The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

Emerging Voices: Asian Writers

The Financial Times and Oppenheimer Funds have asked for our help in socializing their new Emerging Voices awards. Please help spread. Asian fiction writers, artists and film makers can submit to this new FT award:

Eastlit News: Emerging Voices Image 2016The awards aim to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market countries

Hit the link in the picture for more information. Please note that emerging writers, artists and film makers in other regions can also submit.

Note that the deadline is May. There are multiple prizes and awards. The main winners will receive $40,000. So why not give it a go?

Cheers

Graham

Eastlit November News

Eastlit November News includes the latest addition to Eastlit Live. There is also a round up of latest publications by Eastlit published writers and some mention of other good causes. Finally there is a quick round up of general news in this Eastlit November news post.

Eastlit Live

The latest addition to Eastlit live is Pangolin by Usha Kishore. It includes and introduction followed by a reading of Pangolin by poet Usha Kishore. Pangolin was first published in Eastlit May 2015 with a collection of poems.

In Empty Places

In Empty Places is a collection of short stories and artwork. It raises money and awareness for the Bantuan Coffee Foundation. They help victims of child prostitution in Indonesia.

Eastlit November News: In Empty Places. In Empty Places was published last year. Now there are only a few copies remaining. So it is last chance to get one. Follow the link in the picture for more information.

Sanjeev Sethi

Eastlit November News: This Summer and That Summer by Sanjeev SethiSanjeev Sethi’s third volume of Poetry, This Summer and That Summer has recently been released. You can read all about it by clicking on the link in the cover picture.

You can also read one of the new poems there.

If you would like to read more of Sanjeev’s poems from Eastlit, Sanjeev has had the following poetry published in Eastlit:

Sanjeev has also recently been working on our editorial board.

Tom Sheehan

Eastlit November News: A Collection of Friends by Tom SheehanMultiple published author Tom Sheehan, who has featured in Eastlit several times, has a new book out. This one, A Collection of Friends, pays tribute to the people who have flowed through Tom’s life.

You can read more about Tom on his Amazon page by clicking on the picture.

Apart from his published books, Tom has hundreds of pieces of work poublished on the internet. He also has quite a collection that have been published on Eastlit over the past three years.

Some of Tom’s previous pieces in Eastlit are:

Tse Hao Guang

Eastlit November News: Deeds of Light by Tse Hao GuangSingaporean writer Tse Hao Guang has recently had his collection of poetry, Deeds of Light published by Math Paper Press.

You can get more information by clicking on the link in the picture.

Tse Hao Guang has had work previously published in Eastlit.

This includes:

  • Midautumn which was featured in Eastlit Novenber 2013.

Eastlit November News

Eastlit December 2015 will be out in early December. This will be the last of the recent bimonthly issues. From January Eastlit will revert back to a monthly publication.

I am looking to add possibly one more person to the editorial board. I would like someone focused on East or Southeast Asia this time. If you are interested contact Eastlit admin.

And finally, thanks to all our readers out there.

Cheers

Graham

Help Eastlit

Help Eastlit: MoneyOnce a year at Eastlit we make a call for donations. In 2015 we face a larger bill than normal. If anyone can help Eastlit by making a small donation of a few dollars, it would help a lot. Eastlit as our long term readers know is advertisement free at the request of contributors and readers. We genuinely hope to continue with this policy. However, there are bills to pay and every little helps. The donation link is below this paragraph. If you have any questions about how you can help Eastlit or what we use donations for, please contact us through the Eastlit contact page.




For those not aware, our editorial board and Eastlit team all work on a voluntary basis to keep cost low.

At Eastlit the team will do its best to continue bringing you what we think is interesting Asian focused English literature. We will also continue to try and support new and emerging poets and writers especially those within our region.

Other ways to Help Eastlit

If you cannot help with a donation, spreading the word about Eastlit, or this request is good, or just like our page etc.

Cheers.

Graham

Popular Asian literature and Eastlit News

Announcement

These monthly lists will become less regular. They may be quarterly. The January yearly list will also be continued. It seems to be time to concentrate on other areas of news and development in what is limited time each month. So having said that, here is another list.

Popular Asian Literature

Popular Asian Literature. Eastlit June 2015 Cover. Picture: Shizi Gou #17 by Wen Zhang. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.Here are the updated lists of popular Asian literature found in Eastlit. These Eastlit lists pf popular Asian literature includes all the popular work including fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. I have also updated the all time list of popular Asian literature. Links to each piece are included.

You can access these pieces of popular Asian literature form the links on this page or the links in the navigation bar or through our archive. Hopefully, you will also spend a little time reading some of the other material. We all know the most popualr is not always the best and what people like is very subjective.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  2. Poem by Preeyakit Buranasin (October 2014).
  3. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).
  4. Gold Moments by Colin W. Campbell (May 2015).
  5. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zheng (April 2015).

Popular Asian Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. Zara AdcockAn Eastlit Interview by Graham Lawrence (June 2015).
  2. A Knock on the Door by Rahad Abir (June 2015).
  3. Bitter Potion & Other Poems by Mai Văn Phấn (June 2014).
  4. Uneven Path & Other Poems by Gopal Lahiri (May 2015).
  5. Saving Princess Pingyang by Sze-Leng Tan (June 2015).

