an'ya has informed me that the Spring/Summer issue of moonset is in the mail.
Colin Stewart Jones sent this press release:
Notes From the Gean
a journal of Japanese short forms
Gean: the wild cherry, Prunus avium. [French guigne]
Press Release and call for Submissions:
We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of a new journal specialising in Japanese short forms is due out on June 1st 2009. You can find us at http://www.geantree.webs.com/
We welcome your submissions of up to 10 original haiku and/or senryu.
Submissions of up to 5 tanka
Haiga (modern or traditional) will be considered.
Renga, haibun, and sequences will not be considered at this time, although we do enjoy reading and writing these various forms and/or genre, here at Gean Tree Press.
All poems/artwork submitted to Notes From the Gean must be unpublished, either in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere. Haiku that have been uploaded to sharing networks or blogs will be deemed as published and those that are work-shopped on closed forums will be considered as unpublished.
Submissions will close two weeks prior to publication
Haiku Editor : Lorin Ford, Australia
Tanka Editior : H. Gene Murtha, United States
Haiga Editor : Origa, United States
Photographic Consultant : Grum Robertson, United Kingdom
Managing Editor : Colin Stewart Jones, United Kingdom
We will do our utmost to ensure a speedy response to all submissions.
We, the Editors at Gean Tree Press, seek to encourage excellence, experimentation and education within the haiku community. We believe this is best accomplished by example and not imitation. Our aim is for originality above all else. We therefore solicit your finest examples of Japanese short form poetry and hope to “hear” your voices speak.
you are cordially invited to join
the members area of
"Notes From the Gean"
the online journal of Gean Tree Press
specialising in haiku, tanka & haiga
Gean = old word for wild cherry