A N N O U N C E M E N T S

 

22 June 2018

 

cherita is 21 today

22 June 1997  – 22 June 2018



 

Just a quick one to congratulate you on cherita’s 20th anniversary.
Thank you so much for giving us this beautiful genre.
Warmest wishes to you and your cherita form, as always.
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 

Sending a bouquet of anniversary wishes to you!

Thank you for creating the wonder that is cherita!

love and blessings, Debbie Strange

 

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and we have the launch of

under raintrees

a new and exciting book of cherita featuring
selected cherita of ai li, 
creator of the cherita

with the sensitive translations into Punjabi and Hindi
by Arvinder Kaur

to coincide with the 21st anniversary of cherita’s birth

 

 

under raintrees is the title of the first trilingual book of cherita. Arvinder Kaur translates ai li’s selected cherita into Punjabi and Hindi, two important languages of the Indian sub continent,spoken by many. The book is path breaking for the fact that it introduces cherita for the first time to the readers and writers of these languages. Price and availability of the book will be announced soon.’

This book will be the first book of Cherita to be published in India and the first book of cherita to have translations in Punjabi and Hindi.

 

For further information, pricing, postage and packing, please contact Arvinder Kaur at arvinderk8@gmail.com

 

 

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21 June 2018

 

Mad about Cherita Contest 2018 – UPDATE

Now that Christine L. Villa has posted the names of the 6 winning cherita on frameless sky, I am delighted to share these names with you :-

 

The 3 winners :-

1. First Prize – Maryalicia Post : Ireland
2. Second Prize – Goda V. Bendoraitiene : Lithuania
3. Third Prize – Nicholas Klacsanzky : Ukraine

 

The 3 Honourable Mentions in this order :-

1. Gabriel Bates : USA
2. Sonam Chhoki : Kingdom of Bhutan
3. Debbie Strange : Canada

 

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20 June 2018

 

Mad about Cherita Contest 2018

The first ever Cherita contest closed on 15 June 2018 and I have selected 6 fine cherita for the winning spots. There are now 3 winners and 3 honourable mentions to grace the next edition of frameless sky.

Christine L. Villa has posted the names of the winners and honourable mentions of frameless sky’s website.

I have written a closing statement for Mad about Cherita along with a short recording of me thanking everyone who participated in this exciting event. These can be read and heard on the Mad about Cherita Contest 2018 page.

Do please keep writing cherita. Your stories need to be told and read.

 

ai li

 

 

17 June 2018

 

GENTLE REMINDER

There are only 13 days left to go before the 30 June deadline for all your cherita submissions for the fourteenth edition of the cherita #2:2, edited by ai li, launching in July 2018.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal. Thanks.

 

 

13 June 2018

 

Amazon.com Book Promotion

telling a story
the inaugural edition of the cherita

As part of Amazon.com’s ongoing book promotion scheme, Cherita is now being promoted a second time as far as I aware, and Amazon.com has discounted their printing and handling fees giving a special discount of 27% for their selection of the paperback inaugural edition of the cherita – telling a storyThe normal price for the paperback edition of telling a story is US$14.99 but Amazon.com is offering it for US$10.95 [a saving of US$4.04] :


https://www.amazon.com/telling-story-cherita-ai-li/dp/1976727626/

 

If you have not had a chance to read the cherita, which has one poem to a page for maximum stillness, and are tempted to, this is a chance for you to experience the diversity of cherita and engage in the timelessness of storytelling. I don’t know how long Amazon.com is running this promotion for, and so if this offer interests you, please do take advantage of it while Amazon.com is offering this wonderful deal.

 

12 June 21018


Mad about Cherita
Contest 2018
Amendment to the Results announcement date

The results for Mad about Cherita will now be announced on frameless sky’s website on 20 June 2018 at 7.00 pm [PST]and not on 30 June as previously stated. Thanks.

 

 

10 June 2018

 

Mad about Cherita Contest 2018

You have only 5 days left to send in your entries for the first ever Cherita contest which closes on 15 June 2018.

I look forward to reading and receiving your stories. 

Do send me your gems.

All details can be found on www.thecherita.com/mad-about-cherita-contest-2018/

 

 

7 June 2018

 

Whispers of Dawn, A Book of Cherita by Celestine Nudanu

You may remember that on 3 may, I announced the launch of Celestine Nudanu first book of cherita Whispers of Dawn.