Popular Asian Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  5. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  6. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  7. A Descendant of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  8. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  9. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.
  • +10% April 2015 on April 2014.
  • +8% May 2015 on May 2104.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong.
  • India.
  • Japan.
  • Malaysia.
  • Philippines.
  • Singapore.
  • Thailand.
  • United Kingdom.
  • United States.
  • Vietnam.

Other Eastlit News

The next issue of Eastlit will probably be out around the end of June or start of July. Due to family commitments, I have a lot less free time this month.

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian English Literature

Popular Asian English Literature

Popular Asian English Literature: Eastlit April 2015 Cover. Picture: Pingyao in Winter by Xenia Taiga. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Asian English literature found in Eastlit. Unfortunately time means these are getting later and later. Sorry for that. Eastlit includes all the popular Asian English literature including fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Eastlit’s all time list of popular Asian English literature has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Asian English literature and artwork can be read from the links on this page or just make use of the links in the top menu. Eastlit’s archive can be used for navigation, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. After all, we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of April or start of May.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian English Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zeng (April 2015).
  2. Common Filipino Funeral Superstitions Rebutted by Reynold P. Macaranas (March 2013).
  3. The Puppet Tree Illustration by Vasan Sitthiket (October 2013).
  4. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  5. Nights by M. D. Tahsin (April 2015).

Popular Asian English Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. The Boy of Mt. Puh by Minglu Zeng (April 2015).
  2. On Meeting the 100% Perfect Gay Man One April Evening by Connla Stokes (April 2015).
  3. Tendai Mwanaka: An Eastlit Interview by Graham Lawrence (April 2015).
  4. Junko & Other Poetry by Yumiko Tsumura (April 2015).
  5. Caught by Anna Yin (April 2015).

Popular Asian English Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  7. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  8. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  9. A Descendant of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.
  • +9% March 2015 on March 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Best Read Asian Literature in Eastlit

Best Read Asian Literature on Eastlit

Best Read Asian Literature in Eastlit March 2015 Cover. Picture by Stuart Coward. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of best read Asian literature found in Eastlit. Unfortunately time means these are getting later and later. Sorry for that. Eastlit includes all the best read Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Eastlit’s all time list of best read Asian literature has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this bets read Asian literature and artwork can be read from the links on this page or just make use of the links in the top menu. Eastlit’s archive can be used for navigation, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. After all, we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of March or start of April.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Best Read Asian Literature Last Seven Day:

  1. A Descendent of Emperor Shang Tang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  2. The Paddle Steamer by Iftekhar Sayeed (March 2015).
  3. Return to Gander by Xiaowen Zeng (March 2015).
  4. The White Fox by L.P. Lee (March 2015).
  5. High Water by Reid Mitchell (March 2015).

Best Read Asian Literature Last Thirty Days:

  1. Ashwin Mudigonda: An Eastlit interview by Graham Lawrence (March 2015).
  2. Return to Gander by Xiaowen Zeng (March 2015).
  3. Morning Music by Jonathan Ng (March 2015).
  4. High Water by Reid Mitchell (March 2015).
  5. Mr. Ranjan’s Student by Nadeem Zaman (March 2015).

Best Read Asian Literature All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  8. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  9. Translucence & The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  10. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on January 2014.
  • +11% February 2015 on February 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • Bangladesh
  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian Creative Writing

Popular Asian Creative Writing

Eastlit February 2015 Cover. Picture: Colombo Train by Gill Morris. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Asian creative writing found in Eastlit. Apologies for being a little later than normal. We still include all the most popular Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the most recent seven and thirty days. Our all time list of popular Asian creative writing has also been updated. Due to popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Asian creative writing and artwork can be read from the links on this page or you can make use of the links in the top menu. The Eastlit archive can be used, too. Hopefully it will also give you an opportunity to read some of the less read pieces. As we all know well read does not always mean the best!

The next issue of Eastlit in 2015 issue will be out around the end of February or start of March.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Seven Day:

  1. Boxing Day ’13 by Hồn Du Mục (February 2015).
  2. The Writing is on the White Board by Connla Stokes (February 2015).
  3. At the Frozen Lakeshore and China by Minglu Zeng (February 2015).
  4. Yu Sheng by Daniel Emlyn-Jones (February 2015).
  5. 21 Rupees and 25 Paisa by Vidya Panicker  (February 2015).

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. The Writing is on the White Board by Connla Stokes (February 2015).
  2. Boxing Day ’13 by Hồn Du Mục (February 2015).
  3. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  4. At the Frozen Lakeshore and China by Minglu Zeng (February 2015).
  5. 21 Rupees and 25 Paisa by Vidya Panicker  (February 2015).

Popular Asian Creative Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  9. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.
  • +32% January 2015 on Januaru 2014.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • Canada
  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Eastern Writing

Popular Eastern Writing

Popular Eastern Writing: Eastlit January 2015 Cover. Picture: Seattle Asiatown Temple by Allen Forrest. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.These are the new lists of popular Eastern writing found in Eastlit. Apologies for being a little later than normal. We continue to include the most popular Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the past seven and thirty days. The all time list of popular Eastern writing has also been updated too. By popular request, we continue to provide direct links to each piece in our lists.

