Nominate a 2012 Cha story | Million Writers Award

Nominate your favourite Cha story published in 2012.
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 2012. Below you can see a list of Cha stories eligible for the 2012’s award. If you have read a piece and liked it, please consider nominating it here. Deadline for nominations is 3 August, 2013. 

“Soft Coral, Sinking Pearl” by Matthew R. Loney.
Published in the March 2012 issue.

“Once On A Blue Moon” by Durjoy Ghosh.
Published in the March 2012 issue.

“A Royal Visit” by Wayne Sullins.
Published in the March 2012 issue.

“Mist On The Jungle” by William Peskett.
Published in the March 2012 issue.

“Winter Seclusion” by John Givens.
Published in the June 2012 issue.

“The Last Resident” by Helena Hu.
Published in the June 2012 issue.

“Men of the Garúa” by Rosebud Ben-Oni.
Published in the September 2012 issue.

“The Last Of The Mohicans, The Dream Of Orson Welles And The Coming Of The Martians” by Philip John.
Published in the September 2012 issue.

“Freezing Time” by Murli Melwani.
Published in the September 2012 issue.

“The Poet And The Moon” by Xie Shi Min.
Published in the November 2012 issue.

“The Fox Princess” by Grace Andreacchi.
Published in the November 2012 issue.

“The Bonsai Garden” by Dorothy Place.
Published in the November 2012 issue.

“Harry Cherry Tomatoe” by Xenia Taiga.
Published in the November 2012 issue.

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Cha wins Million Writers Award for best publication

We are very happy to announce that Cha is the winner of this year’s Million Writers Award for best publication! We had five stories in the list of notable pieces. Congratulations to the writers (listed below) and thank you to everyone who nominated a work from the journal. 

  • “Ah” by Genevieve Yim. Published in the November 2011 issue.

  • “Snow Romance” by Gun G. Ayurzana (translated from the Mongolian by Gun and Matthew Davis). Published in the November 2011 issue.

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Back in 2008, Cha was named Million Writers Award best new online magazine 

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.

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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. 




Nominate a Cha story | Million Writers Award

Nominate your favourite Cha story published in 2011.
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 you can see a list of Cha stories eligible for the 2011’s award. If you have read a piece and liked it, please consider nominating it here. Deadline for nominations is 9 April, 2012. 

“The Dublin Studio Portrait” by Ram Govardhan.
Published in the February 2011 issue.

“Dorothy’s Song” by the late Margaret Hui Lian Lim.
Published in the February 2011 issue.

“The Perfect Poem” by Vineetha Mokkil.
Published in the February 2011 issue.

“What the Sufi Said to the Aral Sea” by Vandana Nambiar.
Published in the February 2011 issue.

“The Bat Whisperer” and “Catching Iguanas” by Shivani Sivagurunathan.
Published in the February 2011 and November 2011 issues respectively.

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

“Faces from the Earth” by L.M. Magalas.
Published in the July 2011 issue (“The China Issue”).

“Blue Lotus” by Isabelle Li.
Published in the July 2011 issue (“The China Issue”)

“Ah” by Genevieve Yim.
Published in the November 2011 issue.

“Broken Numbers” by by Sharon Hashimoto.
Published in the November 2011 issue.

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

“Snow Romance” by Gun G. Ayurzana (translated from the Mongolian by Gun and Matthew Davis).
Published in the November 2011 issue.

“The Pen” by Alzo David-West.
Published in the November 2011 issue.

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Stories published in Cha named storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2010



Congratulations to Kimarlee Nguyen, whose “Love Story” (first published in Issue #10 of Cha; read it here), & Gwen Florio, whose story “Crossing Over” (first published in Issue #11 of Cha; read it here), are both selected as a storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2010.

The top ten stories of the year will be released around May 20th, with the public vote for the top story beginning then. Good luck, Kimarlee and Gwen!

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2011 Million Writers Award

If you liked a piece of fiction published in Cha in 2010, please consider nominating it for storySouth‘s 2011 Million Writers Award.
Nominations can be made HERE
In 2010, we published three issues and the following four short stories are eligible for the award:
1) “Love Story” by Kimarlee Nguyen (February 2010)
2) “A Month in the Tropics” by Donna Miscolta (May 2010)
3) “Crossing Over” by Gwen Florio (May 2010)
4) “The Earth that Stands Before Us” by Elizabeth Weinberg (September 2010)
Thank you for your support.

The Editors and Authors of Cha

Stories published in Cha named storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2009

Congratulations to Drew Calvert, whose story “Improv” (first published in Issue #9 of Cha; read it here), & Caitlin Militello, whose story “Coming of Age” (first published in Issue #7 of Cha; read it here), are both selected as a storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2009.

The top ten stories of the year will be released around May 1st, with the public vote for the top story beginning then. Good luck, Drew and Caitlin!

Nominate a Cha story for 2010 Million Writers Award

If you like a story published in Cha in 2009, please consider nominating it for the storySouth’s Million Writers Award. The following stories are eligible for the competition, i.e. they are first published in Cha online and are at least 1000 words in length:

Million Writers Award — Cha’s nominations

Our readers may remember Cha won the storySouth Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal for 2008. This year, we have nominated the following three stories for the 2010 Million Writers Award:

Congratulations and good luck!

CHA: An Asian Literary Journal wins Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal

CHA: An Asian Literary Journal is very pleased to announce that we have won the storySouth Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal for 2008. We would like to thank the writers and the guest editors for being part of Asian Cha.

We would also like to congratulate Robert Abel (“The Ghost in the Mirror“), Ken Kamoche (“The Smell of Fresh Grass“) and Thaila Ramanujam (“Life is Awesome“) for having their stories selected by storySouth as among the notable online short stories published in 2008.

Cha contributors Tai Dong Huai and J. A. Tyler each has two stories named notable stories in 2008. Tai’s “Mice” (published in Pindeldyboz) and “Fang” (published in Underground Voices) and Tyler’s “Indians” (published in Storyglossia) and “And” (published in Underground Voices) have been selected as notable online stories published in 2008.

Congratulations to all!