Cha contributors win Best Short Writing in the World 2011

Congratulations to Robert Masterson. His poignant poem “The Distance Between These Things” wins Fleeting Magazine’s Best Short Writing in the World 2011. Robert will receive a year’s subscription to Stack, a personalised monthly selection of the best independent magazines from the UK, Europe and America.

Marc Vincenz wins third place with his social critique poem “While Facing the Urinal” and he will receive three months’ subscription to Stack.

Vineet Kaul and Alistair Noon were finalists.

Fleeting publishes short fiction and poetry that is daring, erudite, amusing and infectious. They are accepting open submissions now.

  • Robert Masterson’s poetry will be featured in the fourth anniversary issue of Cha, due out in November 2011.
  • Marc Vincenz’s poetry was published in Issue 10 of Cha.
  • Vineet Kaul’s poetry was published in Issue #13 of Cha.
  • Alistair Noon’s poetry and creative non-fiction were published in issue #2 of Cha. His poem “The Expat Partner: An Email” is discussed here.

Bob Bradshaw, Vineet Kaul and Changming Yuan in Loch Raven Review

Cha contributors Bob Bradshaw, Vineet Kaul and Changming Yuan have new work published in the Summer 2011 issue of Loch Raven Review. Read Bob’s “Pluto”,Vineet’s “Beauty is the Beguile in the Eye of the Beholder” and “The Kit and Caboodle of Collective Silence” and Changming’s “Bodhi Meditation”.

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.