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Ceriph marks Issue 7 by unpacking the seven deadly sins. Wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony are inextricable threads of the human condition, and have been described doctrinally as forms of “idolatry of self”. Likewise, writing, even at its most abstract, is an exercise of the subjective complicating the objective. We seek work that presents these behaviours in manners that are nuanced yet powerful, that are complex yet economical. We would like to textually explore vice without pejorative judgment, emotion without hyperbolic cliché.

The Seven Sins Issue will be specially designed to reflect our theme, and submissions will close xxxx. Please indicate the title of your piece as well as the sin you wish for your submission to be considered under in the subject header of your submission email. Submissions sent to us after our previous deadline will be considered for publication for our next open issue, but may also be resubmitted for consideration under a theme.

Ceriph is committed to publishing new work, but for the Seven Sins Issue, we will also be scouring through previously published local short story collections to unearth gems that will add to the diversity of interpretations of the seven sins—our seventh outing will be a wicked bumper issue of sins past and present, by both more established as well as fresh writers.

Submissions will be open till November 17th. We aim to respond to every email, though it might take some time. Please be patient with us!

 

Submission guidelines:

❶ Please send all entries to submissions@ceriph.net in the following format:

a) A short biography of the author in not more than three sentences should be included
b) The title of the work submitted should be used as the email title/subject heading. Please include the specific sin which your piece fits in best.
c) Submitted piece (if textual) should be copied into the mail email body, as well as included
in an email attachment in .doc or .pdf format for text files, and high resolution .jpg or .gif
files for images.

❷ We prefer to receive unpublished works. If a piece of work has been published previously on a blog, website, or in print, please indicate so in the submission email.

❸ Selected pieces will be notified, and published contributors will each receive a free copy.

 

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The CERIPH Mentorship Programme seeks to enrich the depth and quality of your writing.

Too often, the art of writing is associated exclusively with the unidentical duplex of poetry and prose. As such, whilst catering for these mainstays, we also broaden our offerings into Creative Non-Fiction and Food-Writing.

Our four mentors are talented wordsmiths, each with additional specialities in their chosen field. Expect a mentorship that is devoid of the staid, whilst high on engagement—be it critiquing your writing, sharing industry knowledge, or introducing you to epiphanic authors and titles, salient and obscure as they come.

We work with the end in mind—we know how important the showcasing of output is, and the satisfaction of seeing your work go to print. We therefore offer mentees publishing opportunities
in Ceriph and Esquire (Singapore) for Prose and Poetry, Poskod and Esquire (Singapore) for Creative Non-Fiction, and Singapore Tatler online for
Food-Writing.

Commitment: Face-to-face meetings (2 hours) 6 times over 6 months, working on 1-2 pieces each time, every last Saturday of the month.

Expected output: 3 polished pieces for Prose, Creative Non-Fiction and Food-Writing,
 5 for Poetry.


Mentors


Yong Shu Hoong has published four books of poetry: Isaac (1997), do-while (2002), Frottage (2005), which won the 2006 Singapore Literature Prize, and From within the Marrow (2010). His poems have been included in literary journals like Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), as well as anthologies like Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008). His short story, ‘The Handover’, was featured in the National Library Board’s reading initiative, Read! Singapore, in 2012. As a freelance journalist, he has written articles for publications like The Straits Times, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and Esquire Singapore.

The work of poetry mentees will be considered for publication in Ceriph.


Amanda Lee Koe is the fiction editor of Esquire (Singapore), editor of creative non-fiction magazine POSKOD.SG, co-editor of literary journal Ceriph and communications lead at design and communications practice studioKALEIDO. She was the 2013 Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She spearheaded and edited Eastern Heathens (Ethos Books, with Ng Yi-Sheng), whilst her first book, Ministry of Moral Panic (Epigram), was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival. She has also contributed articles, essays and op-eds covering arts, culture, music and architecture to Cubes, Singapore Architect, BiblioAsia, Nylon, The Design Society Journal and the Iowa City Press Citizen.

The work of creative non-fiction mentees will be considered for publication in POSKOD and Esquire (Singapore). 