Celestine now tells me that her book is available on Amazon [please see links below] :-

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispers-Dawn-Mrs-Celestine-Nudanu/dp/9988273754/ref=la_B01LHU8YDQ_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527774827&sr=1-2

 

Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Dawn-Mrs-Celestine-Nudanu/dp/9988273754/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527772860&sr=8-1&keywords=Whispers+of+Dawn+%28A+Book+of+Cherita%29

 

This book will also be available on Kindle soon.

If you are not familiar with Celestine’s cherita, now may be a good time for you to discover what a fine poet she is.

 

 

31 May 2018

 

Cherita is twenty one years old
22 June 1997 – 22 June 2018

shadow dancer
anniversary edition 2:1, the thirteenth edition of the cherita

The anniversary first edition of our second year has launched in print and on kindle on amazon.

As this edition is an anniversary special, I have introduced a new feature at the end of the book showcasing twelve cherita by a poet fresh to the genre. His work is raw, uncompromising and authentic, and he has no fear of writing about this personal truths.

shadow dancer, showcases 89 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, Poland, Lithuania, Italy. West Africa, India, South Korea and China.

We also have our first cherita poet from China and one from South Korea. It appears that cherita has really become the fully fledged crane I wrote about last year on its twentieth birthday. Its journey knows no bounds.

Starting with this edition, the journal will also now be known as just the cherita. I have decided to abbreviate the name as it is less of a mouthful to write down and to read out.

cherita terbalik seems to captured the imagination of a number of poets and there are eighteen fine examples in this edition. The interest in terbalik seems to be growing with more and more writers and poets experimenting with the 5 different formats it can be written in.

I have edited this edition as I have all the other editions of the cherita, to be experienced two ways. It can be read as one storybook but also as an anthology of individual poems. Two reading experiences within one book, filled with stories of Life, Love and Loss.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],] 2–3–1] and [3–1–2] and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this either solo or with your writing friends and submit your best efforts to me.

My heartfelt gratitude and thanks to everyone who has supported me and the cherita over the past year. Your strong support has made it possible for the campfires of storytelling to burn ever so brightly with the sharing of stories all over the world. Our website has had visitors from nearly every corner of the globe pass through again and again.

Thank you for your all stories for this special edition. They will now go out into the universe to captivate other fellow storytellers with their own brand of magic and stardust.

ai li
editor

 

30 May 2018

 

Mad about Cherita Contest 2018

You have 16 days left to send in your entries for the first ever Cherita contest which closes on 15 June 2018.

I look forward to reading and receiving your stories. 

Do send me your best.

All details can be found on www.thecherita.com/mad-about-cherita-contest-2018/

 

21 May 2018

 

Mad about Cherita Contest 2018

The first ever cherita contest officially opened on the 15 May and your cherita entries have been arriving from different parts of the world. Please keep your entries coming in until the 15 June which is the closing date. Let us make this a contest to remember for its cherita gems.

Arturas Silanskas from Lithuania, and who has been the most loyal of friends since the days of still has sent me the following to be shared with all our cherita writers and readers :

“It is my pleasure to inform you that readings yesterday in Kaunas had a great success. As far as this event was actually part of “Poetry Spring” readings of traditional verses in Lithuanian, so did I translating your cherita “Where did love go?” and some other cherita (“At the corner”, “We are enjoying autumn”, “She left a note”) from “And so we danced” into Lithuanian. I also gave a brief introduction to the history and form of cherita, informed about the first cherita contest “Mad About the Cherita Contest 2018”. 

Please find attached herewith a photo of me (on the right) and my close friend Danielius.”

I can’t thank Arturas enough for his generous help and unfailing enthusiasm for cherita and short form.

 

13 May 2018

 

the launch of stolen nights by ai li – my second book of cherita

In celebration of frameless sky’s Mad about Cherita Contest 2018 which opens on Tuesday [15 May – 15 June 2018], I have launched stolen nights – my second book of exclusively cherita which is available on Amazon in print and on Kindle. I have also successfully migrated my three other personal books of cherita, tanka and haiku into print on Amazon to complement their Kindle versions.

I have listened to your requests and have acted accordingly. My plan is still to migrate my 18 other kindle books into print and will do so gradually over the course of the year.

stolen nights is the title of my new second Cherita book which features 90 virgin Cherita with a one poem to a page format, and now available in print and on kindle on Amazon.

stolen nights

i left long ago is the title of my very first Cherita book which features 90 virgin Cherita with a one poem to a page format, and now available in print and on kindle on Amazon.

i left long ago

 

wind and rain is the title of my first exclusively Tanka book which features 90 virgin Tanka with a one poem to a page format, and now available in print and on kindle on Amazon.

wind and rain

and

the magic of snow is the title of my first exclusively Haiku book which features 90 virgin Haiku with a one poem to a page format, and now available in print and on kindle on Amazon.

the magic of snow

If any of the above four books strike a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to me. Many thanks.

