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TORCH call for submissions

head and shoulders picture of an asian womanWriter and poet Dr Jennifer Wong (1998, English) is a Visiting Fellow at TORCH Oxford (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) for 2022-23.

Born in Hong Kong and now living in the UK, Jennifer Wong is a poet and translator. Her collection, 回家 Letters Home, published by Nine Arches Press in 2020, was named a Wild Card choice by the Poetry Book Society. She is also the author of Goldfish (Chameleon Press 2013) – which won the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Young Artist Award (Literary Arts) and a pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry 2019).

TORCH’s personal history of home project is calling for submissions on the theme of home, inviting everyone to explore their own sense of home by sending us their creative compositions (including poems, flash fiction/short stories, non-fiction, photographs as well as artworks) inspired by their own personal history or journeys. TORCH particularly encourages submissions that explore the idea of multiple homes and diasporic living, i.e. those who have moved from one place to another.

TORCH will showcase these compositions in our digital library so that anyone can access them and feel inspired. TORCH is also exploring the possibility of having a selection of contributions published in an anthology. The initial deadline for submission is 31 July 2022. TORCH will accept submissions after this date as well, but these will not be considered for an anthology.

Find out more here. A series of workshops is also being held as part of the project, run by Dr Wong, with the third in-person workshop occurring on 6 June.

Published: 27 April 2022

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