goodman, Grace V. S. Chin and Rumjhum Biswas

Marc Vincenz, Mani Rao and Eleanor Goodman

The April 2012 issue of Asymptote is now available and you can read Marc Vincenz‘s Mani Rao‘s and Eleanor Goodman‘s work in it.
|| Read Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile. 
|| Mani Rao’s poetry was published in Issue #1 of Cha.
|| Eleanor Goodman’s poetry and translation were published in Issue 14 of Cha.


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Grace V. S. Chin

In the Spotlight: Bruneian Plays in English, an anthology edited by Grace V. S. Chin, is now published! Learn more about the book here.

|| Grace V. S. Chin’s poetry was published in Issue #4 and Issue #5 of Cha. Her poem “Clotheslines” was discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea. 

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Rumjhum Biswas

 Congratulations to Rumjhum Biswas! Her short story “The Well” has been named the winner of Anam Cara Short Fiction Competition. The judge Vanessa Gebbie has the following to say about Rumjhum’s work: “I thought the interpretation of the theme was great – slightly off-centre, unexpected and original. So many congratulations to the writer”. Rumjhum has won a place on Vanessa Gebbie’s short fiction retreatLearn more about the competition and other winning stories here
|| See Rumjhum Biswas’s Cha profile. 

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Cha’s 2012 Pushcart Prize Nominations (Part I)

Also see Part II.

We at Cha would like to announce our nominations for the 2012 Pushcart Prize


Divya Rajan, “Ode to Poetry” (Issue #13, February 2011).
Sumana Roy, “Love: Made in China” (Issue #14, July 2011).
Eleanor Goodman, “Sanctum” (Issue #14, July 2011).

Congratulations to the above nominees. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work.

Thank you, Arthur Leung (Poetry Guest Editor, Issue #13) and Yibing Huang (Guest Editor, Issue #14), for their suggestions.

Three more pieces from the fourth anniversary issue of Cha, due out at the end of November 2011, were also nominated. They will be revealed when that issue goes live.

Also see our Best of the Net nominations this year.