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 [...]
WiPS member Shannon Young has recently published her thirteenth novel under her Jordan Rivet pen name. Please join her for the Hong Kong launch of Wake Me After the Apocalypse at Social Room at 19.30 on Thursday, 11 October. Full details below. From Gillian Bickley. Please click here to register: Susan Lavender will represent Peel St. Poetry at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival for "Poetry in the Prison Yard" at Tai Kwun Centre [...]
Poetry OutLoud Hong Kong The next Poetry OutLoud open mic will be held on Wednesday, 3 October at 7.45 pm at the Fringe Club. David McKirdy will MC the evening. Cha Reading Series On 3 October, Cha Reading Series "Irish Voices" will be held at the Irish Consulate, 20/F, 33 Des Voeux Road, Central from 7.30-9.00 pm. All are welcome. Click here for more information. The Cha Reading Series, organized by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, aims [...]
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival has kindly offered WiPS members a day ticket for Saturday, 10 November. The cost of the ticket will be HKD320 and will include access to seven events (and does not include access to workshops or festival lunch or dinner). All events will be held at the new Tai Kwun Centre for Hertiage and Arts at 10 Hollywood Road in Central. The events are: Irvine Welsh: Dead [...]
We need a banner for the new WiPS website and we would love a WiPS member to design it for us. If we can, we hope to use the new banner on our Facebook page and newsletter as well. Please contact Sarah or Elise for more information.
This autumn, Commercial Press Hong Kong will publish Jane Houng's new junior fiction story, Hong Kong History Girl. In the story, a magical ferris wheel spins Jasmine and her grandpa to eighteen historical sites in Hong Kong to study some history, discover clues to the next place and one letter of a mystery message. Amy Leung is writing a work of horror fiction that briefly talks about zombies, love in disguise and an outbreak of an emerging unknown highly [...]
From Michele Koh Morollo