Born to be the Boss Startup Conference Thursday, 29 November 2018 theDesk, 20/F Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Today, in order to manage our writing careers, we need to be entrepreneurs. In fact, many authors and writers who dive into the publishing world soon discover they are running a business. Some refer to it as the rise of the “author entrepreneur”, but either way to be an effective business owner [...]
Relocating from Singapore to Tokyo and then to Hong Kong within a year in 2007 wasn’t easy for my family of four. But realizing we might stick around for at least a few years allowed me to settle in. I picked up brushes and canvases from the art store in Wan Chai and began the artistic journey that I had originally contemplated while living in the US in 2000. My first exhibit [...]
Many thanks to Christine Loh and Peter Gordon for a fascinating discussion about the merits of publishing short books as a way of sharing ideas with a community. We're looking forward to reading No Third Person and reflecting on Christine Loh and Richard Cullen's thoughts on the way forward for Hong Kong. It will be a quick but fascinating read! Look out for other titles in the series: Journey to the West [...]
Thank you to Meg Wolitzer for joining us at the FCC on 9 November for a glass of wine and an engaging conversation about the writing life!
We have received a healthy number of submissions for Imprint 18 but would like more to round out the anthology. If you have not yet had the chance to submit, we hope you will now. Please share the extended deadline with your writing community. New Submission Deadline: 22 October 2018 For more information, go to the Submit to Imprint page on the WiPS website. N.B. We have started editing this year’s submissions and are impressed with what we have [...]
Hong Kong Living, the publisher of Southside, Sai Kung and MidLevels magazines, is seeking submissions of children's Christmas themed stories for the December issue(s). They are also looking for illustrators for the stories as well. Deadline: 1 Nov 2018 Word count: 1000 - 1500 max The story must be based on locations such as: Southside magazine story ( Shek O - Pokfulam) Sai Kung magazine story (Sai Kung based) Mid-Levels magazine story ( Central [...]
Phillipa Milne at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival has kindly offered WiPS members discounted tickets to the Susie Orbach luncheon, Fat is a Feminist Issue, on Saturday, 10 November. The lunch starts at noon and finishes at 1.30 pm, and will dovetail nicely with the day ticket that they have offered us. The cost of the ticket will be HKD750 (originally HKD1000) and will be held at Old Bailey, the restaurant at Tai Kwun Centre [...]
Wednesday, 26 September at the FCC Many thanks to Celia Claase for a wonderful evening with WiPS at the FCC. She inspired us to think about who we are as writers, consider our potential audience, and suggested different platforms to explore to launch our work into the world.
Each month we feature an introduction to one of our members. This month we hear from one of our newest members, Yuetting Cindy Lam. Yuetting Cindy Lam's short stories have appeared in various magazines including New Orleans Review, Quiddity (NPR Illinois), Wasafiri and Brain, Child. She won the Second Prize in Hong Kong's "Top Story 2017" competition, and her story, "Fridays on Tin Hau Temple Road" was recognized as an honorable mention in [...]