We are pleased to announce that the second anniversary issue of Cha has now been launched. It features a new editorial reflecting on the journal's first two years written by co-editor Jeff Zroback. The following writers/artists have generously allowed us to showcase their work: Ankur Agarwal, Viona Au Yeung, Steve Ausherman, Iain S. Baird, Bob Bradshaw, Caroline Bird, Drew Calvert, Kevin Chan, Stuart Christie, Melody S. Gee, Bernard Henrie, Arlene Kim, Lillian Kwok, Mark Malby, Edgar Y.B. Mao, Reid Mitchell, Moira Moody, Aryanil Mukherjee, Kristine Ong Muslim, Priyadarshi Patnaik, Craig Santos Perez, Donna Pucciani, Kate Rogers, Vera Schwarcz, Kirpal Singh, Lee Minh Sloca, C. P. Stewart, Ira Sukrungruang, Phoebe Tsang, Alice Tsay, Anna Yin and Yong Shu Hoong.
We would like to thank our guest editors Reid Mitchell (poetry) and Jonathan Mendelsohn (prose) who read the submissions with us. They were the perfect readers: opinionated, patient and insightful. We would also like to point out that our Reviews section, under the strong leadership of our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay, continues to grow. If you have a book you would like reviewed or you would like to review a book, please contact Eddie at email@example.com.
We would also like to officially welcome two former contributors and guest editors to our regular staff. Reid Mitchell has agreed to be Cha’s Consulting Editor; he has been helping us with the journal since its inception and is instrumental in the running of Cha. Bob Bradshaw is now our valued Tea Taster for our A Cup of Fine Tea critique column. Bob consistently provides us with his insightful comments on the work we select to discuss. Cha is run entirely on a voluntary basis and we are really grateful to have Reid and Bob on board to help make the journal better.
Finally, our tenth issue is due out in February 2010. We are very happy to say that we have our first female guest editor! Poet and three-time Cha contributor Gillian Sze will lend us her expertise to select work for the next issue. The deadline for submissions is January 10th. If you have a piece you think would be right for Cha, please do not hesitate to submit.
We hope that you enjoy the new issue.
Tammy Ho & Jeff Zroback