Denise Kok is the online editor of Singapore Tatler Dining and contributing reviewer for Singapore Tatler’s Singapore’s Best Restaurants. She has shared beers with top chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants, hung out with vegetable tycoons at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, and nearly broke a leg trekking to a Slow Food farm in Switzerland. Her writing has been featured in Appetite, BBC Good Food Asia, Food & Travel, and HongKongTatler.com. Everyone thinks she spends her days wining and dining (FALSE) and no one — apart from her mum — thinks she deserves her job (TRUE).

The work of food-writing mentees will be considered for publication in Singapore Tatler Dining online.


Jason Erik Lundberg is the author of several books of the fantastic — including Strange Mammals (2013), The Alchemy of Happiness (2012), and Red Dot Irreal (2011) — as well as the Bo Bo and Cha Cha children's picture book series and more than a hundred short stories, articles, and book reviews. He is also the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, series editor for The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories, editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004). A graduate of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, Lundberg holds a degree in creative writing from North Carolina State University and currently lives in Singapore.

The work of prose mentees will be considered for publication in Ceriph and Esquire (Singapore). 

 

Expected output: 4 polished pieces for Prose, Creative Non-Fiction and Food-Writing, 
8 for Poetry.

Submission period: February 15th –March 15th; chosen mentees will be notified via email on March 20th. The first session of the mentorship commences on March 30th, 4 – 6pm at Goodman Arts Centre.

To be considered for the mentorship, submit the following to submissions@ceriph.net

❶ Your name, age, contact number, occupation, and the genre you are applying for (you may apply to more than 1 genre; but will ultimately only be accepted for 1) (age and occupation are in no way discriminatory factors; we collect these for casual, internal research as to our outreach.)



❷ 3 pieces of your writing relevant to the genre. (You may send in Lifestyle writing for the Food-Writing genre if you do not have pieces that pertain directly to food.)



❸ A short profile about yourself and your background (<200 words).



❹ A short paragraph about what you would like to get out of this mentorship (<200 words).



❺ Lastly, please title your email as 'The Ceriph Mentorship Programme', followed by your genre(s) of choice.




The Ceriph Mentorship Programme is supported by



 

 

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Commune is a sporadic corralling of thematic thought, a peer-reviewing workshop
and critical platform for writers based in Singapore. Traversing the alphabet,
with 26 different themes, we begin with

 

A for Anger

Is Singaporean writing angry? What sort of angst is productive? Does post-colonial
writing need to bear a respectable amount of chagrin? Which international writer
best channels his/her fury? Come sample and discuss literary aggression with
Ng-Yisheng and Nicholas Liu.

*Followed by a free private screening of Falling Down.

 

OPTION A:1

For $5, you receive a folder with 3 readings (readings will be sent out in soft copy
prior to the session; folder will be disseminated during the session), a discussion
with Ng Yi-Sheng and Nicholas Liu on Anger as pertaining to lit, as well as
an in-class writing exercise channeling productive anger.

 

OPTION A:2

For $10, you receive all the above, and you can also send in a work of yours you would like critiqued. It would be particularly interesting if it had anything at all to do with anger (which of course can be varied and extrapolated), but it is absolutely fine if it doesn't and you are merely seeking to share and to receive editorial feedback. Feedback will be provided in-session by the facilitators, who will be sent your piece ahead of time. Pieces submitted will also be printed out for all participants to peruse, to allow for a group discussion.

 

ADD-ON

For an additional $5, you receive a tuna & cheese sandwich + juice + yogurt muesli dinner pack.

 

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12th Oct 2012, Friday
7pm – 9pm (session)
930pm – 1130pm (screening)


To register, send the following to allofus@ceriph.net by 5th Oct:

❶ Your name, contact number, age and occupation



❷ Title your submission "Commune"



❸ Please indicate if you are selecting Option A:1 or A:2, and whether you would like to include the add-on option.

❹ If selecting Option A:2, please paste the piece/s you want critiqued into the body of the email, and also send them as an attachment (Not more than 3 pieces of poetry, and 1 piece of prose (not more than 9000 words).)



