Bakka Magazine recently debuted online with its October issue.
In the present absence of many other online or print magazines for the Laotian community, Bakka seems like an intriguing effort to close that gap.
I've agreed to include some of my work for the first issue. You can see a trio of my poems: The National Library In Laos, Jaew and Boun.
You have to register for free to view the magazine, but that's no more annoying than signing in to the New York Times or any other newspaper online.
The editors have a lot of positive spirit and energy for the project. Today there are still a few links that aren't quite complete functional, but I imagine those will be resolved shortly. I'm looking forward to seeing future issues.
Looks like they're looking for work, particularly from more poets, writers, essayists and artists with connections to Laos. They've also put out a special call for non-fiction stories about life in the Thai refugee camps.
You can drop them a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or even better, visit the website www.bakkamagaine.com