Sunday 25 November 2012

CHA Issue #19 Goes Live


The November 2012 issue of Cha is now available. We would like to thank guest editors Arthur Leung (poetry) and Royston Tester (prose) for reading the submissions with us. We would also like to thank Reviews Editor Eddie Tay for another fine selection of book reviews and Reid Mitchell for reading the pieces for the "Misinterpretation" Flash Fiction Contest.

The issue:

"One Hundred Years of Karma" 
- by Tammy Ho

Poetry [Link]
Stephanie Guo, Andrew Barker, W.F. Lantry, Nicholas Francis, Evelyn A. So, Robert E. Wood, Lisa Low, Ken Turner, Rachael Lum, Bob Bradshaw

Hong Kong Feature  [Link]
introduced by Tammy Ho

Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Kit Fan, Eddie Tay, Arthur Leung, Jason Hun Eng Lee, Belle Ling, Jennifer Wong

Fiction [Link]
Xie Shi Min, Grace Andreacchi, Dorothy Place, Xenia Taiga, Saranyan BV

"Misinterpretation" Flash Fiction Contest - Winners [Link]
Tom Mangoine, Angelo B. Ancheta, Hema S. Raman

Creative non-fiction [Link]
Saptarshi Basu

Lost teas [Link]
Anubha Yadav

Photography & art [Link]
Kevin Chan, Sean Lotman, Marie Yip Wai Shan, Franky Lau (cover artist), Matthew Wong, Bo Wong

Book reviews [Link]
Michael Tsang, Viki Holmes, John Wall Barger, Carolyn Lau, Glen Jennings, William B. Noseworthy

Full list of contributors.

We are now accepting submissions for Issue #20, which is scheduled for February 2013. Marc Vincenz (poetry) and Kaitlin Solimine (prose) will help select the submissions. Deadline: 15 December. If you are interested in having your work considered for publication in Cha, please read our submission guidelines.



This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems about "Betrayal".  


  • Tammy Ho is a Hong Kong-born poet. She is a founding co-editor of Cha and an assistant editor of Fleeting Magazine
  • Andrew Barker is the creator of the online lecture website Mycroft, where examples of his poetry lectures can be seen. He is the author of the poetry collection snowblind: from my protective colouring (Chameleon Press) and holds a PhD in American Literature and an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature. He currently teaches at the University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University. 
  • 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  • Poems must be previously unpublished.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:
  • 15 January 2013
  • First: £85, Second: £55, Third: £35, Highly Commended (up to 5): £15 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2013 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader from the San Francisco Bay Area. 
  • Submissions should be sent to with the subject line "Betrayal".
  • Poems must be sent in the body of the email.
  • Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words.

Tell us what you think about the new issue in a comment below. 

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