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The award is open to all emerging Southeast Asian writers. It comes with SGD 1,000 (tax-free) and book publication. The winning manuscript will be critically introduced by one of the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art.

 

Who is eligible to submit?

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers writing from the margins.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers based anywhere in the world.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers without publication OR with just one published full-length book.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers who write poetry or prose in English. (Translated works are not accepted.)

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers looking for a publication where they can submit their original full-length manuscript (60-200 pages).

 

 

What to submit?

1. Full-length manuscript without the author’s identifying information and acknowledgments. Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration in another competition or for publication by another press. PDF copy only.

 

For poetry submissions:

Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and single-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

 

For prose submissions:

Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and double-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

Note: prose genres except novel.

 

 

2. The author must provide an essay (2-4 pages; single-spaced) answering the questions below. The essay must appear in the manuscript after the title page and before the contents.

 

Question 1:

As an artist, what of (queer) Southeast Asia are you concerned the most?

Question 2:

How is your submitted manuscript relevant to (queer) Southeast Asia?

Question 3:

What politics, frameworks, or conditions shaped your manuscript and the writing of your manuscript?

Question 4:

What kind of impact do you wish your manuscript to incite?

 

3. The author’s curriculum vitae. PDF copy only.

Note: The author should submit only one manuscript.

 

 

When to submit?

Manuscripts are accepted until November 1, 2017.

 

 

How to submit?

The competition does not require an entry fee. Participating authors should submit their manuscript to queersoutheastasia@gmail.com. Subject line must read: “BOOK PRIZE 2017 – (Nationality of the Author) – (Name of the Author). E.g. BOOK PRIZE 2017 – Indonesian – Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Participating authors will receive a confirmation. Confirmation will not be sent if the author submitted a manuscript without following the instructions.

 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

 

Phase 1:

After the deadline, the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art read all the submitted manuscripts.

Phase 2:

The editors come up with an absolute list of finalists for the award. The manuscript of all the finalists may be given a publication opportunity.

Phase 3:

Finalists and the public are informed of the outcome. Finalists sign an agreement with Queer Southeast Asia Collective.

Phase 4:

The manuscripts of the finalists are sent to the final judge for the last part of the selection. The final judge of Queer Southeast Asia Book Prize 2017 is Ocean Vuong.

Phase 5:

The final judge declares a winner and a runner-up.

 

 

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ABOUT THE FINAL JUDGE

 

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lambda Literary Prize, and a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Academy of American Poets and the Pushcart Prize.

 

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 top 100 Leading Global Thinker, Ocean has also been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, The Fantastic Man and The New Yorker.

 

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he immigrated to the US at the age of two as a child refugee. He lives in New York City.

 ____________________

 

IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THE PRIZE:

 

1. Queer Southeast Asia Book Prize is drawn through an open competition. While the primary people involved in this initiative emphasize high-quality writing and depth of creative expression, it should be noted that their decisions depend on personal taste, subjectivity, and the arbitrary nature of language. By employing a diversified process of reading, it is the hope of Queer Southeast Asia Collective to be able to select not the “best” manuscript but a manuscript that best exemplifies a differently re-imagined Southeast Asia.

 

2. Plagiarized works will automatically be withdrawn from the competition. The submitter of a plagiarized work will not have a place in Queer Southeast Asia Collective and Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art. Any false information in the curriculum vitae of the submitter will be dealt with seriously.

 

3. The author of the winning work cannot accept the honorary fee of SGD 1,000 and decide to have the winning work published by another press. If the author wishes not to publish the winning work, the book prize will be given to the runner-up.

 

4. The winning work will be published in 2018 by Queer Southeast Asia Collective, an independent publisher of works that differently re-imagine Southeast Asia. The ownership of the winning work will perpetually be with the author. All rights during the competition and after the publication remain with the author. The author will receive 20% royalty of the sales. The payment will be given annually.

 

5. The author of the winning work cannot commit to a re-publication of the winning work with another press for the next five years after the publication.

 

6. The author of the winning work cannot put the winning work in an on-line public domain in the next five years after the publication.

 

7. The author of the winning work agrees to promote their work by methods that both celebrate the artistry of the author and respect individual privacy.

 

8. The author of the winning work allows Queer Southeast Asia Collective to give free copies of the winning work to public libraries and relevant scholars.

 

9. The author of the winning work allows Queer Southeast Asia Collective to nominate the winning work to other prizes and recognition in the future.

 

10. The author of the winning work agrees to collaborate with the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal in preparing the manuscript for publication; from editing to choosing a book cover.

 

 

 

______________________

 

Questions may be sent to anyone of the editors:

 

B.B.P. Hosmillo

[bryphosmillo@yahoo.com]

 

Cyril Wong

[cyrilwong77@yahoo.com]

 

Hendri Yulius

[hendri.yulius@gmail.com]

 

J Pilapil Jacobo

[jjacobo@ateneo.edu]

 

Pang Khee Teik

[worldwithoutpangs@gmail.com]

 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES (PDF)

IMG_5488 book prize better call

The award is open to all emerging Southeast Asian writers. It comes with SGD 1,000 (tax-free) and book publication. The winning manuscript will be critically introduced by one of the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art.

