Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday updates - September 12

Bear with me while I endeavor to get Tobacco Road back on track. The hiatus was not intentional, but necessary due to my current schedule. I hope the pace will be less hectic in 2011.

Okay, I have a few updates and items for you today.

Penny Harter sent this update:


Three poems from my book Lizard Light: Poems from the Earth are featured on the wonderful site "Poets for Living Waters" that was begun after the Gulf oil spill, and has continued since as an ecologically affirmative site. You can spend hours exploring the moving and provocative work there. I'm honored to be included.

You can read the poems, my "eco-statement," and see a photo of the beach cottage at Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, that I remember from family vacations when I was a child. The photo was taken in 1933!

Hope you enjoy the poems, and that you're savoring these waning days of summer / early days of fall.


From Pamela Babusci:


Pamela A. Babusci 

Moonbathing Issue 3 is now accepting submissions.

Moonbathing will publish two issues a year: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.


For the Premier Issue and yearly, the Editor is sponsoring a "Moonbathing" tanka contest. Tanka poets may submit one tanka on the subject of “Moonbathing”,whatever that means to you for consideration, in addition to their regular submission. The winner will be featured in issue 3 of Moonbathing and receive two issues of Moonbathing as the prize. Be sure to label your tanka “Moonbathing contest” if sending along with your regular submission.


Moonbathing will feature only women poets. Send a maximum of 10 tanka per submission period. Submission deadlines:

Fall/Winter Issue: In-hand Deadline:  Dec. 15th Fall/winter or non-seasonal themes only.

No previously published tanka or simultaneous submissions; no tanka that has been posted on-line, whether on a personal website/blog or on a tanka discussion group; and no publicly workshopped tanka will be considered or accepted.


Send your tanka IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to: Pamela A. Babusci:  moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com PLEASE NO ATTACHMENTS. E-mail submissions ONLY.

I hope that all tanka poets who have their work accepted will support Moonbathing by purchasing a copy or a subscription. If Moonbathing is to survive it will need your support and I will be most grateful for it.

Moonbathing does not assume liability for copyright infringement or failure to acknowledge previously published tanka.


Subscriptions: $10 for one year (two issues) U.S. and Canada; $5 for one copy. International: $14 U.S. dollars; send cash or international M.O.—payable to Pamela A. Babusci to: Moonbathing Editor
150 Milford Street Apt. 13 Rochester, NY 14615-1810  USA

The Editor of Moonbathing is looking forward to receiving your best tanka. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Pamela A. Babusci moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com

Respectfully submitted,

Pamela A. Babusci, Editor of Moonbathing

Saša Važic' sent two updates:

2010 Francine Porad Award for Haiku 

Haiku Northwest is pleased to announce the seventh annual Porad Haiku Contest, cosponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Washington Poets Association. The contest is named for Francine Porad, founder (in 1988) of Haiku Northwest, former president of the Haiku Society of America, and editor for eight years of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. We welcome your haiku submissions!

More information is available at this web site.

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Mu First International Contest

Submissions are open for the Mu First International Contest. The submission deadline has been extended to September 30th.

More information is available at the contest web site.

The editor of HaikuPix sent this:

We are starting a new paper review, Haiku Pix, devoted to haiku and other short forms of Japanese origin. Currently we are seeking submissions.

Haiku Pix, a new paper review, seeks brief poems employing 'word-pictures' to evoke emotion. Subscriptions: $20. Submit 1-10 poems. Your name, address, email on each page. Bio required. Deadline: October 31. Submissions: Haiku Pix Review, 11F, No.489, Tian-fu Rd., Hsinchu 30058, Taiwan. For more information, visit:

Yours sincerely,

Marie Kasprzak

Jeffrey Woodward sent this:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Haibun Today (September 2010) is now online.

The autumn quarterly issue of Haibun Today is now online for your reading pleasure at

Contributors to the current issue include Dan Allawat, Roberta Beary, Nathalie Boisard-Beudin, Marjorie A. Buettner, Glenn G. Coats, Tish Davis, Cherie Hunter Day, Albert DeGenova, Phuoc-Tan Diep, Lynn Edge, Jeffrey Harpeng, Maureen Scott Harris, Michele L. Harvey, Ed Higgins, Ruth Holzer, Gerry Jacobson, Gary LeBel, Chen-ou Liu, Victor Maddalena, Francis Masat, Robert Moyer, Ralph Murre, Eduardo N. del Valle, Stanley Pelter, Dru Philippou, Patricia Prime, Ray Rasmussen, Mark Ritchie, Bruce Ross, Cynthia Rowe, Adelaide B. Shaw, Mark Smith, Richard Straw, Linda Jeannette Ward, Theresa Williams and Jeffrey Winke.

This issue also features an in-depth interview with Ruth Holzer by Patricia Prime, an article on "The Ghost in Haibun" by Jeffrey Harpeng and book reviews by Tish Davis, Dru Philippou and Mark Smith.

Writers are now invited to submit haibun, tanka prose and articles for consideration in the December 2010 issue of Haibun Today. Consult our Submission Guidelines at Haibun Today. Forward any submissions by email to Jeffrey Woodward, Editor, at

For readers who do not have a Facebook account, here is a message I posted a few days ago:

Peggy Lyles' daughter, Leslie Middleton, added a message to Tobacco Road. Scroll down to the 10th reply to see her post.

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I will return later today with an addition to Haiku - Three Questions.

I also have a new Poets and Poems contribution to post later in the week.

For now, I'll close with a poem by Richard Peek.

1 comment:

Terri L. French said...

I also had a poem published in "Poet s for Living Waters." What a wonderful venue - the writing speak of tragedy, sadness, regret, despair, and also hope.