The March 2015 Issue of Cha is HERE.

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The March 2015 Issue of Cha is HERE

The delayed March 2015 Issue of Cha is here. We would like to thank guest editors Dorothy Chan (poetry) and David Raphael Israel (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together the new edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for the fine selection of book reviews and Vinita Agrawal for reading the contest poems and writing a commentary. The issue includes an editorial titled “A Wintry Hypothesis” by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.

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

The Other Side Poetry: Xi Xi, Jennifer Feeley, Lian-Hee Wee, Louise Ho, Ting Wei Tai, Stephen Cloud, Joshua Burns, Michael Gray, Deborah Guzzi, Martin Kovan 
“The Other Side” poetry contest winners: Arian Tejano, Arup K Chatterjee, B.B.P. Hosmillo, Lachlan Brown, Ken Jackson, Aditi Rao, Brian Ng, Carissa Ma
Fiction: Henry Wei Leung, Kyra Ballesteros, Charles Hayes, Fatima Lim-Wilson 
Creative non-fiction: Christopher Hill
Photography & art: Eddie Tay, Edgar Yuanbo Mao (cover artist), John Fredricks
Reviews: Elen Turner, Alice Tsay, Chloe Li, Arielle Stambler, Emily Chow  

Our next issue, Issue 28, will be published in June 2015. We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 29, scheduled for September 2015. If you are interested in having your work considered for inclusion in Cha, please read our submission guidelines carefully.

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CHA Issue #23 goes live

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The belated Sixth Anniversary Issue of Cha (March 2014) is here. We would like to thank guest editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) for reading the submissions with us and helping us put together a great edition. We would also like to thank Eddie Tay for another fine selection of book reviews and Daryl Yam for reading the contest poems and writing a commentary on why we chose the poems. The issue includes an editorial by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming titled “Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women”.


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

Poetry: Reid Mitchell, B.B.P. Hosmillo, Renée M. Schell, Edward Ragg, Bryan Thao Worra, Mingjuan Tan, Reihana Robinson, Amy Uyematsu, Deborah Guzzi, Jenna Le, Ranu Uniyal, Suzanne Hermanoczki, Eileen Chong 
“Void” poetry contest winners: Catherine Edmunds, Richard L. Provencher, Arlene Yandug, Maj Ikle, Hao Guang Tse, Leondrea Tan, Amit Shankar Saha 
Fiction: Mark Crimmins, Sreedhevi Iyer, Peter Phillips, Peabody Winston 
Creative non-fiction: Mary J. Breen, Amanda Faye Lacson, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Excerpts: Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Christopher Taylor 
Interviews
: Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang, Shaily Sahay
Lost tea: Fehmida Zakeer
Photography & art: Hu Jiamin (cover artist), Johanna Audiffred, Eddie Tay, Jyoti Omi Chowdhury 
Reviews & essays: John Wall Barger, William Noseworthy, Shaily Sahay, Emma Zhang, Bhanumati Mishra, Cecilia Chan, Elen Turner, Vaughan Rapatahana 

Our next issue is due out in late June 2014. We are currently accepting submissions for the September 2014 issue. 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 Flash Fiction Contest – shortlist

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Below is the shortlist for Cha‘s “Misinterpretation” Flash Fiction Contest. The three winning stories will be announced presently and published in the Fifth Anniversary Issue of Cha
Shortlisted entries:
-“Eclipsed” by Angelo B. Ancheta
-“My Bhua” by Hema.S.Raman
-“Dangerous Singing” by Rupprecht Mayer
-“Carol” by Stephanie Davies
-“People are Fundamental” by Tom Mangione
-“Happily Ever after” by Twish Mukherjee
Prizes:
-First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20 (Payable through Paypal.)
-All three winning pieces will receive first publication in a special section in the fifth anniversary issue of Cha, due out in December 2012.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader in San Jose, USA.
Judges:
-Reid Mitchell [profile]
-Tammy Ho [profile]