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05 Jul 2011

Southeast Asian Literature Project

The Southeast Asian Literature Project is an independent initiative begun in May 2007, with the objective of developing awareness, exchange and translation of contemporary literature among writers and readers in Southeast Asia and beyond. The project was started as a response to the lack of representation of Southeast Asian literature within and outside the region, in the publishing arena, and most importantly to the younger generation of writers and readers.

Since the project’s formation, the editors have received almost five hundred (500) submissions from Southeast Asia and from diaspora communities all over the world. The screening process for selection of works was begun in November 2007 and is, at present, almost complete. Editors are now in the process of assembling a manuscript and copy-editing the selected works. The editing, initial layout and design of the anthology is currently ongoing.