Write or Translate for Us
Write for Us
This Is Southeast Asia publishes essays by Southeast Asian writers under 40 years of age.
We are currently open to submissions from:
- Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)
- Malaysia (English, Malay, and Chinese)
- Vietnam (Vietnamese)
We want you to write about your experience of a place: any place in Southeast Asia. It could be a neighbourhood, a town, or a street; a university campus, a house of worship, a restaurant; an office, mall, market, cinema, and so on.
We will be most interested in places where different people meet, where various elements of society come together.
All essays must make liberal use of first-person narration. We don’t want an objective description of a place, but an account of your relationship with a place: what it is like for you, the meaning that it has for you.
Our published essays are typically around 2,000 English words, but there are no hard word limits. Each essay must deal with the present day rather than the past - we don't want memoir. Humour will be welcomed. All submissions must be original work not previously published.
Please send all submissions to email@example.com.
Translate for Us
We are seeking expressions of interest from freelance translators working in the following languages:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us briefly about yourself and your experience with the language you propose to translate, and attach one or two previously-published pieces of your writing.