#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

“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 "Addiction" Poetry Contest

ADDICTION A Cha Poetry contest This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal on the theme of “Addiction”. 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: 1 August 2016 PRIZES: First: HK$500, Second: HK$300, Third: HK$150, Highly Commended (up to 5): HK$100 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All winning poems (including the … Continue reading Cha "Addiction" Poetry Contest

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)

"Observations" — ASIAN CHA Issue 32 Editorial

My love for you is not like new linens—nice for the first week but shrinking after the first wash. “If” is the French for yew. A coniferous tree. I wish I knew who sent me this dream: “Tammy (or Lai-Ming?), I had a dream about you last night. You were managing a restaurant and were very busy. I couldn’t understand why you would become a … Continue reading "Observations" — ASIAN CHA Issue 32 Editorial

"Peculiar Imperatives" — ASIAN CHA Issue 31 Editorial

I am a proud, obsessive aunt. I ask my sisters to tag me whenever they post pictures and videos of my niece and nephew on Facebook. These are the notifications I love to receive the most. I play the videos over and over and I often have a few pictures of my little relatives open on my laptop when I am preparing for a lecture, … Continue reading "Peculiar Imperatives" — ASIAN CHA Issue 31 Editorial

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poems on the theme of “Distance” for the June 2016 issue of Cha

PLEASE READ THE SELECTED POEMS HERE. In collaboration with Health in Action, a Hong Kong charity that promotes community health and wellbeing through the empowerment of the underprivileged, Cha is publishing a special section of poetry on the theme of “Distance” in its June 2016 issue. The publication of the special section will coincide with Health in Action’s Refugee Week Art Movement (week of 20 … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poems on the theme of “Distance” for the June 2016 issue of Cha