Proverse Hong Kong is based in Hong Kong with strong regional and international connections.
The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.
The Publishers were born in the UK and have lived and worked in many countries. They visit, from time to time, Australia, Europe, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Occasionally we help distribute in Hong Kong books published elsewhere, which have topics, references, or associations with Hong Kong or other parts of Asia.
We welcome enquiries for co-published editions.
Hong Kong today does not really look like the tranquil scene above. From time to time we will put up some images of today's Hong Kong in a sub-page to our "Home" page. Do take a look at them! Everyone lives in a different city. Even if you live in Hong Kong, you may not have seen what we have seen. And if you do not live here, it will give you a context for understanding where we are and to guess at the circumstances in which we work.
Preparations for Chinese New Year 2011.
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FORTHCOMING / RECENT EVENTS / NOTICES
Gillian Bickley and Mary-Jane Newton participated in the International Festival, "Poetry Nights", held from 9-15 July in Romania.
Kate Rogers and Mary-Jane Newton with Sayed Gouda participated in Kubrick Poetry's Hong Kong Literature Festival event, "Enchanting English Poems: Cities and Memories", hosted by Polly Ho and Atom Cheung on 29 June.
Mary-Jane Newton and friends read from her second poetry-collection, "Unlocking", at the Hong Kong Festival Fringe "Dairy", 2 Lower Albert Road, Central Hong Kong, on 4 June.
Proverse Prize 2012 Finalist, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, was honoured by a launch of her book "Chasing Light", held at the National Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas, on Wednesday, 12 March. The Governor, Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes lent their patronage and Sir Arthur gave a speech.
Roger Uren's book, "To Asian Lands", recently received an Australian launch.
Verner Bickley recently spoke at Kubrick, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Here are links to a write-up and video of the event.
TimeOut Hong Kong named James Tam's debut novel, "Man's Last Song", International Proverse Prize Finalist 2011, 'Book of the Fortnight'!
THE PROVERSE PUBLISHING PARADE 2014
Do register to join us on Thursday, 20 November, in Central Hong Kong, 7.00-9.00pm!
Several books will be launched. The shortlist for the Proverse Prize 2014 will be announced.
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2014
The closing date for 2014 entries is now past and the 2014 longlist has already been announced. It is planned that the shortlist will be announced on this website by about 24 November as well as at the Proverse Publishing Parade on 20 November..
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2013
It is hoped that the winning books in the 2013 competition will be launched on 20November this year (2014).
"In Vitro", Laura Solomon's first poetry collection (2nd edition) has been released. Please visit our distributor's website: chineseupress.com for details.
HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO's Wayne Yoshioka reports on the East-West Centre Informal Gathering occasioned by the visit of Dr Verner Bickley, first Director of the EWC Culture Learning Institute, and the launch of his book, "Steps to Paradise and Beyond".
Listen at the link that follows!
INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING
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INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING, 2015
If you missed the deadlines in 2014, plan to meet them in 2015!
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2015
The dates for entering for the Proverse Prize 2015 are as follows:
Receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms begins: 14 April 2015.
Deadline for receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms: 31 May 2015.
Receipt of manuscripts begins: 1 May 2015.
Deadline for receipt of entered manuscripts: 30 June 2015.
The Entry Documents for 2015 will be available on 31 March 2015!
Proverse friends at the 2012 Proverse Spring Reception. Five books were launched. The results of the international Proverse Prize competition 2011 were announced. -- Photo by Errol Patrick Hugh (A Personal Journey Through Sketching: The Sketcher's Art (Proverse, 2009).
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There are some excellent reviews in the November 2011 issue of Asian Cha of the following books published by Proverse: Akin Jeje's Smoked Pearl: Poems of Hong Kong and Beyond, Mary-Jane Newton's Of Symbols Misused, Jason S Polley's refrain and Laura Solomon's Instant Messages.
The same issue of Asian Cha also has an article by Verner Bickley about the development of Proverse as an international, Hong Kong-based publisher.
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