 

I look forward to receiving all your Mad about Cherita entries. You can submit up to 9 entries per person so please find your inner storyteller and discover how really connected we are to one another through the timelessness of your cherita stories. Please submit your best efforts.

 

For full details of Mad about Cherita Contest 2018, please visit :-

https://framelesssky.weebly.com/

MAD ABOUT CHERITA CONTEST 2018

 

Vive la cherita,

ai li
editor
www.thecherita.com

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10 May 2018


Amazon.com Book Promotion
let it rain
the fifth edition of the cherita

As part of Amazon.com’s ongoing book promotion scheme, Cherita is now being promoted and Amazon.com has discounted their printing and handling fees giving a special discount of 43% for their selection of the paperback fifth edition of the cherita – let it rain. The normal price for the paperback edition of let it rain is US$16.99 but Amazon.com is offering it for US$8.61 [a saving of  US$6.38] :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976727766

If you have not had a chance to read the cherita, which has one poem to  a page for maximum stillness, and are tempted to, this is a chance for you to experience the diversity of cherita and engage in the timelessness of storytelling. I don’t know how long Amazon.com is running this promotion for, and so if this offer interests you, please do take advantage of it while Amazon.com is offering this wonderful deal.

 

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3 May 2018

 

Whispers of Dawn, A Book of Cherita by Celestine Nudanu

Readers of the cherita will be familiar with the strong work of Celestine Nudanu. She has just published her first, and the first Cherita Collection in Africa. What a fine achievement ! Celestine is a fearless poet and she writes her Cherita from a place of truth. 

If you are interested in reading her book of cherita, please contact her at celestine.nudana@gmail.com

for full details [i.e. price, postage and packing etc.].

She plans to offer the book for sale on Amazon as soon as she is able to do so. 

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With Whispers of Dawn, A Book of Cherita, Celestine Nudanu lights up the torch for Africa as the first practitioner of the minimalist poetry form, the Cherita, (a Malay word for story or tale created by ai li in 1997). The first ever Cherita collection to be published in Africa, Whispers of Dawn recounts Celestine’s personal story with sublime honesty, baring leaf by leaf, her disappointments, wishes, dreams etc. and boldly spilling out love betrayed and dreams deferred, often revealing to bare bones moments and situations where others would prefer to camouflage. Celestine writes with grace and exceptional poignancy, allowing the reader to ponder over her words and reflect on her story long after the pages have been closed on this collection.

Please listen to her and you will never be the same again.

Adjei Agyei-Baah
Co-Founder, African Haiku Network and Co-Editor, the Mamba Journal.

 

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A collection draped in poetic beauty, evocative in its simple but deep-layered imagery.
Dr. Mawuli Adzei, Department of English, University Of Ghana.

 

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Celestine Nudanu is an exceptional poet. Her commitment to honing her craft is absolutely impressive. Fantastic.
Ama Ata Aidoo

 

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27 April 2018

 

not a memory, exactly,
edition twelve of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

not a memory, exactly, showcases 77 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, Poland, Lithuania, Italy and India.

Twelve cherita terbalik or inverted cherita in the 3-2-1, 2-1-3 and 2-3-1 formats are also featured along with one written by three poets within this edition for your enjoyment and inspiration.

I have edited this edition as I have all the other editions of the cherita, to be experienced two ways. It can be read as one storybook but also as an anthology of individual poems. Two reading experiences within one book, filled with stories of Life, Love and Loss.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],] 2–3–1] and [3–1–2] and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this either solo or with your writing friends and submit your best efforts to me.

I would like to thank all the contributing poets of edition twelve for their strong poems which have helped make this edition another warm and rich cherita book.

For all the writers, poets and readers of the cherita – your generous support for the genre and journal has meant we are able to begin our second year of publication from June next month when cherita is also 21 years old, with a new burst of excitement and optimism for the next upcoming twelve editions of the cherita.

My heartfelt thanks,

ai li

 

18 April 2018

I have just posted frameless sky’s Mad about Cherita Contest 2018 details on our website.

Please peruse this page if you are interested in sending in your previously unpublished cherita entries.

 

16 April 2018

Christine L. Villa, editor of frameless sky has just announced the first ever
Mad about Cherita Contest 2018.

I will be judging the contest and I hope you will send in your cherita gems.

For full info and details, please visit https://framelesssky.weebly.com/

Let us all keep storytelling alive !

 

14 April 2018

no sat nav … no map … no regrets and be amazed
the second and fourth edition of the cherita
edited by Larry Kimmel

are now in print and on kindle on amazon.

