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 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 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.


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.

    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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      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.