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Looking for Khmer writers in English for publication.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:56 pm

Do you have Khmer friends or acquaintances who are budding writers ?

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Re: Looking for Khmer writers in English for publication.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:46 pm

Short story competition for Cambodian writers:

Nurturing Writers
Another current project, which Saraswati hopes will encourage more emerging Cambodian writers to come forward, is Mekong Shadows; Tales of Cambodian Noir. The collection of short stories from foreign and local writers is inspired by the 2012 collection Phnom Penh Noir, edited by Christopher G. Moore.

Featured authors include Mark Bibby Jackson, John Burdett, Phil Coggan, Bob Couttie, John Daysh, Cead Evans, John Fengler, Kosal Khiev, Ek Madra, James Newman, Bopha Phorn, and Steven W. Palmer, AKA Donnelly.

There are two spots reserved for budding Khmer writers to fill the book, and this is where AsiaLIFE comes in. This month, we are running a competition to seek out the final two stories, with the winning one – selected by a panel of judges – also featuring in AsiaLIFE.
The book will be published in August, with all proceeds going to NGO the Khmer Sight Foundation.

AsiaLIFE has teamed up with Saraswati Publishing to launch a competition for aspiring Cambodian writers.
Two winners will be chosen by a panel, including AsiaLIFE editor Marissa Carruthers, AsiaLIFE publisher and author Mark Bibby Jackson and writer and executive director of Saraswati Publishing, Iain Donnelly.

The Brief: All you need to do is write a short story of 1,000 to 1,500 words, based in Cambodia around the subject of “noir”.

What is noir? Christopher G. Moore captured an essential part of the definition of noir when he said, “Noir has no one definition. It is used to describe the moody atmosphere of films, fiction, paintings, photographs and music. What is that mood? As an artistic expression, the unifying theme revolves around those suffering injustice and unfairness; ordinary people driven into a corner as they watch their hopes, dreams and lives evaporate without a trace.”

The Prize: Two winners will be selected from entries. The best overall story will be published in AsiaLIFE, with both winners featuring in the book and at the launch event.
To enter, email your entry to [email protected] before May 15.
Article : https://www.asialifemagazine.com/cambod ... g-writers/
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Re: Looking for Khmer writers in English for publication.

Postby LeesaJohnson » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Good to hear about writing competition especially for Khmer writers. Please mention the date of the competition.

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