Thank you so much for your patience.

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For no sat nav … no map … no regrets, Larry Kimmel has selected 76 new and original cherita by 32 poets from the UK, USA, India, Australia, Ireland, Canada and West Africa.

In his words :-

‘As in the inaugural June edition there are images to enliven the pages, though I have not attempted the epic one image per cherita format of ai li’s flagship edition. Just a pinch of spice, here and there.

I hope you will delight in the storytelling within as much as I did.
The collection has been designed to showcase individual cherita, but is also designed to be read as a single long poem, which can be thought of as a fragmented stream of consciousness, one plucked from our common understanding, our shared awareness.

Open the cover, turn the pages and enjoy this unique narrative by our one yet varied voice.’

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For be amazed, he has selected 86 new and original cherita by 38 poets from England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, India, Ghana and the USA.

In his words :-

‘As in the inaugural June edition there are images to enliven the pages, though I have not attempted the epic one image per cherita format of ai li’s flagship edition. Just a pinch of spice, here and there.

I hope you will delight in the storytelling within as much as I did.
The collection has been designed to showcase individual cherita, but is also designed to be read as a single long poem, which can be thought of as a fragmented stream of consciousness, one plucked from our common understanding, our shared awareness.
Open the cover, turn the pages and enjoy this unique narrative by our one yet varied voice.’

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I apologise for the delay in migrating these two editions, and hope you will now be able to enjoy both editions fully. There is still Larry’s edition six left to migrate into print and this should hopefully be not too long in the future. Thanks for your patience.

ai li

 

 

1 April 2018

on a quiet street
edition eleven of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

This edition of the cherita launches from London as I am now back from Singapore.

on a quiet street showcases 77 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, Poland, Lithuania and West Africa. Six cherita terbalik or inverted cherita of the 3-2-1 format, are also featured within this edition for your enjoyment and inspiration.

I have edited this edition as I have all the other editions of the cherita, to be experienced two ways. It can be read as one storybook but also as an anthology of individual poems. Two reading experiences within one book, filled with stories of spring and renewal.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],] 2–3–1] and [3–1–2] and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this either solo or with your writing friends and submit your best efforts to me. This edition features the 3-2-1 format. The 2-1-3 format will be featured in a forthcoming edition of the cherita.

My grateful thanks go out to all the poets who helped make edition eleven another strong book of your stories. Your loyal and continued support is something I do not take for granted.

Here’s wishing you good things and good times wherever you are,

 

ai li

 

 

15 March 2018


GENTLE REMINDER

There are only 16 days left to go before the 31 March deadline for all your cherita submissions for the eleventh edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in April 2018.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal. Thanks.

 

1 March 2018

now I listen
edition ten of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

now I listen, Edition Ten of the cherita has just launched from Singapore, the lion city, my spiritual home, and is now available in print and on kindle on Amazon. I spent most of my school holidays on this tropical island where my maternal grandmother was born, and where the foundation of my family’s gift of storytelling was laid, and where it continues to weave its magical spell on me.

This edition showcases 77 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Croatia, Sri Lanka, West Africa and Lithuania. Eight cherita terbalik or inverted cherita, to include one 2-1-3 format, also feature within, along with three collaborative cherita.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],[ 2–3–1], [3–1–2], and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this either solo or with your writing friends and submit your best efforts to me. This edition features the 3-2-1 and the 2-1-3 formats.

I would like to thank all the contributors whose poems helped make this edition another strong storybook of cherita.

Wishing you the first snowdrops and birdsong,

ai li

 

16 February 2018

Since the 12 January 2018 until today [the start of the Chinese New Year of the Dog], the cherita website has not only had repeat and new visitors from the countries I mentioned on my 11 January announcement, but we have also had visitors from the following countries below, for the very first time :

Costa Rica, Guam, Malta, Haiti, New Caledonia, Liberia, Congo, Cameroon, Curacao, Bhutan, Suriname, Botswana, Uganda, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Cayman Island, Malawi, Togo, Barbados, Oman,  Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia,Myanmar, Mongolia, Faroe Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Martinique, Nepal, South Sudan, Tonga, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Albania, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mozambique, Peru, Paraguay, Martinique, Belize, Dominican Republic, Maldives , Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Croatia, Switzerland and Senegal.

Your contributions have given cherita an even larger pair of wings, connecting all our stories worldwide.

 

11 February 2018

GENTLE REMINDER

There are only 17 days left to go before the 28 February deadline for all your cherita submissions for the tenth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in March 2018.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal. Thanks.

