Friday 24 January 2014

Cha "Void" Poetry Contest - Shortlist


A Cha Poetry contest

We have now selected the fifteen short-listed poems for Cha's "Void" poetry contest. The finalists will be announced when the March 2014 issue of the journal (the belated Sixth Anniversary Issue) goes live. 
We are currently accepting general submissions for the June 2014 issue. 
  • Amit Shankar Saha, "Aphasia" 
  • Arlene Yandug, "Coming Back to the Island"
  • Ashley Dean, "Mirroring"
  • Astha Gupta, "Chapter One"
  • B.B.P. Hosmillo, "Our Exits Pursued"
  • Catherine Edmunds, "Where the Red Stone Crumbles"
  • Hao Guang, "Drafts"
  • Joshua Burns, "Cinematic Excess"
  • Leonadrea Tan, "Full"
  • Maj Ikle, "The City Park" 
  • Marco Yan, "A Holiday"
  • Richard L. Provencher, "A Long, Long Time Ago"
  • Richard L. Provencher, "No More Space for the Pain"
  • Vinita Agrawal, "The Little Ones" 
  • Zhang Jieqiang, "Showdown"

The judges:
  • Tammy Ho is a Hong Kong-born poet. She is a founding co-editor of Cha and the marketing director of Fleeting Books
  • Daryl Yam is an aspiring writer of both prose and poetry, studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. He is currently working on his first collection of short stories and poems. You can learn more about him and his previous work here
  • First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £15, Highly Commended (up to 5): £10 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the Sixth Anniversary Issue of Cha, due out in March 2014. 
The prizes were generously donated by a reader from London, UK.
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