Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: CHA ASIAN LITERARY JOURNAL (Issue 18)

Via Asia Writes:

Deadline: 15 June 2012

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is now calling for submissions for its August/September 2012 issue (Issue # 18).

Please send in (preferably Asian-themed) poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, photography & art for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found below. Deadline: 15 June, 2012.

Former contributors Ivy Alvarez (poetry) and Berit Ellingsen (prose) will act as guest editors and read the submissions with co-editors Tammy Ho and Jeff Zroback. Please contact Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at if you want to review a book or have a book reviewed in the journal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to any of the Cha staff at


Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

We are currently accepting submissions for Issue #18, to be published in August/September 2012. Deadline: 15 June. Any submissions received after this date will be considered for Issue #18, to be published in November 2012.

Please read the guidelines below carefully before you submit work to us.


If you would like to submit a book (or books) for us to review, please contact our Reviews Editor Eddie Tay at If you want to review a book for Cha, please also write to Tay for further information.


-Poetry: 1 to 4 poems; no more than 60 lines each
-Fiction and creative non-fiction: 1 to 2 pieces; 100 to 5000 words each
-Photography & art: 1 to 5 pieces
-“Lost Teas”: Works from any of the above genres which have been previously published in journals/magazines that have now folded. If submitting for “Lost Teas”, please include the periodical and issue/date the work appeared. Please note that this is the only place we accept reprints.


-Apart from “Lost Teas” submissions (see above), all work must be original and previously unpublished
-Send submissions via email to or use this submission form
-If you are sending your works in an email, the subject line should read “Cha Submission – Genre – Your name” and all writings should be included in the body of the email (i.e. no attachments)
-If you are sending us a piece of travel writing, please also consider inserting images to the piece. Here is an example
-Submit all visual work in jpeg format
-Include a brief biography (no more than 100 words)
-Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but notify us as soon as possible if a piece is accepted for publication elsewhere


Although we are very willing to comment on published works (see A Cup of Fine Tea), please note that we are unable to provide feedback on all submitted pieces.


Authors retain all rights. We would appreciate it, however, if you indicate that your work was first published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal in any subsequent publication.


We regret we are unable to pay our contributors at this time.


Within 4 months. Please query after this time has lapsed.


Cha commits to nominating contributors’ work for awards and recognition. Nominations are announced on the Cha blog.


For inquiries:

For submissions: or use thissubmission form



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