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At the China Channel we welcome pitches and submissions of all shapes and sizes, directed to [email protected]. In particular, we’re looking for:

Reviews: Sharp, informative reviews of recent books on or from China, telling us something a casual reader wouldn’t know already and bringing the topic to life even if they don’t go on to buy the book. (1000 words or so)

Essays: A broad category, covering culture, society, politics, history, travel and more, and with a wide definition of China. In short, nonfiction writing that offers something original and ideally unexpected. (1000-1500 words, flexible)

Translations: Chinese stories in translation, with a wide remit: fiction, nonfiction, poetry – anything that offers a window into the culture or its literature of greater China. (1000-3000 words, or between one and five poems)

Photography: Either individual photos for our image of the week slot, or especially photo essays, which should explore a facet of China, broadly conceived, in an original way. (6-12 photos)

Multimedia: Audio, video, animations, virtual reality, LOLcats – anything that gives a fresh twist to China is very welcome. (no more than 15 mins long, except for podcasts)

We pay for all articles (except for short regular features, or where the author waives the fee), but with limited resources. If you haven’t written anything yet, please email us with your idea in the first instance. If you already have something on the page, feel free to attach it along with your pitch. If it has already been published, even in a different version, always include the link. Please bear with us if we are slow getting back to you, and be assured that we read all incoming mail.

All finished articles should be submitted by email as a Word file or Google doc, in Times New Roman, and should include a title and subheader. Please append a brief bio and small headshot, as well as any images (that you have copyright for or are not copyrighted) if appropriate, all copied within the document. For further questions please refer to our style guide.