Confirmations for workshop participants will be rolled out via email by 7th Oct.

 

 

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Microcosmos is a visual arts exhibition with an inbuilt writing experiment—Orbital Decay.
We have 7 artworks that will be accompanied by 14 tangential literary responses, to be
co-published in a micro-anthology.

Curated by Amanda Lee & Winnie Wu, Orbital Decay will involve 3 group sessions at Goodman Arts Centre: 1) 8th Sept, 3 – 6pm: artist talks; 2) 15th Sept, 3 – 6pm: a poetry & prose workshop review by Ng Yi-Sheng for poetry, and Jason Erik Lundberg for prose. Session 3 will be a presentation of the work at the Microcosmos exhibition on 26th Oct.

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To apply, send the following to amanda@studiokaleido.net by 5th Sept:

❶ 2 – 3 pieces of poetry or prose, pasted into the body of the email
(please do not send attachments)

❷ Title your submission "Orbital Decay"

❸ Include your name and contact number

❹ Please ensure that you would like to, and can turn up for, the 3 sessions

Chosen participants will be notified by 7th Sept, 3pm, and will be expected to turn up at Orbital Decay Session 1 the following day, on 8th Sept. An interest in/appreciation of visual arts and culture is useful & fruitful, though no formal familiarity whatsoever is expected or required.

 

 

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Ceriph has been approached by the National Arts Council to devise a new collaborative project, and it is taking the form of 10 × 10: an intergenerational literary equation.

The project will see 10 writers selected by Ceriph and 10 senior citizens collaborating in an intergenerational literary project that will culminate in a multi-media presentation and print publication at this year's Singapore Writers Festival in November, and at Silver Arts in September. (Silver Arts is an arts platform for seniors organised by the National Arts Council, held this
September in honour and appreciation for the elderly in Singapore, and to create awareness
of our aging population.)

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10 × 10: an intergenerational literary equation, will be held over 6 sessions, each lasting approximately three hours with a break in between. These are the scheduled dates:

26th, 27th July (Thursday & Friday): 630-930pm

7th, 8th August (Tuesday & Wednesday): 630-930pm

15th, 16th August (Wednesday & Thursday): 630-930pm

Venue:

studioKALEIDO
Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road
Block B #05-06
Singapore 439053

We realise timelines are extremely tight, owing to a delayed approval via our partners. We have filled up half of the spaces, but would now like to cast a wider net with an open call for youth writers who are interested to participate.

**You must be able to commit fully to the 6 stipulated dates. If you are unable to make it for any of the sessions, we will, unfortunately, not be able to accept you for the programme. Please apply only if these dates work for you.

During these sessions, the devising of personal haikus, synaesthetic sojourns, blank verse and automatic writing will be explored and carried out with the aim of bridging personal histories and distilling one another's memories, spanning across the expanse between two generations. There will also be an illustrator present, who will be capturing portraits and scenes on the spot.

The creative output of youths, seniors and the illustrator will be curated, edited and published in a volume that encapsulates the experience, of which youth writers will receive 3 copies each. Writers will also be invited to participate in a multi-media reading at the 10 × 10 publication launch & presentation at the Singapore Writers Festival.

For the purposes of this project, youth writers are defined to be between the ages of 15 to 30. This is only because we are hoping to draw a more defined juxtaposition in the working relationship, and subsequent gaps bridged, between youths and senior writers.

We are also pleased to offer you an honorarium for the programme, in acknowledgment of your time and contribution.

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To be considered for 10 × 10, submit the following to submissions@ceriph.net

by Tuesday, 24th July, 21:00. You will be informed if you have been selected by
Wednesday, 25th July, 14:00. Please note that the first session commences the next day,
on Thursday, 26th July.

❶ Your name, age, contact number and occupation.

❷ 1 writing sample in prose or poetry (between 200 – 2000 words for prose, and not more than 25 lines for poetry).

❸ Lastly, please title your email as '10 × 10 application'

 

 

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The CERIPH Mentorship Programme seeks to enrich the depth and quality of your writing.

