New Chinese magazine seeks submissions


From Donxi magazine’s press release:

Dongxi is a China-wide magazine gratuitously publishing words, thoughts, ideas, lists, letters, reviews, poems, translations, short stories, images, photos and artwork.

Submissions must be sent by e-mail to….

Subscribing is easy. E-mail us a postal address (and preferably a submission) and all future issues will be sent upon publication….

Dongxi strives to represent the widest range of of voices and opinions in China today, but contributions racist, sexist, homophobic or overwhelmingly political in nature will be subject to critical consideration by the editorial board.

While this is still in its infancy, it sounds promising. The creators describe themselves as “three non-Chinese nationals spread between Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou with ten combined years of living and working in China.” They tell me they are willing to pay for good contributions. Please consider sending them a submission.

The Discussion: 13 Comments

Sounds interesting. Do they have a website? Is it distributed in the US?

October 29, 2005 @ 12:39 am | Comment

They tell me the site is brand new and under construction; you can see it here.

October 29, 2005 @ 3:33 am | Comment

Wait till they get their first essay from Madge … they might be re-thinking their submissions policy.

If they pay by the word, it’ll break them.

October 29, 2005 @ 5:11 am | Comment

Wait till they get their first essay from Madge … they might be re-thinking their submissions policy.

Please, please don’t give him any ideas.

October 29, 2005 @ 5:41 am | Comment

Just two questions

Which language does it have to be in and are you certain that they aren’t the PSB in civies?

October 29, 2005 @ 7:45 am | Comment

English. Don’t know about the second question.

October 29, 2005 @ 8:47 am | Comment

if it’s hardcopy in china, it’s either A) PSB/MII B) run by a chinese person who teaches at bei da, or has a friend who works at bei da or the local PSB or MII, or C) a person of chinese heritage from a China-dominated colony (probably Singapore) with some sort of connection to official Chinese media (like having a sister-in-law at CCTV) who would fear harming his or her family member enough to be uber cautious having anything to do with media under the dictatorship (i.e. all stories are to be rosey red and all pics are to be smiley faced… or else)

that is what i’ve learned, anyway (friend’s older sis at cctv, ex-boss’s wife at cctv, Singaporean chief ed of the local rag mag gives us major cautions every month for all submissions, especially those made in chinese, and all publications in any language need to pass a “screening review” before they go out.

hahahahaha. i love thinking about a big fat audi drivin’ CCP monkey telling me what i’m “allowed” to say hehehe HAHAHAHA see those jowels flappin’ and that fat finger pointin’ down at me hehehe then ask him how his kid is doin’ at university in the US hehehehe, “get his citizenship yet?” HAHAHAHAhah it’s true dudes, ask around

October 29, 2005 @ 12:08 pm | Comment

Dear Chinazombie!

Having read your above conspiracy theory, we feel you might have potential as a short story writer. We suggest you put some more time into coming up with something more creative and realistic, and submit it to dongxi.


dongxi magazine

October 29, 2005 @ 8:36 pm | Comment

heheh nice one

October 29, 2005 @ 8:41 pm | Comment

For real.


October 29, 2005 @ 9:10 pm | Comment

Its a nice idea, but I’m certainly not going to hand over my name and adress to anybody who actually has permission to publish in China.

October 30, 2005 @ 5:21 am | Comment

I’d love to send in a few articles, but I can promise you that they’d never be approved by “the people upstairs”.

Seriously – if they were, it would mean Hu Jintao had had a massive personality change of Jekyll and Hyde proportions.

October 30, 2005 @ 7:10 am | Comment

Guys, what is this CCTV/”people upstairs” baloney? Allow me to present our case as clearly as possible without sounding rude!

-We’re three non-Chinese.
-Two of us are working journalists.
-We all have solid experience working for newspapers in magazines (both in our home countries and in China).
-Given where we come from and how we were raised, we don’t feel that lacking a publishing license should prevent one from publishing (consider carefully the source of this forum).
-We’re fully aware that a project of this nature which positioned itself according to the limits imposed on media in China would stand no chance of success given the standards English-media face, therefore we are not worried.
-We’re paying for all printing and distribution ourselves.
-We’ve virtually placed our offices on Xanga and Gmail because we all have full-time jobs and this is the most reasonable option given our circumstances at this time.
-While we remain largely apolitical, we do recognize the fact that Hu Jintao has always consistently demonstrated a personality of significantly “Jekyll and Hyde” proportions.

dongxi magazine

October 30, 2005 @ 8:38 am | Comment

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