Haiku poets: a challenge has been issued.
Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review and the Modest Proposal chapbook series, is accepting entries for the 2008 Basho Haiku Challenge. Each poet may submit up to five unpublished haiku, with no entry fee, and the winner takes home a brand new copy of Basho: The Complete Haiku. As far as I know, this is the only complete collection of Basho's haiku, and it also contains notes on each poem as well as a glossary and bibliography. It sells for $24.95, so why not try to win a copy? The winner (as judged by Mr. Wentworth) might also see his poem appear between the covers of Lilliput Review. Deadline for the challenge is October 2nd.
Lost Innocence, the first Niteblade anthology, is on sale now. Snag yourself a copy -- from the table of contents it looks to be a great collection.
I will be out of town for the next week or so, but should still be able to check in occasionally. I'll leave you with a short list of literary magazines (both paying and non) that have reopened to submissions now that school's back in session.
- The Georgia Review (pays $4/line for poems)
- The Cincinnati Review
- Five Points (pays $50/poem)
- Poetry Northwest
- The Texas Review
- Colorado Review
- Passages North
- Denver Quarterly (reopens Sept 15th)
- Boston Review (reopens Sept 15th, payment varies)