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Anak Sastra's 27th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a loner airport taxi driver in Flores, Indonesia; a child's Independence Day dance performance in Malaysian Borneo; a pair of urban adventurers in Macau; a casual get-together of foreign teachers with a competitive hospitality streak in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; and a handful of poems connected to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/!

Short fiction by Ardiono, CA Yin and Clifton Bates.
Creative nonfiction by Ben Gumienny.
Poetry by King Llanza, Shona Levingston, Robert Flinn and Malachi Edwin Vethamani.

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Anak Sastra's 26th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about the lives of a troupe of puppets in Myanmar; observations from a teahouse in Malaysian Borneo; the extent to which parents will spoil their children in Malaysia; getting to know fellow bus passengers in Malaysia; crossing imagined lines of development while exploring Yangon; and a handful of poems connected to Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/!

Short fiction by Kira Messell, CA Yin and Sabah Carrim.
Creative nonfiction by Harjinder Kaur and Brendan Chia.
Poetry by Jessica Ginting, Gerard Sarnat, John C. Mannone, Riya Sarna, William C. Blome and Mary Alinney Villacastin.

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Anak Sastra's 25th issue is now published. Inside readers will find excerpts from short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry included in the anthology 'On the Back of a Motorbike: Stories and Poems from Southeast Asia'. Every one of the anthology's contributors has written for 'Anak Sastra' over the past 25 issues. In addition to highlighting their talents here, we also offer brief interviews on their philosophies on writing and the personal connection they have to their c...reative contributions to the anthology. Stories and poems range the full spectrum of genres and geographical locations across Southeast Asia. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/!

Short fiction by Lindsay Boyd, Paul GnanaSelvam, William Tham Wai Liang, Thomas De Angelo, Daniel Emlyn-Jones, Raymund P. Reyes, Chang Shih Yen, Barry Rosenberg, Michael Lund and Tilon Sagulu.
Creative nonfiction by Don Adams, Pauline Fernandez and John McMahon.
Poetry by Romalyn Ante, D.R.L. Heywood-Lonsdale, Perry McDaid, Khor Hui Min, Gillian Craig, Ling Tan, Subashini Navaratnam, Reed Venrick, David Andre Davison, Charlie Baylis, Scott Reel and Paige Yeoh.

If you do enjoy it and would like to read the whole anthology, copies can be found all over the Internet and in select bookstores in paperback and e-book formats. Links to find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Kindle, Nook, iTunes, e-Sentral, AbeBooks, Kobo and Inktera can be found mostly through the GoodReads page (https://www.goodreads.com/…/32599436-on-the-back-of-a-motor…) or on Anak Sastra's or Literary Concept's page.

Let us know what you think about the anthology, either on your blog, Facebook, GoodReads or any review site of your choice.

As always, have a read and enjoy!

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Anak Sastra's 24th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about perceptions after meeting a long-distance lover in Thailand; various perspectives from hotel staff in Hanoi, Vietnam; making connections when a Singaporean executive is posted to an overseas office; a brief interaction with Langkawi boys and their freshly-caught sea turtle in Malaysia; and a handful of poems connected to Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

We are a quarterly publication geared to Southeast Asian writers and those writing about Southeast Asia in English.
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Anak Sastra's 23rd issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about meeting other travelers in rural Laos; seeing your problems reflected in those around you in the Philippines; a dysfunctional family with unfortunate tattoos in Malaysia; an alternative perspective to political idiocy in Malaysia; an historical portrait of sisters who saved Vietnam; backpacking and learning from monks in Tha Ton, Thailand; and a handful of poems connected to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

We are a quarterly publication geared to Southeast Asian writers and those writing about Southeast Asia in English.
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Anak Sastra's 22nd issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a girl's disappearance in the Caribbean paralleling a father's grief in Koh Samui, Thailand; opening minds and moving on while traveling around Putrajaya in Malaysia; radio transmission flashbacks from Vietnam; a city boy helping a Taiping girl in need with the help of a cat in Malaysia; exploring Indochina by bike and claiming one's own space along the Laos-Thailand border; a portrait of life in a central Saigon neighborhood in Vietnam; a young family fusing cultures to design the perfect Christmas tree in Bangkok; a group of relief workers creating new opportunities in semi-rural Philippines; and a handful of poems connected to the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

We are a quarterly publication geared to Southeast Asian writers and those writing about Southeast Asia in English.
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Anak Sastra's 21st issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about learning to move forward while taking a new job with refugees in rural Thailand; driving the God of Death around in a taxi in Singapore; confronting the well-off mother who gave you away as a baby in Bangkok; the novelty of rail travel across the countryside in Myanmar; the desperate conditions and hope within a Rohingya camp in Myanmar; and a few poems connected to Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

