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Kwan Ann Tan



Kwan Ann Tan is a writer from Malaysia. She is currently based in London, where she is working on her first novel.

She is represented by Liv Maidment at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.

You can find her on Twitter at @KwanAnnTan, or contact her via email at [email protected]


Sine Theta Magazine; EX/POST; Richard Hillary Prize: Oracle

Decameron Writing Series / Cycle Five

Dark Horse Magazine / 'Medieval Romance'

X-R-A-Y / 'Open Mouthed'

Pithead Chapel / 'Banana Milk'

Masters Review / 'Pearl (c.1200–1400)'

Joyland Magazine / 'Steamboat'

The Offing / 'Malacca River'

Asymptote Journal / 'From Epic Hero to Modern Bro: On Maria Dahvana Headley's "Beowulf"'

Honey Literary / 'Spit'

Corvid Queen / The Singer & the Storyteller

Crab Fat Magazine / "孤掌难鸣" and "the ballad of the drowned"

Ghost City Press / Lunar Maria

Porridge Magazine / "creation song"

Sepia / 'Life Drawing'

Sine Theta Magazine / 'Dirge of the Hungry Ghosts'

The First Line / "The Last Lonely Song"

The Mays Anthology (Volume 27) / "Muar, 1941"

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Previous editorial experience (2020-2021)

  • Poetry Editor at Chestnut Review

  • Editor-at-Large for Malaysia at Asymptote

  • Reader at Ploughshares