Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest — Finalists





The Other Side

A Cha Poetry contest
http://www.asiancha.com
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “The Other Side”.

SHORTLISTED POETS
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Judges:

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, a Hong Kong-born poet, is founding co-editor of Cha. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octávio Paz.
  • Vinita Agrawal, author of Words Not Spoken, is a Mumbai-based, award winning-poet and writer. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 and awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest twice.
Prizes:
  • First: £30, Second: £20, 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 March 2015 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader living in Australia.

Previous Cha contests:


Cha "The Other Side" Poetry Contest





The Other Side

A Cha Poetry contest
http://www.asiancha.com
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems on the theme of “The Other Side”.

::: SEE THE FINALISTS HERE ::: 
::: SEE THE WINNERS HERE :::

Judges:

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, a Hong Kong-born poet, is founding co-editor of Cha. Her latest project is Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octávio Paz.
  • Vinita Agrawal, author of Words Not Spoken, is a Mumbai-based, award winning-poet and writer. She was nominated for the Best of the Net Awards 2011 and awarded first prize in the Wordweavers Contest 2014, commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 and won the 2014 Hour of Writes Contest twice.

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  • Poems must be previously unpublished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 February 2015
Prizes:
  • First: £30, Second: £20, 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 March 2015 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader living in Australia.
Submission:
  • Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “The Other Side”.
  • 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:


New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Nabina Das, Reid Mitchell, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Ricky Garni and Vinita Agrawal

Nabina Das

“Eyes”, a short story by Nabina Das, is now available in Open Road Review. A squall gets the power out.
|| Nabina Das’s poetry was published in Issue #10 of Cha.



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Reid Mitchell

“Sea Shells”, a new poem by Reid Mitchell, is featured in Reprint Poetry. What if the circus arrives?
|| Read Reid Mitchell’s Cha profile.


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Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s  “[A MECHANICAL BEEPING FILLS THE SPACE]” is available in DIAGRAM. A woman touches her eyes with a white tissue.
|| Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s poetry was published in issue #15 of Cha. 

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Ricky Garni
Ricky Garni‘s poem “Barbara Stanwyck” is available in Commas and Colons. Would do anything to please a man.
 || Ricky Garni’s poem “Literal Translation of Korean Ideograms” was published in Issue #16 of Cha and was creatively responded on A Cup of Fine Tea. His poem “Tarsier” was published in Issue #18 of Cha and was discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea.

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Vinita Agrawal
Vinita Agrawal’s poem “Mortakka”is included in the anthology entitled The Poetry of Yoga, which was released to mark the special date of 12/12/12 by One Community. More information about The Poetry of Yoga can be found here. Half the proceeds from the book will go to One Community. 
 || Vinita Agrawal’s poetry was published in Issue #16 and Issue #17 of Cha.

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New updates on 6 Cha contributors: Patrick Donnelly, Mag Tan Yee Mei, Vinita Agrawal, Wendy Xu, Nicolette Wong and Dena Rash Guzman

Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly‘s “In Which I Explain Why I Set the Fire” and “Poem Contradicting the Previous Poem” are now published in Plume. Read the poems hereThere was no fire. There was never any fire.
||  Patrick Donnelly and Stephen D. Miller’s poetry was published in issue #8 of Cha.


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Mag Tan Yee Mei and Vinita Agrawal 

Mag Tan Yee Mei’s two stories “The Musician and the Muse” and “The Lampblacker” and Vinita Agrawal’s poem “Thoughts” are now available in the latest issue of Fox Chase Review
|| See Mag Tan’s Cha profile. 
|| Vinita Agrawal’s poetry was published in Issue #16 and Issue #17 of Cha.


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Wendy Xu

Three poems by Wendy Xu – “YOU THINK YOU ARE SOMETHING LESS REAL THAN YOU ARE”, “WE ARE BOTH SURE TO DIE” and “WE ARE BOTH SURE TO DIE” – are now published in the new edition of Diagram
|| Wendy Xu’s poetry was published in Issue #16 of Cha. 


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Nicolette Wong and Dena Rash Guzman

Nicolette Wong’s “The Runaway Conductor” and Dena Rash Guzman’s “Pages Apocalypse” and “Moon Baby Eats Lunch In Shanghai” are included in the September 2012 issue of Thrush Poetry Journal
|| Nicolette Wong’s short stories were published in Issue #1 and Issue #6 of Cha.
|| Dena Rash Guzman’s poetry was published in Issue #15 and Issue #16 of Cha.


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