Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday updates 2/15/2011

From Jim Kacian:

Call for Haiga

Red Moon Press announces a call for haiga submissions through the rest of the month for consideration of publication in contemporary haibun Volume 12. contemporary haibun has published 16-32 haiga in each of its first 11 issues and looks to continue this tradition. Submissions should be limited to 4 per contributor, and should be 300 dpi. Either jpg or tiff format is fine. Snailmail submissions are also welcome but because of the timeline must be received by 25February2011 to be considered. Email submissions to jim (dot) kacian (at) redmoonpress (dot) com, making the usual substitutions, or snailmail to Red Moon Press, PO Box 2461, Winchester VA 22604-1661 USA. Thank you, and good luck!

From Aubrie Cox:

Call for Submissions: An Anthology of English-Language Haiku by Women

Seeking haiku and senryu for an anthology focusing on excellent English-language haiku by women around the world.

Ladies, send 5-15 of your best haiku, published or unpublished, to paperlanternhaiku [at] gmail.com.

With your submission, please include your name, country, a brief bio of 150 words or less, and any applicable publication credits of submitted poems.

Nominations of poets and individual poems are also welcome, and strongly encouraged.

Deadline: April 15

At this time, unfortunately, there is no payment available for poems accepted.

From Michael Dylan Welch:

Haiku North America 2011 – Seattle, Washington

Save the date! Haiku North America 2011 will be held August 3 to 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

Members of the Haiku Northwest group have generously offered to host the 2011 conference and they have many exciting plans already in the works, including a harbor cruise. The conference itself will be held at the Seattle Center, at the foot of the Space Needle, providing easy access to haiku writing and walking opportunities such as Pike Place Market (via the monorail), the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Experience Music Project rock-and-roll museum and Science Fiction Museum, and countless other attractions—including fleet week and the Seafair festival, with the Blue Angels performing overhead.

The conference theme will be “Fifty Years of Haiku,” celebrating the past, present, and future of haiku in North America. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 28, 2011 (http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/pages/2011.html) but sooner is better. Proposals do not have to fit the theme. If you’ve already submitted a proposal, please confirm with Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com that you can come to Seattle on the new dates. Speakers already include Cor van den Heuvel, Richard Gilbert, David Lanoue, Carlos Colón, Fay Aoyagi, Jim Kacian, Emiko Miyashita, George Swede, and many others.

Detailed information on registration, lodging, and the conference schedule will be available in March. For further information as it becomes available, please visit www.haikunorthamerica.com. And check out the new HNA blog at http://haikunorthamerica.wordpress.com/.

See you in Seattle!

Garry Gay, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
Haiku North America

Richard Krawiec sent this:

Curtis, remind your peeps Jacar Press has a call out for poetry submissions. Our last anthology took haiku by a number of writers.


From an'ya:

Hello everyone, this is a Call for Submissions, for just one published haiku (with credits) or an unpublished haiku is also fine. Just your favorite haiku written to-date along with your name, city, state and country (and credits if previously published.) Email anytime to an'ya at haikubyanya@gmail.com with the subject heading HSA haiku Wall. The credits for will be are:

Published on the HSA "haiku Wall" exhibited in the historic Liberty Theatre Gallery at the Quarterly National Haiku Society of America Meeting in Bend, Oregon on June 3-5, 2011 and as part of the downtown Bend Oregon First Friday June Art Walk.

Please also help me pass the word even further along worldwide if you would. Our goal is 500 haiku but if we get even more, that would be fantastic! Full details about the whole event will be forthcoming at the HSA Website and the Haiku Oregon site within a couple of weeks. love ya . . . an'ya, HSA Oregon Regional Coordinator.

From John Barlow:

Hi All

Snapshot Press is currently holding a book sale exclusive to Mailing List members.

The one-off sale runs from the beginning of the traditional haiku season, risshun (the start of spring) (February 4), to the spring equinox on March 20. All of our titles are part of the offer, so why not take advantage of the sale to fill any gaps in your haiku and tanka collections or libraries, or to buy attractive inspirational gifts for the year ahead, or simply to read some different authors?

Simply pay for any 3 publications at any one time from the Snapshot Press site and get a 4th free.

If paying online please place your order as normal then send an email with your name and the name of the item(s) that you would like free to sales@snapshotpress.co.uk.