 

3 February 2018

FOR USA ONLY

Please be aware that US buyers of the print versions of the cherita will be offered the kindle version which includes the specially selected images for each cherita by ai li which, in themselves, tell their own stories] for only $2.99, via the Amazon Matchbook program [only available in the USA].

Please also be aware that due to limitations in the Amazon publishing process, it may take several days after a book launch, for the Amazon Matchbook offer to appear. If you are in the USA, and have already purchased both print and kindle versions of the cherita, and did not receive this offer, please contact Amazon for a refund of the difference.

 

1 February 2018

autumn deepens
edition nine of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

This edition showcases 77 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Australia, Singapore, India, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, Poland and Croatia. Four cherita terbalik or inverted cherita are featured along with two collaborative cherita.

Larry Kimmel very kindly reminded me recently, that many moons ago, in an email to him, I coined the name for the inverted cherita using the Malay word terbalik which means reversal or upside down. I can’t thank him enough for recalling that email of mine.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],] 2–3–1] and [3–1–2] and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this, either solo or with your writing friends, and submit your best efforts to me. This edition features the 3-2-1 format. The 2-1-3 format will be featured in a forthcoming edition of the cherita.

So far, the response to the print and ebooks have been more encouraging than I had hoped. Thank you all for your continuing support.

All the best of the year to you,

ai li

 

27 January 2018

 

Johnny Baranski

I am saddened to learn from Alexis Rotella of the death of Johnny Baranski. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. 

I had accepted Cherita from Johnny for Editions 9, 10, 11, 12 and 2:1. I am sorry that he will now not be able to see their debut, but am comforted that his stories and words will continue to live on in print.

Thank you Johnny for your kind support. We will miss your poetic voice.

 

22 January 2018

 

GENTLE REMINDER

 

There are only 9 days left to go before the 31 January deadline for all your cherita submissions for the ninth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in February 2018.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

 

 

11 January 2018

 

During the past 11 days, this website has had visitors from the following countries :-

UK, USA, Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, Republic of Korea, Colombia, France, Thailand, Russia Federation, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine, Italy, Romania, Australia, Ireland, Canada, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Reunion Island, Israel, Spain, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Azerbajian, Mexico, Vietnam, Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands, Algeria, Luxembourg, Croatia, Poland, Jamaica, Slovakia, French Polynesia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Serbia, Slovenia,  Bangladesh, Republic of Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Belgium,  Kazakhstan, Egypt, Singapore, Ethiopia, Cyprus, Sweden, Jordan, Qatar,  Ecuador, Republic of Iran, Bolivia, Benin, Mauritius, Denmark and Czech Republic.

For December 2017, we had visitors not only from those countries listed
above but from :-

Macedonia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Hungary, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, Albania, Finland, Switzerland, Cambodia, Greece, Morocco, Estonia, Iceland, Byelorussian SSR, Guatemala, Antigua and Barbuda, Tunisia, Sudan, Macao, Senegal, Bahrain, Panama, Cote d’ivoire, Chile, Norway, Greenland, Madagascar, Iraq, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, Armenia, Angola, Brunei Darussalam and Latvia.

 

 

6 January 2018

 

GENTLE REMINDER

ai li has started to read submissions for #9, February 2018 [Deadline 31 January 2018], the ninth edition of the cherita.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

 

1 January 2018


Winter, no fixed abode

Edition 8 of the cherita

Edition eight of the cherita has launched on New Year’s Day. You will now be able to read this in print and on Kindle on Amazon. After your enthusiastic and very encouraging response to the print edition of edition seven, I have decided to make available to all our readers the choice of two reading formats. The e-book will retain the images but these will not be in the print books for reasons of cost. I will also be retiring the Archives page on our website along with the flipbooks as we have now started to migrate all archival editions into both formats.

telling a story, our inaugural edition, find me – third edition, where the river bends – third edition [second volume], let it rain – fifth edition, when I can’t sleep – fifth edition [second volume], a visit across decades – seventh edition, and the current eighth new edition Winter, no fixed abode are currently available on Amazon in both print and in Kindle.

I have refreshed our website to accommodate all changes.

Larry Kimmel’s three editions [four volumes] will join these formats soon. As they are slightly different in layout design, I will need to spend a little more time on these to get them into a similar layout format as this will make my workload that much easier. Please bear with me on this.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may love and light be with you always.

Thank you again for all your support and wonderful stories for the cherita without which there would have been no once upon a time . . .

ai li

 

21 December 2017

 

I would like to thank all the poets, writers and storytellers who have so graciously supported the cherita since it first launched in June of this year. You have been unstinting in your support of this newbie and continue so to do, and my grateful thanks is river deep, mountain high [a motown fan never dies or grows old].

