This year's Haiku Calendar Competition closes on April 30th, so drop your poems in the mail soon. There is a prize pool of $600 that will be split between the winners, and previously published poems can be submitted. The entry fees are $5/poem, $10 for three haiku, or $20 for up to ten.
If you're in search of good reading, you're in luck. The debut issue of Necrography is now available, and it looks to be a good one. It contains nine short stories, including one by veteran writer Ken Goldman, and poetry by the likes of Alexis Child and Aurelio Rico Lopez III. The magazine is currently open to submissions.
Apex Book Company is having a wicked sale that runs through Friday. A number of books are half-priced, including the awesome anthology Aegri Somnia.
Not to be left out, Small Beer Press is also running a book sale. Check out their list of $1 books (hardcover and paperback). I don't know too much about any of them, but at a buck a book, do you really have to?
For those poets who can't afford the postage to enter the Haiku Calendar Competition, here are some magazines that not only publish haiku, but will in fact pay for it:
- Astropoetica: pays $5/poem for poetry about science or astronomy.
- EveryDayPoets: pays $1/poem.
- Farming Magazine: pays $5/poem plus a contributor's copy for poetry related to rural living or the farming life.
- Mayfly: pays $10/haiku.
- The Sigurd Journal: pays 50 cents/line.