Too often, the art of writing is associated exclusively with the unidentical duplex of poetry and prose. As such, whilst catering for these mainstays, we also broaden our offerings into Creative Non-Fiction and Food-Writing.

Our four mentors are talented wordsmiths, each with additional specialities in their chosen field. Expect a mentorship that is devoid of the staid, whilst high on engagement—be it critiquing your writing, sharing industry knowledge, or introducing you to epiphanic authors and titles, salient and obscure as they come.

We work with the end in mind—we know how important the showcasing of output is, and the satisfaction of seeing your work go to print. We therefore offer mentees publishing opportunities
in Ceriph for Prose and Poetry, Poskod for Creative Non-Fiction, and BBC Good Food Asia for
Food-Writing.

Commitment: Face-to-face meetings (1.5 to 2 hours) 6 times over 6 months, working on 1-2 pieces each time.

Expected output: 4 polished pieces for Prose, Creative Non-Fiction and Food-Writing,
8 for Poetry.

Submission period: Jan 12th – Feb 15th; chosen mentees will be notified via email on Feb 22nd



To be considered for the mentorship, submit the following to submissions@ceriph.net

❶ Your name, age, contact number, occupation, and the genre you are applying for (you may apply to more than 1 genre; but will ultimately only be accepted for 1) (age and occupation are in no way discriminatory factors; we collect these for casual, internal research as to our outreach.)

❷ 3 pieces of your writing relevant to the genre.

❸ A short profile about yourself and your background (<200 words).

❹ A short paragraph about what you would like to get out of this mentorship (<200 words).

❺ Lastly, please title your email as 'The Ceriph Mentorship Programme', followed by your genre(s) of choice.

 


Mentors


Jay Bernard won the Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2005, and the Respect Slam in 2004. A London-based poet in town as the NUS-TAH-USP writer-in-residence,
her poetry has appeared in Poetry London, Chroma, The Guardian, The Independent, and in several anthologies. Her first collection of poems, Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (tall-lighthouse, 2008) was selected as the Poetry Book Society’s pamphlet choice. Bernard has read her work at Buckingham Palace, the Globe Theatre, written for the Royal Opera House and has read on a number of BBC radio and television shows.

Dan Koh is the editor of POSKOD.SG, an online magazine about modern Singapore and the best of its people, places, and phenomena. His short plays have been staged as part of Checkpoint Theatre's The Power of Notions/Notions of Power (2011), Buds Theatre Company's Going Local (2010),andNUS Stage’s It’s Complicated (2009). He has also written for I-S magazine, and is the Associate Producer of the Asian Film Archive’s Singapore Shorts Vol. 2 DVD (2008).

Angeleigh Khoo was MPAS Magazine Awards 2011’s Best New Journalist. She is the associate editor of BBC Good Food Asia, the Asian edition of the UK’s best selling food magazine. A die-hard foodie who devours cookbooks for her bedtime read, Leigh takes to the kitchen and restaurants with equal passion, and believes in cooking with heart, eating well and living to tell the tale. BBC Good Food Asia is published by Regent Media, which also publishes other leading lifestyle magazines including food&travel, escape! and Lonely Planet Asia.

Jason Erik Lundberg is the author of Red Dot Irreal (2011), The Time Traveler's Son (2008), Four Seasons in One Day (with Janet Chui, 2003), and more than eighty short stories, articles, and book reviews. A graduate of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, Lundberg holds a degree in creative writing from North Carolina State University, and currently lives in Singapore with his wife and daughter.

 

 

The Ceriph Mentorship Programme is supported by

 

 

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together

As a non-profitable venture, Ceriph depends solely on the interest of readers and contributions from Singaporeans that are equally passionate about the locally developing arts and writing scene. If you feel like sharing a personal and creative piece that you would like to publish with Ceriph, please send flash fiction, social commentaries, photo essays, illustrations, or anything within the realm of writing and creative thought to us.

Submissions will be open till February 29th. We aim to respond to every email, though it might take some time. Please be patient with us!

