Proverse Hong Kong is based in Hong Kong with long-term and expanding 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The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.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.
Below is a photo of the new town of Tung Chung, formerly a fishing village, seen on a very hot day. The children are cooling off and having fun in the sound-responding fountain. The flat concrete slabs to the front left and middle right of the photo represent fishing boats, as a gesture towards remembering the past. A poem in one of Gillian Bickley's poetry collections talks about these seats and a couple seen sitting on one. You may like to look for it in one of her five poetry collections?
Our Proverse P.O. Box is about 50 yards to the left of this photo, and this is also where an escalator leads to the gondolas that take tourists up to the Big Buddha.
If you were ever to come out to visit us, you could arrive by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) at Sunny Bay, the station that serves Hong Kong's Disneyland, and make your way to a nearby connecting bus. In the month of May or so, you would have the stunning pleasure of several brilliant examples of Flame of the Forest trees.
The poem, 'A Relative Quiet', in Gillian Bickley's poetry collection, "China Suite", describes Sunny Bay station on a contrasting day of fog, when "the flame trees hold their fire."
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Information about the annual Proverse Prize for unpublished fiction, non-fiction and poetry (open to all who are eighteen years old or above and irrespective of residence, nationality or citizenship): proversepublishing.com.
Entries for 2016 are now being received. Entry documents.
Please note entries are to be sent by mail not by the internet. Be sure to leave enough time for the postal system to do its work.
THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE
for a single poem previously unpublished in English
a new international poetry prize
The results of the inaugural competition (2016) were announced
at the Proverse Publishing Parade which was held in Central Hong Kong on 22 November.
An anthology of the best entries will be published no later than 31 July 2017.
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2016
for an unpublished book-length work submitted in English
non-fiction, fiction, or poetry
(established in 2008)
The Entry period for 2016 is now closed.
It is planned that the results will be announced at the Proverse Spring Reception 2017
(date to be announced in due course).
The Winners of the Proverse Prize 2015 are:
and Lawrence Gray
PROVERSE READERS' CLUB
The first "Proverse Readers' Club" series ended 25 June on an upward beat when Hong Kong best-selling writer
spoke and answered questions
about his two Hong Kong best-selling thrillers,
Article 109 and The Devil You Know
PROVERSE BOOKS AVAILABLE
Proverse books are available from
online international book retailers;
Hong Kong bookstores;
Select Books, Singapore;
Elizabeth Campbell Books, Canada;
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and by order from UK bookstores.
You may also order directly from
the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press,
who are our Hong Kong and world-wide distributors,
or from this Proverse Hong Kong website.
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!
THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZES
for writing submitted in English
(may be in translation)
There are now two annual international prizes offered by Proverse Hong Kong.
One, founded in 2008, is the Proverse Prize for unpublished book-length non-fiction, fiction or poetry.
The second, founded in 2016, is the Proverse Poetry Prize for single short poems.
Interested to enter for one or both of these prizes? -- You may like to add your name to our free E-Newsletter distribution list to receive the call for entries and any reminders from time to time.
If you missed the deadlines in 2016, plan to meet them in 2017!
THE PROVERSE PRIZE (for book-length work) 2017
The dates for entering for the Proverse Prize 2017 are as follows:
Receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms, 2017 begins: To be announced.
Deadline for receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms, 2017: 31 May 2017.
Receipt of manuscripts begins, 2017: 1 May 2017.
Deadline for receipt of entered manuscripts: 30 June 2017.
THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE 2017
Opening date: 7 May 2017; closing date: 14 July 2017
Proverse friends at a Proverse Spring Reception, where the results of the annual international Proverse Prize competition were announced and several books launched. -- Photo by Errol Patrick Hugh (A Personal Journey Through Sketching: The Sketcher's Art (Proverse, 2009).)
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