If ordering by mail order please just note the free item(s) required on your order form. Order forms are available at http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/order_form.htm

Full details are available at http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/mailing_list_offers/offers.htm

Snapshot Press receives no external funding. The press desperately need funds to commit to new projects, and, as ever, all donations and proceeds from sales are used towards cutting the shortfall in the costs of forthcoming titles and projects.

Thanks for reading!

John Barlow
Editor, Snapshot Press
e: info@snapshotpress.co.uk
w: www.snapshotpress.co.uk

Terms and conditions: The cheapest item (of the 4) is free, the offer ends on March 20, and all titles are subject to availability.

Ed Baker sent this:

here it is ALL FIVE BOOKS 525 pps (plus the intro) in ONE VOLUME:
via Leafe press who is in Nottingham, England
just select the country and the payment type
(Leafe is picking up the shipping cost):


this to you is about all I have to do with SG's production and distribution and advertising !

haijinx welcomes Roberta Beary as the haijinx quarterly editor for haibun. To learn more about Roberta Beary’s work, please visit http://www.robertabeary.com/.

For each haijinx issue, you may submit up to 2 haibun. No single haibun should exceed 150 words. We do not consider any haibun that has been previously published or accepted for publication in any form. We do not consider any unpublished haibun which include previously published haiku or haiku which have been accepted for publication.

Please submit your best work in the body of an email to

shortpoems at gmail.com

with ‘haijinx haibun submission’ and your name in the subject line.

The submission deadline for the spring issue of haijinx quarterly is March 1st.

Invitation to Apply for Membership in the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (YTHS), which offers you a world of haiku practice

All readers of Tobacco Road are invited to join the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (YTHS) for 2011.

* YTHS Members receive the GEPPO, the bi-monthly study work-journal. A member may submit three haiku for each issue; the haiku are published exactly as submitted. Each member may vote for ten haiku from the preceding issue. The GEPPO includes "Dojins' Corner" where Patricia Machmiller and Jerry Ball each select three haiku and comment on them. Thus writers can learn by studying the work of others and the responses from others to their work.

* Meetings are held monthly in various locations of the San Francisco Bay Area. Members meet (often in natural settings) to write haiku and to study the fascinating art of haiku.

* An annual members’ anthology is published. Members may submit their unpublished haiku and will have at least one poem published in the anthology.

* An annual haiku retreat is held each autumn at the lovely Asilomar Conference Center on the sea coast of Pacific Grove (near Carmel).

More distinctions of Yuki Teikei membership:

* Membership is worldwide: we have members from not only all regions of the U.S.A. but also from Canada, Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand.

* The GEPPO has served, since 1978, as a “town hall” for the society by communicating the ideas and the subtleties of traditional haiku writing.

Join Yuki Teikei:

* Send your membership check ($26 in 2011 for a U.S. address, $31 for an international address) with your contact information to the YTHS Membership Secretary, donnalynn chase, P.O. Box 320433, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA.

* For further information on YTHS, see:


Pamela A. Babusci sent this:


Pamela A. Babusci

Moonbathing Issue 4 is now accepting submissions. I have additional copies of Moonbathing issue 3, hot off the press. If you wish to purchase a copy(ies), please see information below.

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


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

Spring/Summer: In-hand Deadline: May 15th spring/summer themes or non-seasonal only

No previously published tanka or simultaneous submissions; no tanka that has been posted on-line on a personal website/blog.


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 single issue. International: $14
(two issues) $7 single issue U.S. dollars; send US cash or international M.O.—payable to Pamela A. Babusci to: Moonbathing Editor
150 Milford Street Apt. 13 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

Don Wentworth sent this:



Aubrie said...

Good to see Tobacco Road live! My, the community's a-buzzin' with activity.

And thank you for posting my announcement, Curtis. It had come to my attention when searching that there is not anthology of just women's English-language haiku (none that I've found anyway). With such prolific and powerful women writers within the English-language community, they deserve a space/recognition of their own. Already starting to see some great work come in!

snowbird said...

Wow! Curtis, We'll work ourselves to death! What a list! I'll just have to start at the beginning and work my way down! Good bye bed...Good bye dining ... deadlines to some of the most wonderful things going are waiting for you.
And don't forget to pick up some great reading from snapshot press because once I get done with all the work I'll really need something to relax with and come down off my high!

Carlos Colon said...

Great postings, Curtis. Many thanks.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Hope things are on the upswing - thanks for the jam-packed post and the notice re: Wednesday Haiku.