Submission guidelines:

❶ Please send all entries to submissions@ceriph.net in the following format:

a) A short biography of the author in not more than three sentences should be included
b) The title of the work submitted should be used as the email title/subject heading
c) Submitted piece (if textual) should be copied into the mail email body, as well as included
in an email attachment in .doc or .pdf format for text files, and high resolution .jpg or .gif
files for images.

❷ We prefer to receive unpublished works. If a piece of work has been published previously on a blog, website, or in print, please indicate so in the submission email.

❸ Selected pieces will be notified, and published contributors will each receive a free copy.

 

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Praise for CERIPH:

 

"There is something brewing in the country,
with the introduction of new quality journals like Ceriph..."

Philip Jeyaretnam,
Singapore Writers Festival Chairman and author of First Loves

 

"The local scene is thriving with new literary journals, like Ceriph... I’m excited to see the birth and emergence of a new wave of writers...”

O Thiam Chin,
author of anthologies Under the Sun and Never Been Better

 

"...the city’s most beautifully produced creative journal"

IS Magazine

 

"...a sharp-looking print journal out of Singapore that’s cutting all the right and trendy edges."

Desmond Kon,
Editor of over 10 books & Recipient of The Singapore Internationale Grant.

 

“More, more, more!”

Alvin Pang,
2005 Young Artist of the Year (Literature) & author of two Straits Times Top Ten Books of the Year :
Testing The Silence (1997), & City of Rain (2003).

 

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Come Perch on the Ceriph Birdhouse
- ISSUE THREE LAUNCH -


Kinokuniya (Main Store: Ngee Ann City)
18 June, Saturday
4–5pm

 

It begins raining fish on Chinese New Year. Two nymphomaniacs on death-row enter a time-warp right after supper. Scientists have found the reason why birds crash into power lines. Ceriph #3 is a map of imagination that stretches from food to flight, whilst paying tribute to the local landscape.

Discover new writers with Ceriph #3. Featuring works from John Savage, Marc Nair, Amanda Lee, Katherine Lofts, Ng Sze Kiat, Matthew Crawshaw, Ambrose Rockefeller, Stephanie Burt, Anurak Saelaow Hao, Michael Clark, David Bobis, Nicholas Quah, Leonard Ng, Yeng Pway Ngon, Laremy Lee, Izyanti Asa’ari, Constance Ho, Wayne Cheong, Julian Cashin, JY Yang, Corey Kupfer, Shelly Bryant, Loh Guan Liang, Angelica Chong, Malcolm Tay, Nah Dominic, Brandon Chew, Lee Jing-Jing & Philip Toledano, Joey Kang, & Adrianna Tan.

Ceriph #3 includes a fold out poster featuring work by local photographers Jing Quek & Alvelyn Alko, & an accordion fold out illustration by Chua Xin Jie.

 

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together
THE WHITE ISSUE - SPECIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (CLOSED)

COSMIC LATTE / IVORY / AMBER SHIFT / SLEET / WHEAT

Cosmic Latte is the known colour of the universe. Who is its sister? Ivory has a tint of yellow,
what does it taste like? Amber Shift grows warm and warmer, but how long can its temperature
dance for? Sleet tried to sleep but couldn't put off a hard melt, who sharpened its edges?
Wheat, sustainer of many—when did this shade of white begin to rust?

Special edition Ceriph #4 seeks works of poetry, prose, micro-fiction, non-fiction, photography,
and illustrations that are inspired by one of the five listed shades of white. These shades are subject to individual interpretation, so let your imagination shine silver!

Submissions will be open till June 30th 2011. We aim to respond to every email, though it might take some time. Please be patient with us!

 

Submission guidelines:

❶ Please send all entries to submissions@ceriph.net in the following format:

a) A short biography of the author in not more than three sentences should be included
b) Title your work as you wish, and use the title as the email subject heading.
c) Indicate clearly within the email, which shade of white you would like your work to
be categorised under
d) Submitted piece (if textual) should be copied into the email body, as well as included
in an email attachment in .doc or .pdf format for text files, and high resolution .jpg or .gif
files for images.

❷ We prefer to receive unpublished works. If a piece of work has been published previously on a blog, website, or in print, please indicate so in the submission email.

