26 June 2007

Call for Submissions - Anthology Project: Growing up Asian in Australia (Due: Dec 1st 2007)

Call for Submissions - Growing up Asian in Australia

Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: Quiet Achiever. FOB. Gangster Chigger. Mainlander. Banana. Yet are these labels based on some degree of truth, or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in Australia?

We are looking for personal experience narratives of growing up Asian-Australian that are unique, honest and reflective, for an anthology.

The pieces can be in any manner, tone or style, but we are not looking for abstract or sociological treatments. They can deal with any aspect of growing up Asian-Australian so long as they are original and provide insight into the fascinating lives of Asian-Australians that defy, question
or shed light on the usual stereotypes.

Submissions should be between 800 and 3000 words in length and must be received by 1st December 2007. Late entries will not be accepted. This collection will be edited by Alice Pung, author of Unpolished Gem, and published by Black Inc. in 2008.

Please address submissions to
The Editor, Black Inc., Level 5, 289
Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Hard copy only, but receipt will be acknowledged by email so please include an email address. Final selection of pieces will be made in early 2008. Enquiries should be addressed to