Southeast Asia has been a region long divided not only by geographical and cultural boundaries but by the question of identity and belonging. One anthology will attempt to present the shades of contemporary Southeast Asian experiences of cultural/sexual identity, globalization, immigrant/expatriate experience, third culture phenomena, and new technologies, among others.
The call for submissions is open to Southeast Asian writers and translators under 40 years old. The anthology will focus on works dealing with contemporary themes, or employing new forms in poetry; prose (fiction, travelogues, essays, blogs, text, etc); drama (one-act plays, short screen/teleplays); graphic arts and comics (under 30 pages long); and everything in between—literary experiments as well as genre works (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, etc, or combinations thereof). Works must be limited to 8,000 words and must be in English (translations must be accompanied by the original text). Previously published works are also welcome.
Please send submissions to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org , as attachments in MS Word document format. Please include a short bionote, email address, photo, web links and contact information, as well as the copyright notice for previously published and soon-to-be published work.
The anthology editors are Francezca Kwe (Philippines), Jerome Kugan (Malaysia), Mervin Espina (Philippines) and Rizadini (Indonesia).
The deadline has been extended to 8 November 2007 for the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, and for Southeast Asians based abroad.