#WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Introduction

Writers Resist in Hong Kong | Sunday 15 January 2017 Tammy Ho Lai-Ming Good afternoon to you all and thank you for coming. This reading, co-organised by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, is part of the global #WRITERSRESIST initiative, which is taking place all over the United States, as well as in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Vancouver, and in Hong … Continue reading #WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Introduction

#WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Readers

Find out more about #WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong by clicking here. Runyu Huang 黃潤宇,青年寫作者,江蘇無錫人,現於香港就讀。寫詩寫文,作品偶見於香港媒體、藝文刊物如《明報·世紀版》、《字花》等。 Akin Jeje, originally from Canada, now lives in Hong Kong. His works have been published and featured in Canada and Hong Kong. His poetry collection Smoked Pearl was a semi-finalist for the 2009 International Proverse Prize, and published by Proverse Hong Kong in 2010. Jeje’s most recent publication was in issue … Continue reading #WRITERSRESIST in Hong Kong — Readers

Issue #34 of Cha is HERE.

The Ninth Anniversary Issue of Cha is now available. We would like to thank Associate Editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (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. The issue also features pieces by writers from A-FESTIVAL and Peel Street Poetry. The editorial, … Continue reading Issue #34 of Cha is HERE.

“You Always Collected Lovely and Violent Things” — ASIAN CHA Issue 34 Editorial

‘Send me a postcard darling. How can I make you understand?’ —Shocking Blue In Chris Marker’s 1982 film, Sans Soleil, the female narrator whom we never see—Alexandra Stewart in the English version—reads, in a simultaneously insistent and soothing voice, fragments of letters from a travelling filmmaker against the backdrop of footage from Japan and Africa, two seemingly contrasting worlds that share some deep resonances. These … Continue reading “You Always Collected Lovely and Violent Things” — ASIAN CHA Issue 34 Editorial

Cha — Call for Submissions — “Writing Japan” Issue (June 2017)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now accepting submissions for “Writing Japan,” an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan. Our special issue “Writing Japan” encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and … Continue reading Cha — Call for Submissions — “Writing Japan” Issue (June 2017)

Cha — Call for Submissions — Issue 35 (March 2017)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for Issue 35, scheduled for publication in March 2017. Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 December 2016. Ankur Agarawal (poetry) and Michael Gray (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors Tamara Ho and Jeff Zroback. … Continue reading Cha — Call for Submissions — Issue 35 (March 2017)

“Characters Under the Cantonese Umbrella” — ASIAN CHA Issue 33 Editorial

‘The umbrella’s enigma remains unsolved.’ —Jean Baudrillard, Fragments, p. 79. In If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, Italo Calvino wrote of “this world dense with writing that surrounds us on all sides.” This was an apt description of the experience of having visited the Umbrella Movement protest sites in Hong Kong in 2014. Writing, drawings, signs, symbols could be seen “on all sides.” Much … Continue reading “Characters Under the Cantonese Umbrella” — ASIAN CHA Issue 33 Editorial

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 – Call for Submissions – Ninth Anniversary Issue (December 2016)

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for the Ninth Anniversary Issue, scheduled for publication in December 2016. Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found here. Deadline: 15 September 2016. Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with the editors … Continue reading Cha – Call for Submissions – Ninth Anniversary Issue (December 2016)