Melissa De Silva’s “Meeting with the Sea” is a finalist in Best of the Net 2016

We are pleased to announce that Melissa De Silva’s “Meeting with the Sea”, first published in the June 2016 issue of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, is a finalist of Best of the Net 2016. You can read “Meeting with the Sea” here. Melissa De Silva has enjoyed a career in magazine journalism in Singapore. She has had short stories published in The Wilderness House Literary … Continue reading Melissa De Silva’s “Meeting with the Sea” is a finalist in Best of the Net 2016

Cha’s Best of the Net 2016 Nominations: Prose

We are happy to announce that the following two short stories and two creative non-fiction pieces, first published in Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2016 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck! SHORT STORIES “Dost-e-Whisky and Me” by Bashir Sakhawarz (Issue 30, December 2015) | Bashir Sakhawarz is an award-winning poet and novelist. His first … Continue reading Cha’s Best of the Net 2016 Nominations: Prose

Cha’s Best of the Net 2016 Nominations: Poetry

We are happy to announce that the following six poems, selected from the September 2015, December 2015, March 2016 and June 2016 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2016 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck! “Visiting the Island of the Goddess of Democracy” by Henry Wei Leung (Issue 32, June 2016) | Henry … Continue reading Cha’s Best of the Net 2016 Nominations: Poetry

CHA’s Best of the Net 2015 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces, selected from the September 2014, December 2014, March 2015 and June 2015 issues of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2015 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck! P  O  E  T  R  Y || “WHERE ARE THE GANDERS?” by Daryl … Continue reading CHA’s Best of the Net 2015 Nominations

CHA’s Best of the Net 2014 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the December 2013, March 2014 and June 2014 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2014 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck!     Poetry 1. “The Wonton Noodle Seller” by Daryl Lim Wei Jie (June 2014)2. “A Contingent of … Continue reading CHA’s Best of the Net 2014 Nominations

CHA’s Best of the Net 2013 Nominations

The End of Summer, oil on canvas, 142 x 205 cm (by Mia Funk) We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the September 2012, March 2013, and June 2012 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2013 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck! –// POETRY  1. ‘We’ by … Continue reading CHA’s Best of the Net 2013 Nominations

CHA’s Best of the Net 2012 Nominations

We are happy to announce that the following pieces of work, selected from the July 2011, November 2011, March 2012 and June 2012 issues of Cha, have been nominated by us for inclusion in Best of the Net Anthology 2012 (published by Sundress). Congratulations to these writers and good luck! || Arthur Leung, “Earthen Houses” (issue #14, July 2011) || Read an analysis of the poem here || || Robert … Continue reading CHA’s Best of the Net 2012 Nominations

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! –– –Poetry– =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” … Continue reading Best of the Net 2011 Nominations

Cha contributor Lillian Kwok selected as finalist for Best of the Net 2010

Lillian Kwok We are very happy to announce that Lillian Kwok’s poem “Departure”, first published in Issue #8 of Cha, was selected as a Finalist for Best of the Net (2010). “Departure” was the very first poem we discussed on A Cup of Fine Tea. Apart from “Departure”, we also published Lillian’s “Yilan” in Issue #9 of the journal.  Last year, Iris A. Law’s poem “Circumnavigation”, … Continue reading Cha contributor Lillian Kwok selected as finalist for Best of the Net 2010

Best of the Net 2010 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 2010, published by Sundress Publications. Congratulations to these writers and good luck! – – Poetry =Rosanna Oh, “Etude” (issue #11, May 2010) =Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, “Suicide Note” Read an analysis of the poem here.(issue #10, Feb. 2010) =Papa Osumbal, “A Bum’s Demise” … Continue reading Best of the Net 2010 Nominations