The Hong Kong Writers Circle (HKWC), established in 1991, is Hong Kong’s largest English writing organisation, supporting members across all levels and genres. It is a creative community that provides opportunities to develop their writing skills, to receive feedback on their work and take part in workshops, and mingle with like-minded creatives. One of the cornerstones of the organisation is the annual anthology—a collection of short stories, often mixed in with poems and non-fiction, which has a new and interesting theme each year.
HKWC is now accepting applications for the 2022 anthology.
Members and members-to-be of the Hong Kong Writers Circle are cordially invited to submit a work of poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction to the annual anthology. The theme (and working title) of the 2022 Hong Kong Writers Circle Anthology is “Book Of Changes.”
This year’s anthology is in partnership with the Organising Committee of this year’s Writing Roundtable 2022 Conference, hosted by the ELC of PolyU. The theme of the 2022 conference is “Flux,” which is defined as “uncertainty and constant change.”
Each submission will be thematically associated with one of the hexagrams of the I Ching. Functionally, this means each author will select (casting of lots is allowed) at least one of the 64 hexagrams and let one or more of its names inspire your story, flash(es), poem(s), or creative nonfiction.
For inspiration, click here for a basic list of names.
Click here for greater insight into the nuanced meanings behind the names.
For reference, click here for a general understanding on how the hexagram works.
You needn’t use the name in your title, as the story’s title page will also include the name and hexagram and possibly a brief translated passage from the I Ching.
Submit a proposal for your fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, including the associated hexagram by name and number, to [email protected] by the deadline of 8 March, 2022.