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Pandan Weekly

an email series promoting one hearty,

bite-sized piece from Asia or the diaspora every week

BRB!

We’re taking a break from the Pandan Weekly newsletter as we at SEA Lit Circle prepare for our month-long Writers Festival in July 2023. It’s unfortunate that Pandan Weekly takes a back seat for now. In any case, we’ll be back, and we hope you’ve connected with the works that authors in Asia and the diaspora wanted to share with you.

For updates on the call for submissions, follow @PandanWeekly on Twitter and @SEALitCircle on Instagram.

Find and discover incredible writing (and writers!) here.

If you’re curious about the SEA Lit Circle Writers Festival, you can check the official website for the latest info.

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Pandan Weekly is a weekly email series and website promoting hearty bite-sized writing from Asia and the diaspora. We want writers to share the stories behind their stories, and for readers to have a deeper appreciation of the works by understanding the authors’ perspectives.

 

Each work comes with a note from the author, who may share their writing process, creative choices, intentions, and more. Some pieces may also come with writeups from the journal they were published in (or an editor thereof). All texts are accompanied by audio recordings to spotlight each author’s voice.

 

Submissions are open year-round. Currently, we only accept pieces published in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, and collections, including works from now-defunct publications. (Yes, student-run publications are included too!) We want your prose, written and spoken poetry, comics, and English translations of your local literature. See genre-specific guidelines below.

Please be sure you hold all the rights to your work prior to submitting it to Pandan Weekly. If you’re unsure, you can check with the publication’s submission guidelines or editors.

If you have any questions, email us at sealitcircle@gmail.com

Fiction

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back before submitting another.

  • Your published piece can be up to 2,000 words long. Submit your piece in .doc or .docx. If your piece experiments with formatting, please submit the PDF version. (If you’re a member of SEA Lit Circle, you can submit up to 3,000 words.)

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like, you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If applicable, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Audio recording of you reading your work. Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats. Begin by stating the title of your work and your name. You can read an excerpt if your piece is fairly long.

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • You may submit a piece in a language other than English, but please provide an English translation.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

Essay/Nonfiction

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back before submitting another.

  • Your published piece can be up to 2,000 words long. Submit your piece in .doc or .docx. If your piece experiments with formatting, please submit the PDF version. (If you’re a member of SEA Lit Circle, you can submit up to 3,000 words.)

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like, you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If applicable, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Audio recording of you reading your work. Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats. Begin by stating the title of your work and your name. You can read an excerpt if your piece is fairly long.

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • You may submit a piece in a language other than English, but please provide an English translation.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

Poetry

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back before submitting another.

  • If your piece experiments with formatting, please submit the PDF version.

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like, you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If applicable, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Audio recording of you reading your work. Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats. Begin by stating the title of your work and your name.

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • You may submit a piece in a language other than English, but please provide an English translation.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

Spoken Word

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back before submitting another.

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like, you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If any, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Audio recording of you reading your work. Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats. Begin by stating the title of your work and your name. You may submit a video instead to show your overall performance of the piece.

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

Comics

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back before submitting another.

  • Your comic should have no more than 64 panels. Submit your piece as a PDF.

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like, you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If any, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • You may submit a piece in a language other than English, but please provide an English translation.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

English Translations

  • Link to the work in its original language (if not available, please give the title and the author)

  • Submit 1 work. Please wait until you hear back to submit another.

  • Your published translation can be up to 2,000 words long. Submit your piece in .doc or .docx. If your piece experiments with formatting, please submit the PDF version. (If you’re a member of SEA Lit Circle, you can submit up to 3,000 words.)

  • Your writeup about the piece should not be longer than 300 words.

  • Words from the publication about your piece are more than welcome. These can be tweets, other social media posts, or appraisals in the acceptance email; if you’d like you may request a blurb from the publication.

  • If any, please also include content warnings.

  • Name of publication

  • Date your work was published (you can give the month + year if you don’t have the day)

  • Audio recording of you reading your work. Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats. Begin by stating the title of your work and your name. You can read an excerpt if the piece is fairly long.

  • Your third-person bio, maximum 100 words.

  • Submit all requirements to this Google Form.

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