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A Thousand Cranes: An Anthology with APHN

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4 March, 2020 - 31 August, 2020



Coping with death is not a topic that’s often discussed, and yet it’s an inevitable reality of every human life. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, or healthcare professional currently dealing with terminal illness, hearing from others who have been through the same experience can be a source of strength and comfort.

With this anthology, Sing Lit Station (SLS) and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) aim to increase awareness for the concept of hospice and palliative care, and to facilitate thoughtful discourse surrounding this topic.

Everyone living in the Asia Pacific region who has been touched by the benefits of palliative care is welcome to submit their poetry for inclusion in this anthology. Submissions will be accepted in any of the following languages spoken in the Asia Pacific region.

ELIGIBLE SECTORS: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.

ACCEPTED LANGUAGES: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Burmese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese (Click on the languages above for submission guidelines in the translated languages)

All shortlisted poems will be translated into English.

Please note that all submitted poems will be published on our microsite at the end of the open call. Only selected poems will be chosen for publication in the anthology.

If you have any queries or concerns, please write to us directly here and we will get back to you within 2 working days.


4 March, 2020
31 August, 2020
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