❸ Selected pieces will be notified, and published contributors will each receive a free copy.

 

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SYNÆSTHESIA : drawing words, reading pictures
opening night + reading

 

SYNÆSTHESIA is a serial experiment that crosses the boundaries between two genres of art: the written word and the image. We paired 17 writers with 17 artists to each create a typographic piece, as inspired and informed by their allocated writing. Artists were given the choice to communicate with their writer, or to take it entirely from their point of view.

On the opening night, we had the writers read their pieces next to their partnering artists' pieces.
A big thanks to The Substation, NAC & The British Council for supporting this event.

 

 

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an online platform for writers
by The British Council & The National Arts Council of Singapore

 

Writing the City(www.civiclife.sg/writingthecity) is a community of new, emerging and established writers who share their work, give and receive feedback and get invaluable opportunities to take
their writing forward, with a focus on writing inspired by city life.

This is your place to read, write, discuss and connect.

Who is behind Writing the City?

Writing the City was founded by The British Council and The National Arts Council Singapore.
A panel of acclaimed local and international writers including Singapore Literature Prize winner Suchen Christine Lim and UK novelist Jeremy Sheldon spearhead the project.

What does Writing the City offer?

- A dedicated online platform enabling writers to share work, receive responses to their work and comment on the work of others.

- An international community of writers supporting each other to develop their skills.

- Invaluable tips and interviews with acclaimed writers on the creative writing process, available to all via our blog.

- High quality educational resources for teachers of creative writing, available for free download.

 

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Come Perch on the Ceriph Birdhouse
- JANUARY FOURTEENTH -


The distance between a woman and her womb.
The Necropolis.
Kababayans.


From charting distances to a dying star in space and between lovers, to the landscape of death in
a gun, these familiar and unfamiliar landscapes record works ranging from self-expression to social commentary. Issue Two features the work of Desmond Kon, Stephanie Ye, Vanessa Ban,Thng Ivana, Esther Ng, Jaryl George Solomon, Tse Hao Guang, Migs Bravo-Dutt, Nandita Jaishankar, Adam Liew, Christina Chua, Manoj Harjani, Makarand R. Paranjape, Faiezah Osman, Ivan Ang, Derrick Cham, Abel Koh, Benjamin Teong, Nicholas Liu, David De Winne, Prabhu Silvam, Shang Hsuen Koh, R Somaiah, Darius Sit, Jayanti Shankar, Bryan Cheong Sui Kang, Adeline Mary Teoh, Ari, Kong Yen Lin & Nuria Ling, Jason Erik Lundberg, and Eric Tinsay Valles.

What should art be used for? Come read for yourself.

SGD$10 Local Postage fees included

To purchase a copy, drop us an email at sales@ceriph.net

Alternatively, you can purchase the publication from our friends at BooksActually,
N° 9 Yong Siak Street

 

 

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Come Perch on the Ceriph Birdhouse
- SEPTEMBER SEVENTEEN -

Singapore based literary journal Ceriph proudly presents its next issue, published under Math Paper Press. Since its inception, it has been featured on The Straits Times, youth.sg, and blankanvas by Pat Law. It has also made its way to the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2010 in Harajuku, Tokyo. Ceriph exists as a space in print for writers from Singapore to share their poetry, prose, photography and illustrations—a space that is neither too formal nor flippant, that combines word and form.

Issue One takes flight on the 17th of September 2010, Friday, 7.30pm at BooksActually, located on 86 Club Street. Come for chai and cake and listen to new writers from Singapore reading their strange tales from this city on everything from a love letter from an astronaut, onion soup, to umbilical cord monsters. Join the facebook page for updates, or just cross out those dates on your calendar as we celebrate yet another addition to the growing body of local literature.

