Ed: Please note we are not currently welcoming new submissions, and the site is now closed.
At the China Channel, 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)
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)
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: Photo essays should explore a facet of China, broadly conceived, in an original way and tell something new about the nation or its history. (6-12 photos) We also accept single photos for our Image of the Week.
Multimedia: Audio, video, animations, virtual reality, memes, LOLcats – anything multimedia that offers a fresh twist to China is very welcome. We only consider completed work. (less than 30 minutes)
We pay for all original work, 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. Please bear with us if we are slow getting back to you, and be assured that we read all incoming mail.
We welcome reposts and book excerpts (which can be longer than our usual essays), but do not pay for them. If your submission has already been published elsewhere, even in a different version, always include the link or details when you write to us, including if the article is due to be published elsewhere but has not yet.
All finished articles should be submitted by email as a Word file or Google doc. Please append a brief bio and small headshot, as well as any images (that you hold copyright for or are not copyrighted) if appropriate. All imaged should be copied within the Word or Google doc. For further questions please refer to our style guide.