When 2017 bows out in ten days, seven editions of the journal with ten volumes in total will have appeared, to be followed swiftly by Edition 8 [our first for 2018] in the early new year– making eleven volumes of your timeless stories stored in the cherita library.

Your response to the print version of Edition 7 was overwhelmingly positive which has spurred me on to gradually convert all editions of the cherita into print books. I am also considering kindle versions for all the current flipbook versions of the journal.

As for my personal e-books, I have had numerous requests for me to convert these too into print books and I am in the process of looking into this, time permitting.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone a merry christmas, happy holidays and a peaceful and bountiful 2018.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have all been the brightest of stars.

ai li

 

17 December 2017

 

GENTLE REMINDER

 

There are only 14 days left to go before the 31 December deadline for all your cherita submissions for the eighth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in January 2018.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

SUBMISSIONS

Send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editor will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

 

8 December 2017

 

EDITION SEVEN OF the cherita
NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT

The current Edition Seven of the cherita is now available in book form on Amazon :

https://www.amazon.com/visit-across-decades-cherita/dp/1973432498/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512729603&sr=1-1&keywords=a+visit+across+decades

and

https://www.amazon.co.uk/visit-across-decades-cherita/dp/1973432498/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512729569&sr=1-1

I deliberated long and hard on whether this should be a new direction for the journal before deciding to trial the idea with edition seven. If it is received favourably by our readers, then this will be the future for all forthcoming editions of the cherita. The flipbook however, will still be available for those of you who prefer to read the journal online. There will be some minor layout variations within the print version but essentially all cherita will still be one to a page for maximum stillness, allowing all your words and stories to b r e a t h e.

N.B. There are no images in the print version of the cherita.

There are also plans in the pipeline for me to gradually convert all earlier editions of the journal into print versions. This will very much depend on your feedback and my workload. Please therefore watch this space for further developments.

Do please let me have your comments about the print edition.

I welcome your continued support and look forward to reading all your untold stories.

ai li

 

7 December 2017

 

GENTLE REMINDER

ai li has started to read submissions for #8, January 2018 [Deadline 31 December 2017], the eighth edition of the cherita.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.

 

1 December 2017

 

a visit across decades
the 7th edition of ‘the cherita : your storybook journal’

Our December edition of the journal edited by ai li, has 77 fine cherita written by poets who hail from India, UK, USA, Singapore, West Africa, Canada and Australia. We are again showcasing a collaborative cherita between two poets. The flexibility of the cherita genre continues to surprise and amaze me. Thank you all for helping me celebrate its versatility.

Thank you too to everyone who made this edition possible by so generously contributing their fine cherita to this end of year edition.

I hope you will enjoy all the stories within as much as I have enjoyed collating and placing them where they not only shine, but also highlight the talents of their respective writers.

ai li
editor

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GENTLE REMINDER

ai li has started to read submissions for #8, January 2018 [Deadline 31 December 2017], the eighth edition of the cherita.

Please therefore send all your cherita gems to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page
http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.

 

16 November 2017

GENTLE REMINDER

There are only 14 days left to go before the 30 November deadline for all your cherita submissions for the seventh edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in December 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editor will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

 

5 November 2017

I have started to read submissions for #7, December 2017 [Deadline 30 November 2017], the seventh edition of the cherita

Please therefore send all your submissions to me at aili@thecherita.com

Please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editor will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

GENTLE REMINDER

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

Thanks.

ai li
editor
the cherita

 

1 November 2017

and so we danced and somewhere a carousel is the sixth edition of ‘the cherita : your storybook journal’, and the last edition to be edited by Larry Kimmel as he bows out as the cherita’s co-editor. Larry has collated two volumes for your enjoyment.

In ‘and so we danced’ you will find 45 new cherita by 26 poets from USA, England, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.  ‘somewhere a carousel’ brings you 45 fresh cherita by 29 poets from USA, England, Canada, New Zealand Australia, Ghana, Trinidad and India.  Altogether 90 cherita by 34 poets from nine countries.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Larry Kimmel again for the three editions he has helped to launch of the cherita, and for his invaluable help as co-editor, supporter, a patient listener but more importantly for his loyal friendship. I will miss him by my side.