 

Who is eligible to submit?

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers writing from the margins.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers based anywhere in the world.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers without publication OR with just one published full-length book.

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers who write poetry or prose in English. (Translated works are not accepted.)

▼Emerging Southeast Asian writers looking for a publication where they can submit their original full-length manuscript (60-200 pages).

 

What to submit?

1. Full-length manuscript without the author’s identifying information and acknowledgments. Submitted manuscripts should not be under consideration in another competition or for publication by another press. PDF copy only.

 

For poetry submissions:

Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and single-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

 

For prose submissions:

Submissions must be in Times New Roman (font size 12) and double-spaced with 1 inch margin on all sides. Page number must appear consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page.

Note: prose genres except novel.

 

 

2. The author must provide an essay (2-4 pages; single-spaced) answering the questions below. The essay must appear in the manuscript after the title page and before the contents.

 

Question 1:

As an artist, what of (queer) Southeast Asia are you concerned the most?

Question 2:

How is your submitted manuscript relevant to (queer) Southeast Asia?

Question 3:

What politics, frameworks, or conditions shaped your manuscript and the writing of your manuscript?

Question 4:

What kind of impact do you wish your manuscript to incite?

 

3. The author’s curriculum vitae. PDF copy only.

Note: The author should submit only one manuscript.

 

When to submit?

Manuscripts are accepted until November 1, 2017.

 

How to submit?

The competition does not require an entry fee. Participating authors should submit their manuscript to queersoutheastasia@gmail.com. Subject line must read: “BOOK PRIZE 2017 – (Nationality of the Author) – (Name of the Author). E.g. BOOK PRIZE 2017 – Indonesian – Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Participating authors will receive a confirmation. Confirmation will not be sent if the author submitted a manuscript without following the instructions.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

 

Phase 1:

After the deadline, the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art read all the submitted manuscripts.

Phase 2:

The editors come up with an absolute list of finalists for the award. The manuscript of all the finalists may be given a publication opportunity.

Phase 3:

Finalists and the public are informed of the outcome. Finalists sign an agreement with Queer Southeast Asia Collective.

Phase 4:

The manuscripts of the finalists are sent to the final judge for the last part of the selection. The final judge of Queer Southeast Asia Book Prize 2017 is Ocean Vuong.

Phase 5:

The final judge declares a winner and a runner-up.

 

 

160518 Ocean Vuong_TomHines 4066 C MEDRES

ABOUT THE FINAL JUDGE

 

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lambda Literary Prize, and a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Academy of American Poets and the Pushcart Prize.

 

Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 top 100 Leading Global Thinker, Ocean has also been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS NewsHour, The Fantastic Man and The New Yorker.

 

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he immigrated to the US at the age of two as a child refugee. He lives in New York City.

 ____________________

 

IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THE PRIZE:

 

1. Queer Southeast Asia Book Prize is drawn through an open competition. While the primary people involved in this initiative emphasize high-quality writing and depth of creative expression, it should be noted that their decisions depend on personal taste, subjectivity, and the arbitrary nature of language. By employing a diversified process of reading, it is the hope of Queer Southeast Asia Collective to be able to select not the “best” manuscript but a manuscript that best exemplifies a differently re-imagined Southeast Asia.

 

2. Plagiarized works will automatically be withdrawn from the competition. The submitter of a plagiarized work will not have a place in Queer Southeast Asia Collective and Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art. Any false information in the curriculum vitae of the submitter will be dealt with seriously.

 

3. The author of the winning work cannot accept the honorary fee of SGD 1,000 and decide to have the winning work published by another press. If the author wishes not to publish the winning work, the book prize will be given to the runner-up.

 

4. The winning work will be published in 2018 by Queer Southeast Asia Collective, an independent publisher of works that differently re-imagine Southeast Asia. The ownership of the winning work will perpetually be with the author. All rights during the competition and after the publication remain with the author. The author will receive 20% royalty of the sales. The payment will be given annually.

 

5. The author of the winning work cannot commit to a re-publication of the winning work with another press for the next five years after the publication.

 

6. The author of the winning work cannot put the winning work in an on-line public domain in the next five years after the publication.

 

7. The author of the winning work agrees to promote their work by methods that both celebrate the artistry of the author and respect individual privacy.

 

8. The author of the winning work allows Queer Southeast Asia Collective to give free copies of the winning work to public libraries and relevant scholars.

 

9. The author of the winning work allows Queer Southeast Asia Collective to nominate the winning work to other prizes and recognition in the future.

 

10. The author of the winning work agrees to collaborate with the editors of Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal in preparing the manuscript for publication; from editing to choosing a book cover.

 

 

 

______________________

 

Questions may be sent to anyone of the editors:

 

B.B.P. Hosmillo

[bryphosmillo@yahoo.com]

 

Cyril Wong

[cyrilwong77@yahoo.com]

 

Hendri Yulius

[hendri.yulius@gmail.com]

 

J Pilapil Jacobo

[jjacobo@ateneo.edu]

 

Pang Khee Teik

[worldwithoutpangs@gmail.com]

 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES (PDF)