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

 

 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 Quarterly 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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