Manoa :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
A Pacific Journal of International Writing
About Manoa: Manoa is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes American, Asian, and Pacific fiction, poetry, essays, plays, and artwork.
University of Hawaii Department of English
1733 Donaghho Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3070
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (query first) Reading period: not accepting unsolicited work at this time; query first Response time: varies Payment: varies Contests: never ISSN: 1045-7909 Founded: 1989 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: University of Hawaii Press Average pages: 200 Sample copy (postpaid): $20 Cover Price: $20 Subscription (Ind): $30 Subscription (Inst): $50
Publisher’s Description: Manoa is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes fiction, poetry, essays, plays, and artwork from Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas. An outstanding feature of each issue is contemporary work in original translation from Asian and Pacific nations, selected for each issue by a guest editor. Beautifully produced, Manoa presents writing from the entire Asia-Pacific region, one of the world's most dynamic literary places.
Twice a year, the journal presents outstanding contemporary writing from places as diverse as the People’s Republic of China, Tibet, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Cambodia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as Canada, Mexico, and South America. Works in Manoa have been cited for excellence and reprinted in such anthologies as Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Pushcart Prize. Manoa has also received national awards for its design and editorial excellence.
Manoa titles appear in The Index of American Periodical Verse, The American Humanities Index, Sociological Abstracts, and The Index of Modern Language Association. Digital editions of the journal are archived at JSTOR.org and Project Muse (muse.jhu.edu).
Guest edited by Trevor Carolan, the current issue of Mānoa (Volume 25 Number 1, Summer 2013) is inspired by songs of the aboriginal people, by the rivers, the forests, and the wildlife of a region stretching from Southeast Alaska through Cape Mendocino, California. Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World portrays the region’s complexity and the need to conserve and protect it. This volume includes essays by Hugh Brody and Gary Snyder, fiction by Barry Lopez, oratory by Chief Dan George and Robert Bringhurst, poems by Lee Maracle and Richard Van Camp, memoirs by Eden Robinson and Maxine Hong Kingston.
On Freedom: Spirit, Art, and State (volume 24 number 2): The various meanings of freedom are difficult to clarify in the discursive language of theory and philosophy. But authors of fiction, poetry, and other narrative forms—using metaphor, parable, and figurative speech—are often at home with what is difficult and too subtle for reason alone. Residing in countries throughout Asia and North America, the authors in On Freedom help us understand the need for cultural, spiritual, and intellectual freedoms in order to have a life that is fully realized.
Sky Lanterns: New Poetry from China, Formosa, and Beyond (volume 24 number 1) brings together innovative work by contemporary authors—primarily poets writing in Chinese who are at the forefront of truth-seeking, resistance, and renewal. A significant number of the poets are women whose work is little known to English-language readers. Contributors include Amang, Bai Hua, Bei Dao, Chen Yuhong, Duo Yu, Hai Zi, Pang Pei, Sun Lei, Arthur Sze, Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Wei An, Woeser, Yang Lian, Yang Zi, Yi Lu, Barbara Yien, Yinni, Yu Xiang, and Zhang Zao.
Almost Heaven: On the Human and Divine (volume 23 number 2) presents stories, poems, and essays about the appearance of a divine moment or presence—which may take many forms and names. Some measures of goodness are large and celebrated. Some occur in the seemingly modest works of people who choose to regard those around them with extraordinary compassion. Sometimes goodness can seem inexplicably courageous and even miraculous. Authors in this issue include Chester Aaron, Alai, Gene Frumkin, John Zuern, Barry Lopez, Patrick Madden, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Sur Das, the legendary singer.
last updated 8/5/2013