Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Awesome Haiku

I know it's been forever since I posted -- life has been busy.  If you want to read an excellent haiku, and laugh at the same time, check out today's haiku at tinywords:

This poem by Annette Makino is the perfect example of how to use humor in haiku.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Scifaikuest, Haiku in English

The August issue of Scifaikuest is out and it's a good one.  I'm not gonna review it fully 'cause I'd be biased since one of my scifaiku are included, but there are some great poems in here by Kurt MacPhearson, Belly
Peterson, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, and LeRoy Gorman, among others.  There's scifaiku, horrorku, tanka, haibun, and more.  Definitely something for every fan of speculative poetry.  You can purchase a copy of the issue on the Alban Lake website for just $6.00, as well as check out unique free content in the August online edition.

In mainstream haiku news, a new haiku anthology that may very well take its place in the haiku pantheon next to The Haiku Anthology, The Haiku Handbook, and other staples, has just been released -- Haiku in English, edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns.  This is a massive hardcover text, weighing in at 464 pages, with tons of English-language haiku.  It can be purchased on Amazon for $17.62, and it's eligible for free shipping.  (The Kindle version is only $11.99.)

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Pedestal Magazine, Songs of Eretz

The Pedestal Magazine is currently reading poetry submissions for its December issue.  Poems must be unpublished, but they can be submitted to other magazines at the same time.  All submissions must be in by November 30th.  Payment is $40/poem.

Songs of Eretz is open to poetry submissions again as well.  Simultaneous submissions are okay, as are previously published poems.  Payment for unpublished poems is $7; for reprints the payment is $2 per poem.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Call for Submissions: 2015 Poet's Market

Robert Lee Brewer, editor of the 2015 edition of the Poet's Market, is looking for articles about poetry to include in the upcoming book.  In addition to poetry-related articles, he's also looking for unpublished poems for the Poet's Market.  There will be payment for accepted works, though the amount is not mentioned.  Submission deadline is Sept. 27th.  If you have something to submit, this is a great market to get published in.  You can read the full guidelines here.