Call for Submissions – Making Space: A Collection of Writing and Art

Call for Submissions 

Making Space: A Collection of Writing and Art


Edited by Nicolette Wong, with support from Kubrick Poetry Society

Cart Noodles Press (Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The deadline of submission is extended to 17 July 2022 (Sunday).  

(photo credit: Atom Cheung) 

How do we situate ourselves when we navigate the city of Hong Kong—physically, and in our minds? Against a backdrop of bustling density and movement, the difficulties of making space have shaped our days. From the challenges of limited living space and the quest for personal space, to the everyday negotiations of our identities in the social space, we are constantly confronted with the question: How do we redefine the distance between the city, others, and ourselves, and between the selves within us? 


This collection seeks previously unpublished writing in English, photography and visual art—by writers and artists in or from Hong Kong, as well as those who have had a close connection with the city—that explores the (im)possibility of making space. How do we remake space in our lives and our creative practices? What does this (im)possibility mean in (or in relation to) Hong Kong today?


Making Space: A Collection of Writing and Art is slated for summer 2022. The deadline for submissions is extended to 17 July 2022 (Sunday) Please send your work or questions to Nicolette Wong at cartnoodlespress@gmail.com


Submission guidelines:

Prose: Please send one short story or personal essay of up to 5,000 words.

Poetry: Please send 3-5 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages.

Translation: The above guidelines for prose and poetry should be followed, and a copy of the translated text should be submitted along with the translation. The translator is responsible for acquiring permission to publish.

Hybrid: A hybrid submission may cross genres with prose, poetry, or art (e.g. photo essays, poetry paired with artwork). We consider one prose piece (up to 4000 words), or 2-3 poems (up to 10 pages), per submission.

Photography/visual art: Please send a selection of 3-6 images. 


Notes for contributors:


1.   All submissions are reviewed blind. Please send your work as a Word or pdf file, and use the name(s) of your piece(s) as the title of the document. Do not include your name or any other identifying information in the document.

2.     Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us promptly if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

3.     There will be an honorarium for accepted work.

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