We are a quarterly publication geared to Southeast Asian writers and those writing about Southeast Asia in English.
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Anak Sastra's 20th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about love and betrayal during the Malayan Emergency in Malaysia; learning to navigate beliefs during political strife in Vietnam; finding a balance between spiritual values and economic development in Indonesia; a man wondering about his chance for love in the Philippines; an American couple sharing their home with Cambodian refugees; and a number of poems connected to Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

We are a quarterly publication geared to Southeast Asian writers and those writing about Southeast Asia in English.
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Anak Sastra's 19th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a downtrodden magician getting revenge in Malaysia by Megat Ishak; a woman's views on visiting Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Vietnam by Elaine Barnard; a mother and son's adventure in Thailand by Peggy McCaulley; the significance of senior citizens in Singaporean society by Patrick Sagaram; traveling on a modified scooter from Sumatra to Borneo in Indonesia by Shinta Utami; and a few poems connected to Vietnam and Malaysia by Nathan Wakefield Taylor and Alis Padasian. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

Anak Sastra's 18th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a man pondering the future after a messy breakup in Bali by C.G. Fewston; a migrant worker's confusion over a friendly gesture in Malaysia by Tilon Sagulu; seminary students confronting a notorious teacher in the Philippines by James M. Fajarito; legendary cock fighting in Sumatra by James Penha; and a handful of poems connected to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Vietnam by John C. Mannone, Subashini Navaratnam, Christopher Rose, Mark Antony Rossi, Catalina Rembuyan, Lana Bella, and Anna Ojascastro Guzon. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

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Anak Sastra's 17th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about an inexperienced traveler in the Philippines by Chris Wilkensen; a trishaw driver's retirement plans in Vietnam by Elaine Barnard; an unlucky-in-love woman in Vietnam by Delfo Baroni; a Japanese man's move to Singapore by Philip Dean Walker; roadside dining in Vietnam by Don Adams; a family secret in the Philippines by Pauline Fernandez; women drivers in Thailand by Peggy McCaulley; a handful of poems connected to Malaysia and the Philippines by Gonzalinho da Costa, Romalyn Ante, Paul GnanaSelvam, and Anne Carly Abad; and a 'book reaction' to Jess Row's novel Your Face in Mine by James Seals. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com/

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Anak Sastra's 16th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a Japanese tourist getting into trouble in the Philippines by Lindsay Boyd; a man learning that the past still holds secrets in Vietnam by C.G. Fewston; home life and hopes for the future in the Philippines by Tess Crescini; winging a trip around Sumatra in Indonesia by Ratana Chulanont; and a handful of poems connected to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore by Charlie Baylis, Benjamin Goluboff, C.R. Resetarits, and Changming Yuan. Have a read at http://www.anaksastra.com.

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Anak Sastra's 15 issue has been reviewed by Kirsten McIlvenna on New Pages. You can find the review here: http://www.newpages.com/literary-magazine-revi…/2014-05-15/….

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Anak Sastra's 15th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a boy forced to grow up too soon in Vietnam by Carla J. Dow; an orangutan confronting reality in Malaysia by Carla J. Dow; growing comfortable with one's sexuality in Thailand by Lindsay Boyd; dealing with law enforcement in Thailand by Miles Stearns; learning the local culture of Bali's Nusa Penida in Indonesia by Christelle Davis; 1980s life and friendship in the Nong Chan Camp along the Thailand-Cambodia border by Larry Schreiber; and a handful of poems connected to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines by Gillian Craig, Brandon Roy, Jen Ashburn, and Kim Nguyen. Check it out at anaksastra.com.

Anak Sastra's 14th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about travelling with family members in Malaysia by Kawika Guillermo; a behind-the-scenes look at a post-war hospital in Vietnam by Kristin Ronzi; reflections on a Third-World tourist paradise in the Philippines by Annette Greene; the challenges surrounding an international career move to Malaysia by Teresa Peipins; recalling the antics of a Vietnam-based military radio host by Michael Lund; and a handful of poems connected to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore by Jonel Abellanosa, Um Aldrin, John C. Mannone, Alex Lindquist, and Deborah Wong. Check it out at anaksastra.com.

Anak Sastra's 13th issue is now published. Inside readers will find stories about a Burmese conspiracy theory via fortune cookie by Bruce Hinrichs; dissecting fulfillment in Cambodia by Rebecca Andem; finding a sense of security in the unfamiliar in Bali by Kimberly Sullivan; learning where to go in life from a Thai monk by Christa Boyd-Nafstad; bridging the cultural gap in Hoi An by Marla Anzalone; and a handful of poems set in Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand by Brendan Walsh, Bruce Sydow, Paul Lomax, Miguel Alberto Gomez, and Preeyakit Buranasin. Check it out at anaksastra.com.