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.


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

New updates on 5 Cha contributors: W.F. Lantry, Ricky Garni, Vaughan Rapatahana, Berit Ellingsen and Shivani Sivagurunathan

W.F. Lantry

Two stories by W.F. Lantry are now featured in Curly Red Stories. Read “Reason for Being” and “Desire” and if you like them, leave a comment. 
|| Read W.F. Lantry’s Cha profile. 


Ricky Garni

Ricky Garni’s poem “Seven Old Ladies” is published in the second issue of A Baker’s Dozen (you need to scroll down to read the piece). Is it a good idea to take blood pressure medicine? Can you think of any good medicine? Maybe Ricky can answer the second question in his next poem.

|| Ricky Garni’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha. 

Vaughan Rapatahana

Vaughan Rapatahana’s book Philosophical (a)Musings: Colin Wilson, Me + the Meaning of Life is now available. This is a collection of Vaughan’s reviews of books by Colin Wilson, author of the seminal The Outsider (1956) and England’s leading Existentialist philosopher, as well as his extrapolations from the ideas of Wilson into the realms of original metaphysical philosophy.  
|| Vaughan Rapatahana’s poetry was published in Issue #8 of Cha.

Berit Ellingsen
Berit Ellingsen‘s story “Thaumiel’s Ears” is included in the first issue of Cutaway Magazine. Learn more about this publication here.
|| Read Berit Ellingsen’s Cha profile.

Shivani Sivagurunathan
Shivani Sivagurunathan‘s poem “Day at the Mosque” is now published in Construction Magazine. It has this haunting line: ‘Who can say that the time is coming, has come, or is here?’
|| Shivani Sivagurunathan’s stories were published in Issue #13 and Issue #15 of Cha and her poetry was published in Issue #16 of the journal. 


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.


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. 

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!


=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)


=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.