 

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Issue One - Take Flight


“Orange juice,” he whispered hoarsely, “It makes me squirm. The thought that they’re being squeezed and impaled on juicers for my sake—it’s worse than eating raw meat. I hate how fruits are in boxes, I always fear their claustrophobia will be transferred through vitamins and peels, bloodstreams and organs—”

– “The Apartment” by Terri-Anne Teo, in Ceriph ISSUE ONE

 

Ceriph takes flight with Issue One, months after beginning with nothing in Issue Zero. Featuring Alene Tan, Annabeth Leow, Derrick Cham, Heather Chi, Kylie Goh, Nina Chan, Carol Chan, Lin Hongxuan, Adam Liew, Theophilus Kwek, Berny Tan, Lester Tan, Ying, Gregory Kan, Julienne Tan, Nurul Musfirah, Melissa Jien Tai, Lydia Lin, Lin Li, Aefiel Thea, Lee Ju-Lyn, Ann Ang, Ivan Ang, Quek Shin Yi, Jon Gresham, Terri-Anne Teo, Shawn Lee and Poppy Pachinko, Issue One takes up everything from long-distance love to onion soup and little umbilical monsters.

SGD$10 Local Postage fees included

To purchase a copy, drop us an email at sales@ceriph.net

Alternatively, you can purchase the publication from our friends at BooksActually, N° 9 Yong Siak Street / Blackmarket / The Little Dröm Store / Woods in the Books / Cow Books Tokyo

 

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Come Perch on the Ceriph Birdhouse
- MARCH TWELVE -

Ceriph began as a non-profit project between three local undergraduates that noticed friends and acquaintances creating poetry, prose, and photography that deserved to be shared. Thus began a search for a space in print that was accessible to non-professional Singaporean writers, that was neither too formal nor flippant.

The inaugural issue of Ceriph is a compilation of poems, short fiction, pictures and non-fiction that tell quiet stories across busy cities, a thread that binds these tales into a book. The independently published Issue Zero features the works of Laremy Lee, Desirée Lim, Sudev S., Mark Lam, Shane Pereira, Lee Fur-Fur, Cai Li Xian, Ng Yiqin, Andrew Robert Ng, Sharlene Teo, Riot, Captain Crash, Jonah Sun, Wei Fen Lee, Ang Shao-Wen and Linette Lim.

Ceriph's book launch will be held at BooksActually, 86 Club Street, at 7.30pm on the 12th of March, Friday. Join the facebook page for updates, or just cross out those dates on your calendar to have chai and cake with us as we celebrate yet another addition to the growing body of local literature.

 

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Issue Zero - Beginning with Nothing


Issue Zero arrives with writings that feature the search for answers, the longing to fly and be free,
the ever so elusive dreams becoming reality and the struggle to accept circumstances. Then plunging straight from the death of daily essentials to examining goodbyes, the first issue of Ceriph is a roller-coaster ride of living and re-living experiences.

SGD$10 Local Postage fees included (Available now) To purchase a copy, drop us an email at sales@ceriph.net

Alternatively, you can purchase the publication from our friends at BooksActually,
N° 9 Yong Siak Street

 

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The Ceriph Vision - Housing Singaporean Thoughts

Ceriph is an independently run, quarterly book publication in Singapore. We seek to share Singaporean creative work in the form of prose, poetry, social commentaries, photography,
and visual art. We wish to record and share these without inhibition, to celebrate these
everyday musings.

The beginnings of this project are humble: whilst examining the local arts scene, we found many outlets for artistic expressions. However, most of these outlets concentrate on art or exclusively on one medium of expression over the other. Publications for local writing are even harder to come by, and cater mainly to professional and full time writers. Since then, it has been our dream to provide that space: a space that is neither too formal nor flippant, that combines word and form.

Consequently, we exist to provide an informal space for experimental or up-and-coming writers and artists to express themselves—here we present to you interesting works outside of awards and accolades that are created by ordinary observers with a pen and a voice.

Every name has a back-story, and this is ours: Ceriphs are semi structural details on the ends of alphabetical fonts that make up letters and symbols. Likewise, we hope to be the book covers and endings of these Singaporean creative pieces, to provide structural support—but at the end of the day, we hope that they speak for themselves, for you, and to you.

 

 

CERIPH is created and run by:

Winnie Goh (Art Director)
Wei Fen Lee (Editor)
Amanda Lee(Co-Editor)

We are currently publishing CERIPH independently.