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’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.

CHA’s Best of the Net 2014 Nominations

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We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the December 2013, March 2014 and June 2014 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2014 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!
 
 

Poetry
1. “The Wonton Noodle Seller” by Daryl Lim Wei Jie (June 2014)
2. “A Contingent of Birds” by Daryl Yam (June 2014)
3. “Remember How the Night is Elsewhere Void in the Metamorphosis of Man” by B.B. P. Hosmillo (March 2014)
4. “Ghost Husband” by Renée M. Schell
(March 2014)
5. “Daniel Defoe to His Dead Mistress (ca. 1704)” by Stuart Christie (December 2013) 
6. “Ou-Yang Hsiu’s Fu on The Sound of Autumn (1069)” by Eliot Weinberger (December 2013)

Fiction
1. “Incident on Abiko Street” by Mark Crimmins (March 2014)
2. “Inclusion” by John Givens (December 2013)

Creative non-fiction
1. “The Far Country” by Mary J. Breen (March 2014)
2. “Post- (Almost) LKY Singapore” by Pavle Radonic (December 2013)

 
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Nominate a 2013 Cha story | Million Writers Award

Nominate your favourite Cha story published in 2013.
The Million Writers Award for last 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 in 2013. Below you can see a list of Cha stories eligible for the award. If you have read a piece and liked it, please consider nominating it. Deadline for nominations is 15 August, 2014. 

March 2013
Love Is No Big Truth by Amanda Lee Koe

[READ it here] [NOMINATE it here]

A Meander Through Memory After Death by Saptarshi Basu
Shooting by Glenn Diaz
The Cripple by Bina Shah

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June 2013
Rising River by Sim Wai Chew
The Glass Cadaver by Shirley Shao
The Uninvited Guest by Cathy Adams
Happy and Glorious by Peter John Humphreys
The Lodger by Balvinder Banga
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December 2013
Inclusion by John Givens
As Told By A Fox by Xie Shi Min
Ellora Caves by Sharmistha Mohanty
The Cowherd and The Weaver Girl by Zhou Tingfeng
A Fable by Khanh Ha
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CHA’s Best of the Net 2013 Nominations

ImageThe End of Summer, oil on canvas, 142 x 205 cm (by Mia Funk)

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the September 2012, March 2013, and June 2012 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2013 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!



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1. ‘We’ by May Dy ::::: Issue #18 (September 2012)
Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1206/356/
[Read an analysis of this poem here.]
2. A Smoke Bread at the Nuclear Command’ by Koon Woon ::::: Issue #18 (September 2012)
4. ‘This, and This’ by Mark Anthony Cayanan ::::: Issue 20 (March 2013) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1373/390/ 
5. ‘A Question Before Slumber’ by Raydon L. Reyes ::::: Issue #21 (June 2013) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1466/403/
 //FICTION 
 1. ‘Love is No Big Truth’ by Amanda Lee Koe ::::: Issue #20 (March 2013) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1404/391/ 
 2. ‘Rising River’ by Sim Wai Chew ::::: Issue #21 (June 2013) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1491/404/ 
Image
Metamorphosis, oil on canvas, 166 x 230 cm (by Mia Funk)

 //CREATIVE NON-FICTION 
 1. ‘Zithering Away’ by Sarah Coomber ::::: Issue #18 (September 2012) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1247/358/ 
 2. ‘Native Language’ by Tracy Slater ::::: Issue #20 (March 2012) Link: http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/1400/396/

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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’s 2013 Pushcart Nominations

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

CHA’s Best of the Net 2012 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the July 2011, November 2011, March 2012 and June 2012 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2012 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!


|| Arthur Leung, “Earthen Houses” (issue #14, July 2011) || Read an analysis of the poem here ||


|| Robert Masterson, “To the State Electrical Worker” (issue #15, November 2011) || Read an analysis of the poem here ||


|| Julian Stannard, “Winston and Candy” (issue #17, June 2012) ||

|| Daryl Yam, “Change Your Heart; Look Around You” (issue #17, June 2012) || 




|| Michael Slaby, “The Beautiful Branca” (issue #14, July 2011) || 




|| Chris Galvin Nguyen, “The Flood Season” (issue #16, March 2012) || 


|| Helena Hu, “The Last Resident” (issue #17, June 2012) || 



|| John Givens, “Winter Seclusion” (issue #17, June 2012) || 
Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation” (issue #7) was selected for publication in Best of the Net 2009. Lillian Kwok’s “Departure” (issue #8) and Elizabeth Weinberg’s “The Earth That Stands Before Us” (issue #12) were selected as a Finalist in 2010 and 2011 respectively. 




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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Cha’s 2012 Pushcart Prize Nominations (Part II)

Also see Part I.

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


John McKernan, “We Used Chalk” (Issue #15, November 2011).
W.F. Lantry, “Silk Road” (Issue #15, November 2011).
Nicholas Y.B. Wong, “Panda, Macao, Gondolas” (Issue #15, November 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, Robert E. Wood (Poetry Guest Editor, Issue #15) for his suggestions. A number of Cha readers also kindly told us their favourite pieces in the issue.

Also see our Best of the Net nominations this year.

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.


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!


Poetry

=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)

Fiction

=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. 


Cha contributor Lillian Kwok selected as finalist for Best of the Net 2010

Lillian Kwok
We are very happy to announce that Lillian Kwok’s poem “Departure”, first published in Issue #8 of Cha, was selected as a Finalist for Best of the Net (2010). “Departure” was the very first poem we discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea. Apart from “Departure”, we also published Lillian’s “Yilan” in Issue #9 of the journal. 
Last year, Iris A. Law’s poem “Circumnavigation”, first published in Issue #7 of Cha, was a Winner for Best of the Net  (2009). The poem was also discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea.

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

2011 Pushcart Nominations – Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

We are very pleased to announce Cha‘s nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2011. The sixth nominee was selected based on readers’ voting through email and on this blog

1) Eddie Tay, “Night Thoughts” Read an analysis of this poem. (Issue #12, September 2010)
2) Phill Provance, “St. Petersburg Has Many Churches” Read an analysis of this poem. (Issue #12, September 2010)
3) Rosanna Oh, “Etude” (issue #11, May 2010)
4) Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, “Suicide Note” Read an analysis of this poem. (issue #10, February 2010)
5) Papa Osumbal, “A Bum’s Demise” Read an analysis of this poem. (issue #10, February 2010)
6) Rumjhum Biswas, “Bones Read an analysis of this poem. (issue #12, September 2010)
Also see our Best of the Web, Best of the Net and Micro Award nominations this year.
Congratulations to all the nominees. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work.