Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Expat Women in Asia: Call for Submissions - Deadline: 28 Feb

This is a reminder that the deadline for the anthology I'm editing for Signal 8 Press is approaching. You have six weeks to send me your stories of modern expat life in East Asia. See the call for submissions below for the full details, and feel free to email me with any questions.

Expat Women in Asia: Call for Submissions

Editor Shannon Young is seeking contributions from expatriate women in East Asia for a new anthology from Signal 8 Press in Hong Kong. This collection will feature the writing of women who are currently expatriates or who previously lived in an East Asian country. For the purposes of this anthology, we construe East Asia to include Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and the ASEAN countries. All submissions should be creative non-fiction and/or travel memoir pieces that speak to the expat experience in modern East Asia. Potential topics include travel, work, relationships, gender roles, safety, family, and repatriation. We are looking for stories with a strong and personal narrative arc, not just travel guides or descriptions of the places you’ve lived. We hope to make this anthology as inclusive as possible, as well, and we welcome submissions from women from different parts of the world.

Contributions should be between approximately 2000 and 5000 words in length. Each writer will receive two copies of the completed anthology and a percentage of the royalties to be determined by the final number of contributors. Please send all submissions, with a brief paragraph about the author, to shannon [at] typhoon-media [dot] com. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word, .doc or .docx format, and in a standard font. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2013. This title will be released in paperback and e-book formats in the spring of 2014.


  1. Hi Scott,
    You're not the first person to ask. If the publisher is planning a collection by male expats in Asia (the owner is one himself), I assume they won't be asking me to edit it. I'd read it though!

  2. My story is around 6982 words. Is it acceptable? I am running short of time to trim it down. Besides, I have a partial visual disability.

    1. Hi aw,

      I posted last week that the deadline has been extended to March 31st. I'm trying to get the word around to everyone that they have more time.

      6982 words is a bit long for the purposes of this collection. It would likely require further trimming at the editing stage. Now that you have some more time, I hope you'll be able to get the piece within the parameters listed in the submission guidelines.


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