 

ai li
editor

 


18 October 2017

I am more than sad to have to announce that due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Larry Kimmel will be stepping down as co-editor, and that the sixth edition of the cherita [#6, November 2017] will be the last edition to be edited by him. Larry and I have been kindred spirits, extremely close friends and writing partners for over twenty years and his departure will be of a great emotional loss to me. He tells me that his future plans will involve doing nothing but contemplating his navel and becoming a lotus eater. How could I possibly stand in his way of such enviable hedonistic ambitions? I wish him well. He will be sorely missed. Larry will always be cherita’s godfather and guardian angel and he has promised me that he will continue to keep a loving eye on both the cherita and myself. Bless him.

 

With Larry stepping down as co-editor, this means I will be taking on the cherita as its main and sole editor. Please will you therefore send all new submissions for the cherita to me for the foreseeable future. If you have already submitted cherita to Larry, please will you re-submit them to me for my consideration. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read the revised submission guidelines on our website.

ai li

 


9 October 2017

Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #6, November 2017 [Deadline 31 October 2017], the sixth edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

GENTLE REMINDER

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editors will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

Thanks.

 

1 October 2017

let it rain and when i can’t sleep, the fifth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li has emerged with two volumes of 156 cherita from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Greece, Singapore, India, Romania, New Zealand, West Africa and Sri Lanka in the first volume and from UK, USA, Australia, India, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and Japan in the second.

We also have three way and two way fine collaborative cherita written by three and two poets for you to enjoy, and hopefully be inspired by.

Thank you again for your overwhelming support and for all your strong and wonderful cherita which have made these two volumes possible.

the editors
the cherita

 

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GENTLE REMINDER

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editors will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

 

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Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #6, November 2017 [Deadline 31 October 2017], the sixth edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.

 

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THE LAUNCH OF THREE NEW BOOKS BY ai li
on 18 September 2017

 

ai li has just launched three new books on Amazon’s Kindle Page.

 

i left long ago is the title of her very first Cherita book which features 90 virgin Cherita with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

i left long ago


wind and rain
is the title of her first exclusively Tanka book which features 90 virgin Tanka with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

wind and rain

 

and

 

the magic of snow  is the title of her first exclusively Haiku book which features 90 virgin Haiku with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

the magic of snow

 

If any of the above three books strike a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to ai li.

Thanks,

ai li

 

22 September 2017

The fifth edition of the cherita will be launching in early October. Do look our for it.

You have 8 days left for your submissions to ai li, for the 30 September deadline.

 

13 September 2017

Gentle Reminder

Only 17 days left to go before the 30 September deadline for all your cherita submissions for the fifth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in October 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

7 September 2017

ai li has started reading submissions for #5, the fifth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal scheduled for October 2017 [Deadline : 30 September 2017]

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our full submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks,

the editors
the cherita

 

1 September 2017

be amazed : a multi-themed braiding of joy, angst, reflection, love, loss and the utter amazement at mankind’s long continuum of storytelling is what to expect of this fourth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal, edited by Larry Kimmel, now available to read on our Flipbook page.

Eight-six poems, by thirty-eight poets from the USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Phillippines, India and Ghana are brought together here in one united voice for your enjoyment.

Again, we wish thank all the poets and others who have helped make this edition possible.

the editors
the cherita

 

23 August 2017

With a bit of luck, the fourth edition of the cherita, edited by Larry Kimmel, should be launching in the first week of September.

 

17 August 2017

14 days left to go before the 31 August deadline for all your cherita submissions for the fourth edition of the cherita, edited by Larry Kimmel, launching in September 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

 

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

7 August 2017

Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #4, September 2017 [Deadline 31 August 2017], the fourth edition of the cherita.

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.



1 August 2017

The third edition of the cherita, your storybook journal, edited by ai li has launched with not one but two volumes– find me and where the river bends.

You will find these two volumes of 154 Cherita on our flipbook page.

Also featured within one of the volumes is what I believe to be the very first collaborative cherita written with three writers Terri L. French, Paula Moore and Carla Sims as per the original guidelines which encourages one to three writing partners for the genre.

My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in such fine cherita which made the selection extra challenging.

 

19 July 2017

Only 12 days left to go before the 31 July deadline for all your cherita submissions for the third edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in August 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

5 July 2017

ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

1 July 2017

The second edition of the cherita no sat-nav … no map … no regrets, edited by Larry Kimmel has launched. You will find 76 poems from poets from USA, Australia, Ireland, England, Canada and Ghana.

You can read this edition on our Flipbook page.

Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.

