The editors write:
We are now accepting submissions for the November 30, 2008 Sketchbook issue. We invite you to send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org Our deadline each month is the 20th.
The kukai topic for the month is "old diary". Read the details here.
The topic for the haiku thread is "winter holidays". Read the details here.
We were saddened to learn that William J. (Bill) Higginson passed away on October 11, 2008. Most haiku poets have encountered Bill Higginson through one of his books. He has made significant contributions to the haiku world; he will be greatly missed. The Sketchbook editors would like to include a tribute memorial to William J. Higginson in the November 30, 2008 issue. Please send any written contribution—remembrance—poem