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

Cha – Call for Submissions – Issue #20 (March 2013)

due out in March 2013.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for Issue # 20, scheduled for publication in March 2013.

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

Marc Vincenz and Kaitlin Solimine will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.

We love returning contributors – past contributors are very welcome to send us their new works.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at
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New updates on 4 Cha contributors: Christopher Leibow, Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Kaitlin Solimine and Jason Lee

Christopher Anthony Leibow

Christopher Anthony Leibow‘s “I will draw two ravens” (in five poems) is now available in Reprint Poetry, a new publication which is interested in resurrecting previously published poetry.
|| Christopher Anthony Leibow’s artwork is forthcoming in the June 2012 issue of Cha. 


Nicholas Y.B. Wong and Kaitlin Solimine 

Nicholas Y.B. Wong‘s poems “An Incredibly Brief Morning Directory to the City” (pp. 52-53) and “Mirr-man-or” (pp. 104-105) and Kaitlin Solimine‘s short story “Flying Lesson” (pp. 84-98) are included in the new edition of Two Thirds North. Download the entire issue here (pdf). 

||  See Nicholas Y.B. Wong’s Cha’s profile here.
|| Kaitlin Solimine’s fiction was published in Issue #14 of Cha.


Jason Lee

Congratulations to Jason Lee! his poetry manuscript has been shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poery Prize, run by Eyewear Publishing

|| Read Jason Lee’s Cha profile. His poem “45 Belgrave Square”, published in Issue #6 of the journal, was discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea.


Million Writers Award – Cha’s Nominations

The Million Writers Award for the year’s best online short fiction is now inviting nominations from readers, writers, and editors. The award is for any short story of at least 1,000 words first published in an online publication during 2011.
Below are our nominations. Good luck to the three writers.

“The Bat Whisperer” by Shivani Sivagurunathan.
Published in the February 2011 issue.

“Song for Chongwenmen” by Kaitlin Solimine.
Published in the July 2011 issue (“The China Issue”).

“Improvisation” by John David Harding.
Published in the November 2011 issue.


If you have read a story in Cha and liked it (see a list of eligible stories), please consider nominating it.

Deadline for nominations is 9 April, 2012. 

Kaitlin Solimine wins The International Literature Award

Congratulations to Cha contributor Kaitlin Solimine! She is the winner of DISQUIET 2012’s International Literature Award. The award honours the best submission of work by a North American writer that ‘broadens the landscape of American literature outside of the borders of North America.’ Kaitlin’s “American Nurse” is the winning entry and it will be published in Guernica. She will also receive airfare, accommodations, and a full tuition waiver to attend DISQUIET 2012 in Lisbon. More information here.

Kaitlin Solimine’s fiction was published in Issue #14 of Cha.