Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sapling interviews Eddie Tay

Eddie Tay, Reviews Editor of Cha, is interviewed by Sapling, a weekly newsletter about the world of independent publishing published by Black Lawrence Press. Each issue of Sapling is packed with useful information including
a literary contest currently accepting submissions; a profile of a literary journal or magazine; a profile of an independent press; an interview with a writer or editor (topics range from how to craft a convincing pitch to whether an MFA is integral to becoming an established author); a Q&A, where BLP editors will answer questions submitted by readers (recent example: What should poets look for in a contract?); and a closing note featuring the successes of our subscribers. 
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In Eddie's interview (see below -- courtesy of Sapling), he talks about what he looks for in book reviews, the Hong Kong literary scene, A Cup of Fine Tea, his opinion on 'real Asia', the important thing about Cha for him, his different roles as reviews editor, events organizer, academic and poet, and lastly, the books that impressed him in 2010. 


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