Cha — Call for Submissions — Issue 31 (March 2016)

due out in March 2016.
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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
is now calling for submissions for Issue 31, scheduled for publication in March 2016.

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 2015.
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Jason S Polley (poetry) and Sreedhevi Iyer (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at eddie@asiancha.com if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.
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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 editors@asiancha.com.

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CHA’s Best of the Net 2015 Nominations

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We are happy to announce that the following pieces, selected from the September 2014, December 2014, March 2015 and June 2015 issues of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2015 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!
P  O  E  T  R  Y
|| “Blackout” by Jeffrey Javier (December 2014) (Cha “Reconciliation” Poetry Contest Winner)

F  I  C  T  I  O  N
|| “Kehena Beach” by Thaddeus Rutkowski (December 2014)
|| “Glory Be To The Father” by Kyra Ballesteros (March 2015)

N  O  N  –  F  I  C  T  I  O  N

|| “Intersection of Time” by Dwight Watson (June 2015)

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Cha "Hong Kong" Poetry Contest





Hong Kong

A Cha Poetry contest
This December, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal will turn eight years old. To mark the occasion, we are running a poetry contest that focuses unashamedly on the city that the journal calls home—Hong Kong. Send us poems that describe, praise, critique, interrogate, eulogise or curse Hong Kong and its history, grievances, politics, people, places, faces, traces.

Rules:

  • Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each).
  • Poems must be previously unpublished
  • Entry is free.
Closing date:
  • 31 July 2015
Prizes:
  • First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the Eighth Anniversary Issue of Cha, due out in December 2015.
The prizes were generously donated by an anonymous patron who loves Hong Kong.
Submission:
  • Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “Hong Kong”.
  • Poems must be sent in the body of the email.
  • Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words.

Previous Cha contests:


Cha – Call for Submissions – Eighth Anniversary Issue (December 2015)

due out in December 2015.


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
is now calling for submissions for the Eighth Anniversary Issue, scheduled for publication in December 2015.

Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 September 2015.
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Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at eddie@asiancha.com if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.
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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 editors@asiancha.com.

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Cha – Call for Submissions – Issue 29 (September 2015)

due out in September 2015.
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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
 is now calling for submissions for Issue 29, scheduled for publication in September 2015.

Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 June 2015.

Marc Vincenz (poetry) and David William Hill (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at eddie@asiancha.com 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 editors@asiancha.com.
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Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest — Finalists





The Other Side

A Cha Poetry contest
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This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “The Other Side”.

SHORTLISTED POETS
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Judges:

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, a Hong Kong-born poet, is founding co-editor of Cha. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octávio Paz.
  • Vinita Agrawal, author of Words Not Spoken, is a Mumbai-based, award winning-poet and writer. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 and awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest twice.
Prizes:
  • First: £30, Second: £20, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2015 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader living in Australia.

Previous Cha contests:


Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest





The Other Side

A Cha Poetry contest
http://www.asiancha.com
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “The Other Side”.

::: SEE THE FINALISTS HERE ::: 
::: SEE THE WINNERS HERE :::

Judges:

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, a Hong Kong-born poet, is founding co-editor of Cha. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octávio Paz.
  • Vinita Agrawal, author of Words Not Spoken, is a Mumbai-based, award winning-poet and writer. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 and awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest twice.

Rules:

  • Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each).
  • Poems must be previously unpublished
  • Entry is free.
Closing date:
  • 15 February 2015
Prizes:
  • First: £30, Second: £20, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2015 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader living in Australia.
Submission:
  • Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “The Other Side”.
  • Poems must be sent in the body of the email.
  • Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words.

Previous Cha contests:


The Seventh Anniversary Issue of Cha is HERE.

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The Seventh Anniversary Issue of Cha is HERE


We would like to thank guest editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together the new edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for another fine selection of book reviews and Jason Hun Eng Lee for reading the contest poems and writing a commentary on the poems. The issue includes an editorial titled “The Last Book” by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.
The following writers/artists have generously allowed us to showcase their work:
Ravi Shankar, Joseph Stanton, Chen Chen, Rajiv Mohabir, Varsha Saraiya-Shah, Zhang Jieqiang, Amalia B. Bueno, Angela Gabrielle Fabunan, Jess C Scott, Joshua Burns, Chip Dameron, Camille Rivera, Bob Bradshaw
http://www.asiancha.com/content/blogcategory/267/484/
 Jeffrey Javier, Manjiri Indurkar, Naveed Alam, Robert Perchan, Jyotsna Jha, Meg Eden Kuyatt, L.S. Bassen

http://www.asiancha.com/content/blogcategory/268/486/

Lo Mei Wa, Manson Wong, David William Hill
Thaddeus Rutkowski, Gabriel Jensen Bloch, Erica Plouffe Lazure, Clara Chow
Nurulhuda Arslan
Chris Leung (cover artist), Bob Percival, Kathlene Postma, Ivy Poon, Amy Lewis
Glen Hamilton, Henry W. Leung, Michael Tsang, Karen Ma, Emily Chow, Carolyn Lau, Lu Jin, Elen Turner, William Noseworthy
Our next issue is due out in March 2015. We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 28, scheduled for June 2015. If you are interested in having your work considered for inclusion in Cha, please read our submission guidelines carefully.
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Cha – Call for Submissions – Issue 28 (June 2015)

due out in June 2015.
http://www.asiancha.com


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
 is now calling for submissions for Issue 28, scheduled for publication in June 2015.

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 2015.

Jenna Le (poetry) and Daryl Yam (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at eddie@asiancha.com 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 editors@asiancha.com.
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Cha "Reconciliation" Poetry Contest – 8 winning poems





Reconciliation

A Cha Poetry contest
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “Reconciliation” 
We have selected the following eight winning poems, which will all be published in the Seventh Anniversary Issue of Cha, due out in late December 2014 or early January 2015. 
// Naveed Alam, “Wagah-Atari”
// L.S. Bassen, “Aunt Esther”
// Manjiri Indurkar, “Schizophrenia”
// Jeffrey Javier, “Blackout”
// Jeffrey Javier, “Missing”
// Jyotsna Jha, “Everything Is In Place Except Me”
// Meg Eden Kuyatt, “Portrait in a Fujisaki Apartment”
// Robert Perchan, “Miss Min’s Monday Morning Magic”

Judges:

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a Hong Kong-born poet. She is a founding co-editor of Cha
  • Jason Eng Hun Lee has been published in a number of journals and he has been a finalist for numerous international prizes, including the Melita Hume Poetry Prize (2012) and the Hong Kong University’s Poetry Prize (2010).
Prizes:
  • First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the Seventh Anniversary Issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by an expat reader residing in Hong Kong.

Previous Cha contests:


Cha’s 2015 Pushcart Nominations

We at Cha would like to announce our nominations for the 2015 Pushcart Prize:
Congratulations to the above nominees. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work.
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Also see our Best of the Net nominations this year.