CHA’s Best of the Web Nominations 2011

Cha‘s nominations for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2011 print anthology are:

“Improv” (fiction) by Drew Calvert, issue #9 November 2009
“Paramour” (poem) by Ocean Vuong, issue #10 February 2010
“St. Petersburg Has Many Churches” (poem) by Phill Provance, issue #12 September 2010
Also see our Best of the Net , Pushcart and Micro Award nominations this year.
Congratulations to all the nominees. We wish you the best of luck.
Philip Holden’s story “Two Among Many”, first published in Issue #4 of Cha, was selected for publication in Best of the Web 2009.

CHA’s Pushcart Nominations 2011

Each nominee will receive a handmade dragonfly card from Cha. The cards are made by a former contributor.

*Voting is now closed. 


Cha co-editors Tammy Ho & Jeff Zroback will nominate the following poems for the Pushcart Prize 2010. There is one more slot: we have several pieces in mind but would love to know your thoughts. Which piece from issue 10, issue 11 and issue 12 of the journal do you recommend?

Leave us a comment below or send your suggestions to editorsATasianchaDOTcom (Subject line: “Pushcart”) if you prefer anonymity. If possible, please explain briefly why you liked a particular piece. We will consider your input when deciding the sixth nominee. We intend to post the nominations 1st November 2010.

Last year, we faced the same problem and in the end only nominated five poems (see the nominees here). You can help us this time.
Congratulations to all the nominees. We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work.

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    Best of the Net 2010 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 2010, published by Sundress Publications. Congratulations to these writers and good luck!

    Poetry

    =Rosanna Oh, “Etude” (issue #11, May 2010)
    =Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, “Suicide Note” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #10, Feb. 2010)
    =Papa Osumbal, “A Bum’s Demise” Read an analysis of the poem here. (issue #10, February 2010)
    =Kate Rogers, “Sai Ying Pun Sestina” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
    =Lillian Kwok, “Departure” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #8, Aug. 2009)
    Fiction
    =Drew Calvert, “Improv” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
    =O Thiam Chin, “Pebbles” (issue #8, Aug. 2009)
    Creative non-fiction
    =Iain S. Baird, “A Night at the Taj” (issue #9, Nov. 2009)
    =Anne Tibbitts, “The okinawan Coffeeshop” (issue #8, Aug. 2009)
    Also see our Best of the Web, Pushcart and Micro Award nominations this year.


    Iris A. Law’s “Circumnavigation”, first published in Issue #7 of Cha, was selected for publication in Best of the Net 2009.


    ASIAN CHA in 2009 Best of the Net Anthology

    We are very happy to announce that Iris A. Law’s poem “Circumnavigation“, first published in Issue #7 of Cha, has been selected for publication in Best of the Net Anthology 2009. Cha co-editor Tammy Ho has written an analysis of the poem and it is available on A Cup of Fine Tea.

    According to the editor Erin Elizabeth Smith: “With over 500 submissions from 75+ online journals and presses, the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology culls its final 25 winners from the largest pool of work in our four year history.”

    You can read other selected pieces in the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology here.

    Congratulations, Iris!

    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’s Pushcart Nominations 2010


    The following poems have been nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal‘s co-editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback for the Pushcart Prize:

    1) “45 Belgrave Square” by Jason Lee (February 2009) Read “A cup of fine tea: Jason Lee’s “45 Belgrave Square” here.
    2) “My Last Yankee” by Reid Mitchell (May 2009)
    3) “Factory Girls” by Divya Rajan (August 2009) Read “A cup of fine tea: Divya Rajan’s “Factory Girls” here.
    4) “Father and Son” by Stuart Christie (November 2009)
    5) “Raspberries” by Anna Yin (November 2009) Read “A cup of fine tea: Anna Yin’s “Raspberries” here.
    Congratulations and good luck! Thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work.

    Best of the Net 2009 Nominations

    Cha is happy to announce that we have decided to nominate the following pieces of work for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2009, published by Sundress Publications. Congratulations to these writers and good luck!

    Poems nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for inclusion in Best of the Net 2009:
    = Reid Mitchell, “Flowers Are As Permanent As Brick” (issue #4, August 2008)
    = Isabela Banzon, “Kids Everywhere and You and Me in Nowhere” (issue #4, August 2008)
    = Jennifer Wong, “Companions” (issue #5, November 2008)
    = Phoebe Tsang, “Song for a Commuting Gravedigger” (issue #6, February 2009)
    = Gillian Sze, “Sonnet II” (issue #6, February 2009)
    = Iris A. Law, “Circumnavigation” (issue #7, May 2009)
    Short stories nominated by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for inclusion in Best of the Net 2009:
    = Nirmala Pillai, “The Killing” (issue #5, November 2008)
    = Caitlin Militello, “Coming of Age” (issue #7, May 2009)

    Philip Holden’s story in CHA selected for Best of the Web 2009

    Good news! Philip Holden’s story, “Two Among Many“, first published in issue #4 of CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, has been selected for publication in Best of the Web 2009.

    Cha contributor Arlene Ang also has two pieces selected for Best of the Web 2009: “I’m Not Supposed to Wear This Gorilla Costume” (published in Juked) and “Alopecia and the grizzly bear” (published in Arsenic Lobster).

    Congratulations, Philip and Arlene!

    • Arlene Ang’s poetry was published in issue #1 of Cha.
    • Philip Holden’s fiction was published in issue #4 of Cha.

    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!

    Best of the Web 2009 Nominations

    Cha‘s nominations for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2009 print anthology are:
    -“Whose Woods These Are” (poetry) by Eddie Tay, issue#2 February 2008
    -“Smashing Up the Grand Piano” (poetry) by Martin Alexander, issue#3 May 2008
    -“Flowers are as Permanent as Brick” (poetry) by Reid Mitchell, issue#4 August 2008
    -“Bet” (fiction) by YZ Chin, issue#3 May 2008
    -“Two Among Many” (fiction) by Philip Holden, issue#4 August 2008
    Congratulations to all the nominees. We wish you the best of luck.