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 Issue #24 goes live

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The June 2014 Issue of Cha is here. We would like to thank guest editors Michael Gray (poetry), Royston Tester (prose) and Reid Mitchell (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together this edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for a fine selection of book reviews. The issue includes an editorial by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming titled “A Touch Of Cruelty In The Mouth” and poems from David McKirdy’s new collection, Ancestral Worship.

The following writers/artists have generously allowed us to showcase their work:

Poetry: David McKirdy, Timothy Kaiser, Kenneth Alewine, Joshua Burns, Daryl Yam, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Insha Muzafar, David W. Landrum, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Randy Kim, Zachary Eller, Divya Rajan, Mathew Joseph, Michael O’Sullivan, Tjoa Shze Hui
Fiction: Sarah Bower, Michael X. Wang
Creative non-fiction: Qui-Phiet Tran
Interviews
: Smita Sahay interviews Tabish Khair, Usha Akella interviews Marjorie Evasco, Sharon Ho interviews the organisers of three Hong Kong poetry-reading groups
Lost tea: Jonel Abellanosa
Photography & art: Franky Lau (cover artist), Divya Adusumilli, Allen Forrest
Reviews: Grant Hamilton, Sarah Bower, Emma Zhang, Michael Tsang, Drisana Misra, Carolyn Lau, Cecilia Chan

Our next issue is due out in September 2014. We are currently accepting submissions for the Seventh Anniversary Issue and entries for the “Reconciliation” poetry contest and the “Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon” section. If you are interested in having your work considered for inclusion in Cha, please read our submission guidelines carefully.

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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”.  

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).

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 September 2014
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, due out in November/December 2014.
The prizes were generously donated by an expat reader residing in Hong Kong.
Submission:
  • Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “Reconciliation”.
  • 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 – Seventh Anniversary Issue (December 2014)

due out in December 2014.
http://www.asiancha.com


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
 is now calling for submissions for the Seventh Anniversary Issue, scheduled for publication in December 2014.

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, 2014.

Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors. 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.

We are also accepting submissions for the “Reconciliation” poetry contest (judges: Tammy Ho and Jason Lee) and the special poetry section “Hong Kong Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon”.

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 – Sixth Anniversary Issue (March 2014)

due out in March 2014.


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
 is now calling for submissions for the Sixth Anniversary Issue, scheduled for publication in March 2014.

Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 1 September, 2013 15 September 2013.

Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors. 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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Fatty Goes to China – book launch – Wednesday 20 June 2012 – 7-30pm – Revival, 783 College Street, Toronto

Fatty Goes to China

FICTION
150 PAGES, 5 X 7
FORMATS: TRADE PAPER
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)
ISBN 9781926639482
RIGHTS: WOR
We at Cha are very happy to announce that Associate Editor Royston Tester‘s second collection of stories, Fatty Goes to China, will be launched tomorrow! If you are in the area  (see details below), do join the party! We have the honour to feature the title story from this collection in the March 2012 issue of Cha – and we highly recommend this book!

BOOK LAUNCH
Date & time:
Wednesday 19 June 2012; 7:30pm onwards
Venue:
Revival Bar 
(783, College street, Toronto, Canada)
Publisher:
Tightrope Books
Where is Royston?: 
Website | Facebook 
Where to buy Fatty Goes to China?:
iPg Books | Amazon



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Cha – Call for Submissions – Fifth Anniversary Issue (December 2012)

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due out in December 2012.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its Fifth Anniversary Issue (Issue # 19).

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, 2012.

Cha Associate Editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with co-editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback. The issue will include the winning stories of our first flash fiction contest (open for submissions until 15 July) as well as a special feature on Hong Kong poetry, curated by Tammy. 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at editors@asiancha.com.
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New updates on 3 Cha contributors: Rumjhum Biswas, Bob Bradshaw and Royston Tester

Rumjhum Biswas

Rumjhum Biswas‘s poem “The Fish, The Sea, and Me”, previously published in Contemporary Rhyme, is now reprinted in Wisdom Crieth Without. The poem has this line: ‘There, right there, I found a fish on the sand’. What will happen to this fish? Read on.  
|| See Rumjhum Biswas’s Cha profile. 

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Bob Bradshaw

Bob Bradshaw’s poem “Coleridge” is now published in the May 2012 issue of Red River Review. Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother appear in the poem too.
|| Read Bob Bradshaw’s Cha profile.

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Royston Tester

 Congratulations to Cha‘s Associate Editor Royston Tester! His second collection of short fiction, Fatty Goes to China, published by Tightrope Books, will be launched on 20 June 2012  (7pm) at Revival, on College Street  in Toronto’s Little Italy. The title story “Fatty Goes to China” was published in the March 2012 issue of Cha.
|| Read Royston Tester’s Cha profile.