 


30 June 2017

ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

22 June 2017

Happy Birthday to the Cherita
20 June 1997 – 20 June 2017

Twenty years old today
and we are so proud of you.

 ai li and Larry Kimmel

 

19 June 2017

A gentle reminder that you have 11 days left [Deadline 30 June 2017] for sending in your final submissions to Larry Kimmel for #2, July 2017, the second edition of the cherita at  larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please also be aware that ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

15 June 2017

The inaugural edition of the cherita, your storybook journaltelling a story has now launched in time for the 20th Anniversary of the cherita. You will find this bumper issue on our flipbook page.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

UPDATE

Larry and I are humbled by all your warm and more than generous compliments about the inaugural edition.

We love your infectious enthusiasm but please can you refrain from sharing any of your published cherita from this edition on social media or anywhere else for 90 days [please see our submission guidelines] as it does spoil the reading experience of someone experiencing the journal for the first time. 

the cherita as you know tells a story and there are 76 stories within, each with its own tale to tell and keeping these stories fresh for a virgin reader amounts to common courtesy. Thanks.

 

1 June 2017

Larry Kimmel is now reading submissions for number two 2017 of the cherita, with a deadline of 30 June 2017. Number Two is scheduled for July 2017.

 

Please send all submissions to Larry at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

 

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

 

24 May 2017

Sheila Windsor has very kindly sent this moving cherita of hers below after the terrible suicide terror attack in Manchester on Monday 22 May 2017.

 

rewind time

pause, age eight,
just long enough

to craft for her
a daisy chain, to loop
around Quan Yin’s neck

 

For Saffie Rose Roussos and all innocent victims (Manchester, May 22, 2017)

   

17 May 2017

A gentle reminder that you have 14 days left [Deadline 31 May 2017] for sending in your final submissions to ai li for #1 June 2017, the inaugural edition of the cherita at : 
aili@thecherita.com

Please also be aware that Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #2 July 2017 [Deadline 30 June 2017], the second edition of the cherita. Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page at :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

13 May 2017

Our current website will be refreshed in time for the launch of edition one of the cherita. Please look out for edition one.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors and well-wishers for their kind support and warm wishes which spurred us on to ensure that the inaugural edition will make all of you proud to be associated with the cherita short form and the cherita.

 

12 May 2017

It is with sadness that we are announcing the departure of Michael H Lester, our Art Director, from the cherita.

We would like to wish him the very best for his new poetic journey and we would also like to thank him for everything he has helped us with, but more importantly, for his deep appreciation of the cherita form which resulted in the three of us coming together albeit for the briefest of interludes.

With Michael’s departure, we are sorry to have to inform you that the cherita will now no longer be accepting artwork submissions of any kind.

If you have submitted artwork to our outgoing art director prior to his departure, rest assured that Larry Kimmel, one of our two editors, will be responding to your submissions shortly.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

As of now, please do not therefore submit any more artwork to the cherita.

Thank you.

 

 
29 March 2017

Atlas Poetica 27 has arrived with a tsunami of nearly 400 Cherita in print from writers and poets from all over the world. It is now available on Amazon.com and on Amazon.co.uk in book form and as an e-book :

Atlas Poetica
25 Cherita
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

 

27 February 2017

the cherita, your storybook journal

 

We are proud to announce the upcoming publication of the inaugural issue #1 June 2017 of the cherita, your storybook journal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of ai li’s wonderful creation – a gift to poets everywhere to enhance their storytelling skills.

 

 

The Initial Call for Submissions
for the First Edition June 2017

the cherita
your storybook journal

The best cherita submitted and selected for publication will feature in its inaugural online issue scheduled to debut June 2017 and celebrating the 20th anniversary of ai li’s wonderful creation.
Please read the full submission guidelines on our submissions page at http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

Please submit your cherita for consideration to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Submission Guidelines for the cherita

All submissions must be your original work.
The editors will consider previously published works with appropriate acknowledgments and credits.
All submissions must adhere to the cherita form – three stanzas of one line, two, lines, and three lines that tell a story.
Deadline for inclusion in the June 2017 edition is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
You may submit up to thirty (30) cherita per person for each edition.
Please include your name, email address, city, state, and country in the body of the email.
Your subject line should read ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’.
Submissions will be considered by the editors who will notify submitters of selected cherita.
Subject to limited re-publication rights, all rights revert to the author upon publication in the online and print journal (see our full submission guidelines).
You must be at least 18 years old to submit.

 

Further Notes

For inspiration, please read 25 cherita, edited and introduced by ai li, which is a current and diverse collection of 25 cherita on Atlas Poetica’s website at:

http://atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=1654

and Atlas Poetica 27 which is a focus edition on the cherita, with nearly 400 cherita featured [same website as above].

Please also read cherita by Larry Kimmel, Sheila Windsor, ai li and other cherita poets on their respective websites, Twitter and in Atlas Poetica.

 

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