All of this popular Eastern writing and artwork can be navigated to from the links on the page or by making use of the links in the top bar. You can use the Eastlit archive. It will also give you another opportunity to read some of the less popular pieces. As we all know popular does not always mean best!

The second 2015 issue of Eastlit will be out around the end of January or start of February.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Eastern Writing Last Seven Day:

  1. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  2. Fifth Daughter of Tung by Paula Tan (January 2015).
  3. The Man Root by L.P. Lee (January 2015).
  4. Thomas Donaldson Art (January 2014).
  5. Keeping Tabs by Chua Yini (January 2015).

Popular Eastern Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  2. Fifth Daughter of Tung by Paula Tan (January 2015).
  3. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  4. After Mid-Autumn & Other Poems by Ting Wei Tai (January 2015).
  5. Malaysee-ah, negaramu by JoAnn LoSavio (January 2015).

Popular Eastern Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  9. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.
  • +26% December 2014 on December 2013.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian Writing: Eastlit

Popular Asian Writing

Popular Asian Writing: Eastlit December 2014 Cover. Picture: Guardian by Graham Lawrence. Cover design by Graham Lawrence. Copyright photographer, Eastlit and Graham Lawrence.The current lists of popular Asian writing found in Eastlit are finally ready! As always we have included the most popular Asian fiction, poetry, artwork and non-fiction of the past seven and thirty days. The popular all time list has also been updated too. By popular request, we continue to provide direct links to the pieces on our lists.

All of this popular Asian writing and artwork can be accessed from the links on the page or by navigating through the links in the top bar, or you can use the Eastlit archive. It also gives you another chance read some of the less popular pieces. As we all know popular does not always mean best!

The first 2015 issue of Eastlit will be out around early January.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Writing Last Seven Days

  1. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  2. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  3. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  4. The Sarawak Club by Colin W. Campbell (September 2013).
  5. Rain by Lu Yu (December 2014).

Popular Asian Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. Translucence and The Exile by James Underwood (December 2014).
  2. A Descendant of the Emperor Shang by Minglu Zeng (December 2014).
  3. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  4. Great Goddess by Andrew J. West (December 2014).
  5. Brünnhilde’s Immolation by Daniel Emlyn-Jones (December 2014).

Popular Asian Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  9. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.
  • +32% November 2014 on November 2013.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham

Popular Asian Creative Writing: Eastlit

Popular Asian Creative Writing

Popular Asian Creative Writing: Eastlit November 2014 Cover. The latest lists of popular Asian creative writing in Eastlit are finally available! As per normal we include the most popular Asian poetry and fiction of the past seven and thirty days. Our all time list gets an update too. We are going to  continue providing direct links to the pieces in the current list of popular Asian creative writing to make reading them easier.

The creative writing and artwork can be accessed from the links on the page or by navigating using the links in the top bar or from the Eastlit archive. Why not also take a look at some of the other poems, prose and artwork too? We all have different tastes, and let’s be honest, quality does not always mean popularity!

The next issue of Eastlit will be out on December 1.

Please note that we have a policy of excluding all the covers, content pages, contributor lists etc from these statistics.

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Seven Days

  1. Unit 136 by China De Vera (November 2014).
  2. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  3. Monkey Business by Ashwin Mudigonda (December 2012).
  4. The Old Hibachi by Peter Mallett (September 2014).
  5. Chit Phumisak by Wayne Deakin (March 2014).

Popular Asian Creative Writing Last Thirty Days:

  1. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  2. Two Poems on Moonlit Nights… by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (November 2014).
  3. Unit 136 by China De Vera (November 2014).
  4. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  5. Dragon’s Lover by Deborah Wong (November 2014).

Popular Asian Creative Writing All Time:

  1. Ishinomaki by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (February 2014).
  2. The Foreign Man Is Prepared to Take Everything in His Stride by Connla Stokes (July 2014).
  3. Smoke and Mirrors by Sayantan Ghosh (April 2014).
  4. The Bicentennial by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. (June 2014).
  5. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April 2013).
  6. The Puppet Tree by Andrew J. West (October 2013).
  7. Bluebird Island by Pauline Lacanilao (December 2013).
  8. One Day Friends by Ralph Catedral (February 2014).
  9. A Veil of Silk by Jared Angel (June 2014).
  10. Why I Write by Qui-Phiet Tran (April 2014).

Year on Year Readership Change

  • + 46% December 2013 on December 2012.
  • +172% January 2014 on January 2013.
  • +161% February 2104 on February 2013.
  • +242% March 2014 on March 2013.
  • +64% April 2014 on April 2013.
  • +8% May 2014 on May 2013.
  • +69% June 2014 on June 2013.
  • +17% July 2014 on July 2013.
  • +33% August 2014 on August 2013.
  • +21% September 2014 on September 2013.
  • +2% October 2014 on October 2013.

Top Ten Countries in Alphabetical Order:

  • China & Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Cheers and Enjoy.

Graham