Sunday, August 21, 2011

Call for Submissions

A few publication notes for you today:

New Haikai Journal - A Hundred Gourds

The editorial team of 'A Hundred Gourds' welcomes your submissions to our first issue, which will be published online in December, 2011.

'A Hundred Gourds' is a new journal featuring haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka, resources (articles, commentaries, reviews and interviews) and special artwork.

The journal's name is based on a haiku by Chiyo-ni:

hyakunari ya tsuru hitosuji no kokoro yori

a hundred gourds
from the heart
of one vine

(translation by Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi)

'A Hundred Gourds' is managed by its editorial team: Lorin Ford, Melinda Hipple, John MacManus, Gene Murtha and Ray Rasmussen. Ron Moss will continue to support us in his valuable role of contributing and consulting artist.

We are dedicated to producing a high quality journal, and look forward to your submissions.

Books for review (hard copy only) may be sent to John McManus or the haiku, tanka, haiga or haibun editor respectively.

* Submissions for the first issue of 'A Hundred Gourds' close on September 15th, 2011*

Submissions and enquires may be addressed to :

Lorin Ford, Haiku Editor:

Melinda Hipple, Haiga Editor:

John McManus, Resources Editor:

Gene Murtha, Tanka Editor:

Ray Rasmussen, Haibun Editor:,

Lorin Ford (haiku editor)
for the editorial team
A Hundred Gourds



Pamela A. Babusci 

Moonbathing Issue 5 is now accepting submissions. I have additional copies of Moonbathing issues of 3 & 4
If you wish to purchase a copy(ies) please e-mail me.


Please e-mail with your regular submission one tanka on the theme of "moonbathing". The winner will receive
a year's subscription.

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

Fall/Winter: In-hand deadline:  Dec. 15th
fall/winter theme 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: $12 for one year (two issues) U.S. and Canada; $6 for single issue. International: $16
(two issues) $8 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 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


Haiku submissions are welcome at Acorn. The deadline for the Fall issue is August 31. Please email submissions to acornhaiku [at] mac [dot] com. Go to for submission guidelines, ordering information, and sample poems from past issues.

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