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Royston Tester’s story named finalist in Malahat Review’s Open Season Awards

Congratulations to Royston Tester! His story “Four Gentlemen and a Comfort Woman” has been named a finalist in Malahat Review‘s annual Open Seasons Awards competition. “Four Gentlemen and a Comfort Woman” is from Royston’s forthcoming collection Fatty Goes to China (Tightrope Books). We are honoured to have the opportunity to feature the title story “Fatty Goes to China” in the February/March 2012 issue of Cha in the “Excerpt” section.
Royston is Cha‘s regular guest editor and he has been jury member for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize and first reader for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. 

On Monday February 13th, Royston will be reading from Fatty Goes to China at The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Street. The night is organized by Tightrope Books and is called ‘Valentine/Anti-Valentine/Love/Heartbreak’ readings.

Fatty Goes to China: Royston Tester reads | 25 August, 2011

Author Royston Tester Reading at the Opposite House


Reading
 :: 7pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011
Venue :: Atrium of The Opposite House
[limited seating available to the first 40 guests]
Where is ‘home’? Does an adopted one matter? Who’s adopting whom? In these eleven richly varied stories, set in and around a Beijing railway station, in a downtown Toronto neighborhood, in Berlin and Buchenwald, in England and in Romania, Fatty Goes to China explores the precarious lives of an accident-prone Chinese construction worker with a dark and violent secret, a Romanian carpenter with a ‘deathcamp hangover’ who finds that his teddy-bear named ‘Seriously’ is his harshest critic, a fatally ill Canadian artist who remains in Beijing after the 2008 Olympics and develops a surprising friendship, a teenaged KFC waitress who is tricked by an American student, a malingering heir who visits his childhood home in England for “the shoebox,” a grieving barber who, after risking his life, makes a gruesome discovery about his Czech lover, and a Chinese couple who make a shocking, last-minute decision about their adoptive child. Written in original, humorous, and innovative ways, these unforgettable narratives expose the risks in finding shelter in unaccommodating places.
Royston Tester [roystontester.com], is a British-Canadian short story writer who is currently an artist-in-residence at Red Gate [redgateresidency.com]. He is also the guest-editor for Hong Kong based Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Tester’s short story, ‘A Beijing Minute,’ to be read at The Opposite House, is from Fatty Goes to China, and has recently been published in the Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore.
This event is organized by Red Gate Gallery in collaboration with The Opposite House, Beijing.
Address
The Opposite House, 11 Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing
tel/fax: +86 6417 6688



Read Royston Tester’s Cha profile.

Bernard Henrie, Royston Tester and Gilbert Koh in QLRS

The January 2011 issue of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore is live! Read Bernard Henrie’s poems “President Obama at Xavier’s College, India” and “I Was Only a Chambermaid”; Royston Tester’s short story, “Bird on a High Branch” (written when he was a resident at the Red Gate Gallery (Beijing) between 2008-2010); and finally, Gilbert Koh’s review of Chandran Nai’s Reaching for Stones.

  • Bernard Henrie’s poetry was published in Issue 9 of Cha
  • Read Royston Tester’s Cha profile.
  • Gilbert Koh’s poetry was published in Issue 4 of Cha and his poem “Not Home” was discussed here.

CHA — Call for Submissions — Fourth Anniversary Issue




Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its November 2011 issue (Issue #15). 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, 2011.

Cha‘s regular guest editor Royston Tester (prose) and poet Robert E. Wood (poetry) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with co-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 are also accepting submissions for “The China Issue” due out in June 2011. More details are available here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at editors@asiancha.com.

CHA Beijing Launch at The Bookworm

Cha will be launched in Beijing by current guest editor Royston Tester.

Host: The bookworm Beijing
Location: Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing
Date: Monday 31st August
Time: 7.30pm
ADMISSION FREE
(By conincidence, the Beijing launch will be occuring during the city’s Biennale.)


A Double Literary Celebration! Joint launch of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Small Anchor Press and Dashan’s first bilingual chapbook series

Join us tonight to explore two great new Asian literary projects. Cha is an online literary journal collating fiction, poetry, reviews, non fiction prose and photographs from across Asia. Its brand new edition, guest edited by Royston Tester is available NOW at http://www.asiancha.com/. Royston joins us tonight for an informal launch of the new edition. Drop by to say hello, to hear more about the Cha project and to learn how you can submit work to be considered for Cha‘s Winter 2009 edition.

In our Double Literary Celebration tonight, we’re also very pleased to present a brand new series of bilingual chapbooks, co-produced by Small Anchor Press and Dashan International, an organisation set up in Sichuan in the wake of last year’s earthquake, to create sustainable economic development opportunities in the area. Tonight Jen Hyde of Small Anchor Press, and some of the collections’ featured writers, will be on hand to discuss the project.
Read Royston Tester’s Cha profile.