Best of the Net 2011 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work have been nominated by Cha for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2011, published by Sundress. Congratulations to these writers and good luck!


=W.F. Lantry, “Rainbow Bridge” (issue #12, September 2010)

=Phill Provance, “St. Petersburg Has Many Churches” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #12, September 2010)

=Rumjhum Biswas, “Bones” Read an analysis of the poem here. (issue #12, September 2010)

=Divya Rajan, “Ode to Poetry”  (issue #13, February 2011)

=Vineet Kaul, “Parapraxis” (issue #13, February 2011)

=Graeme Brasher, “Mereles” (issue #13, February 2011)


=Shivani Sivagurunathan, “The Bat Whisperer” (issue #13, February 2011)

=Elizabeth Weinberg, “The Earth That Stands Before Us” (issue #12, September 2010)

Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation” (issue #7) was selected for publication in Best of the Net 2009 and Lillian Kwok’s “Departure” (issue #8) was selected as a Finalist in 2010. 

Meet Elizabeth Weinberg

Elizabeth Weinberg’s beautifully written and observed “The Earth that Stands Before Us” is one of the three short stories featured in the forthcoming issue of Cha. The three-part piece, which is a story of handing on tradition to a younger generation, movingly portrays the sorrow of an old master’s career at an end.
Bio: Elizabeth Weinberg is a native of the Washington, DC area who spent much of her childhood traveling the world. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in anthropology at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she is the editor of two literary magazines, The Williams Literary Review and Monkeys with Typewriters. In 2009, she spent four months living and studying in Bali, Indonesia, where she had the opportunity to apprentice with mask-masker Ida Bagus Anom and write a collection of stories about her experiences. After finishing her degree, she plans to pursue writing fiction full-time.