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The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.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.
Here below is the Tung Chung Post Office where we collect our mail.
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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PROVERSE SPRING RECEPTION
27 April 2017, 7-9pm, Central Hong Kong
Registration now open!
The structure of the evening is as follows:
7.00-7.30pm: mixing and mingling, books available for purchase and signing, canapés and cash bar;
Announcement of Winner(s) in the international
Proverse Prize competition 2016;
Launch of five books with brief introductions by writers present:
Birgit Bunzel Linder, Bliss of Bewilderment (poetry collection); Dragoş Ilca, HK Hollow (novel); Gillian Bickley, Over the Years: Selected Collected Poems (1972-2015); Laura Solomon, Brain Graft (play); Mingled Voices (The inaugural Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology).
Presentation of awards to Winners in the inaugural
international Proverse Poetry Prize competition (2016):
1st prize winner: Vaughan Rapatahana;
2nd prize winner: Maria Elena Blanco (in absentia);
3rd prize winners:
Joy Al-Sofi, Gili Haimovich, Luisa Ternau.
Recognition of all Proverse authors present.
We will welcome
from Estonia, Mathura (Margus Lattik),
from Israel, Gili Haimovich,
from New Zealand, Vaughan Rapatahana.
8.30 to 9.00pm (sharp): resume mixing and mingling, book purchase and signing, canapés and cash bar.
AUTHOR TALK VIDEOS
Beginning in January 2016, Proverse Hong Kong hosted a mostly weekly series of "meet the author" sessions in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong. Most of these were videoed. The videos have been edited and uploaded to Youtube.
For access details, please see the "Proverse Readers' Club" page.
THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE
for a single poem previously unpublished in English
a new international poetry prize
The results of the inaugural competition (2016)
at the "Proverse Publishing Parade" which was held in Central Hong Kong on 22 November.
An anthology of the best entries
is scheduled to be published
on 27 April 2017.
RESULTS FOR 2016
THE PROVERSE PRIZE
for an unpublished book-length work submitted in English
non-fiction, fiction, or poetry
(established in 2008)
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2017
The Winners of the Proverse Prize 2015 are:
and Lawrence Gray
PROVERSE BOOKS AVAILABLE
Proverse books are available from
online international book retailers;
Hong Kong bookstores;
Select Books, Singapore;
Elizabeth Campbell Books, Canada;
Llibreria La Puca, Andorra La Vella, Principality of Andorra;
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
Opening date for receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms / Entered Work: 14 April 2017; deadline: 14 June 2017
THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE (single poems) 2017
Opening date: 7 May 2017; closing date: 30 June 2017
The following Hong Kong Writers' Circle podcast includes a description of the entering and judging process, from about minute 37 onwards:
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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