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Drifting Sands—Summer 2020
Submission window now open, July 1st - 31st

Greetings fellow poets,

The team at Drifting Sands: A Journal of Haibun and Tanka Prose is pleased to announce that the summer submission period has arrived, and we look forward to receiving your original, unpublished (not published on the web or in print) poems.

We've been improving the website and have added two more collaborators to the team. What started out as a one-man operation has turned into a diverse assemblage of personalities with over 50 years of combined experience in short-form poetry. We now have a dedicated tanka prose editor, two haibun editors, and a forum moderator. Autumn Noelle Hall will be fielding your tanka prose submissions, Cyndi Lloyd and Richard Grahn will handle haibun submissions, and Don Miller will attend to the conversation(s) in the forums.

The journal now uses an easy-to-fill-out submission form at: https://drifting-sands-haibun.org/submissions

This form standardizes the information we receive and assists you in keeping track of all the details required for submitting. The form allows both haibun and tanka prose submissions. Each poet may submit up to two haibun and two tanka prose total, from which no more than one example of each form may be included in the issue. Along with your poems, you have the option to include your bio and photograph. If you do so, we'll include them with any of your published poems and add you as a contributor in our Authors Directory.

Forums Now Open

We recently launched Whispers in the Dunes, a forum to further foster the sense of community the site is already developing. We invite you to stop by, introduce yourself, and join the discussion.

Current discussion topics include:

    • Hello—Share a little about yourself
    • What makes a great haibun?
    • Haibun vs. Tanka Prose—is there a difference?
    • Stand-alone Tanka in Tanka Prose

The forums are here: https://forums.drifting-sands-haibun.org

From all of us at Drifting Sands we welcome you to the next leg of the journey. We hope you'll join our friendly caravan.

Sincerely,

Richard Grahn, Founder & Haibun Editor
Autumn Noelle Hall, Tanka Prose Editor
Cyndi Lloyd, Haibun Editor
Don Miller, Forum Moderator   
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Journal Announcements / Youth Corner cattails
« Last post by light pilgrim on June 30, 2020, 02:07:06 AM »
Youth Corner, cattails, Submissions Call : October 2020 issue

Usually I showcase haiku by young and new student-poets from Katha Writers' Workshop for school kids and from Symbiosis International University, where I take the undergrads through the 60-hour course. However, this year due to the pandemic and the capping of the number of online classes for students in Indian schools and universities, we are putting out this special submissions call to all young poets to send their best haiku, senryu, tanka or haibun for consideration in the Youth Corner Section of the October 2020 issue of cattails, the journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society.

Submit to:

Youth Corner Editor: Kala Ramesh, India

[email protected] with the subject heading: YOUTH


Submission Guidelines:

Submissions for the October 2020 issue: 1st July - 31st July 2020 (midnight) GMT

1. Send your work, including images for haiga, in the body of an email only – attachments will not be opened. You must include your country, full name, and email address in the body of the email to be considered. For haiga, images should have a resolution of at least 200 dpi and the image must be at least 1200 px in size.

2. We consider only works that have never been previously published elsewhere, either online or in print, (this includes on social media sites, blogs, and websites).

3. We do not consider works submitted elsewhere simultaneously, including to journals or competitions.

4.  We encourage, but do not require you to submit your works in your native language, along with the English version.

You may make one submission per reading period of:

• Not more than 10 tanka
• Not more than 12 haiku
• Not more than 12 Senryu
• Not more than 3 haibun

7. What we do not accept:

• mainstream short form poetry
• tanka prose
• sequences of any type
• linked verse
• rhymed work
• books for review

REMINDER: Please send any/all other submissions (within the "body" of an email), with the Subject heading for the appropriate form you are submitting to, in all CAPITAL LETTERS.


Kala Ramesh
Editor,
Youth Corner,

cattails, UHTS
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Journal Announcements / October 2020 cattails
« Last post by light pilgrim on June 29, 2020, 09:22:35 AM »
Submission Call for OCTOBER 2020 issue of cattails


Please note our new shorter submission window:Submissions for Autumn/ October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 31st July (midnight) GMT.

cattails is now accepting haiga for publication. Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. N.B. Susan Constable has now joined as the tanka editor, and Sonam Chhoki is editing haibun for this issue.

 

1. Send your work, including images for haiga, in the body of an email only – attachments will not be opened. You must include your country, full name, and email address in the body of the email to be considered. For haiga, images should have a resolution of at least 200 dpi and the image must be at least 1200 px in size.

2. We consider only works that have never been previously published elsewhere, either online or in print, (this includes on social media sites, blogs, and websites).

3. We do not consider works submitted elsewhere simultaneously, including to journals or competitions.

4. The work presented must be yours exclusively or if it's a collaboration, all persons involved in the collaboration must be included in the submission. The names of the authors (poet and photographer/artist) must be included in the haiga photograph/artwork.

5. We encourage, but do not require you to submit your works in your native language, along with the English version.

6. You may make one submission per reading period of:

• Not more than 10 tanka
• Not more than 12 haiku
• Not more than 12 Senryu
• Not more than 3 haibun
• Not more than 3 Haiga/Tankart

7. What we do not accept:

• mainstream short form poetry
• tanka prose
• sequences of any type
• linked verse
• rhymed work
• books for review

Response Time:

Members of the editorial team will acknowledge your submission within a week of receipt. Final acceptances or rejections will be sent once the final selections are complete. If you happen to experience a delay, please contact the principal editor, Sonam, at [email protected]

REMINDER: Please send any/all other submissions (within the "body" of an email), with the Subject heading for the appropriate form you are submitting to,
in all CAPITAL LETTERS.

Submit your work according to the following genre editors: (see definitions page if you're unclear about these distinctions)

Tanka Editor: Susan Constable, Canada

[email protected] with the subject heading: TANKA

Haiku Editor: Geethanjali Rajan, India

[email protected] with the subject heading: HAIKU

Senryu Editor: Gautam Nadkarni, India

[email protected] with the subject heading: SENRYU

Haibun Editor: April Issue : Mike Montreuil, Canada

[email protected] with the subject heading: HAIBUN

Haibun Editor: October Issue : Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan

[email protected] with the subject heading: HAIBUN

Haiga/Tankart Editor: Lavana Kray, Romania

[email protected] with the subject heading HAIGA

Youth Corner Editor: Kala Ramesh, India

[email protected] with the subject heading: YOUTH

Managing Editor: Mike Montreuil, Canada

[email protected] with the subject heading: TECH

UHTS Secretary: Erin Castaldi, USA

[email protected] with the subject heading: JOIN

Copyright Policy:

All rights revert back to authors upon publication, although credits for having been first-published in cattails (both online and in print), are required, as are credits for any collaboration of any submission. We reserve the right to reprint accepted work in electronic or hardcopy form.


Copyright © 2017-2020, United Haiku and Tanka Society

  All rights reserved by the respective authors & artists.

Erin Castaldi
UHTS Secretary
 
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For inspiration . . . Taking a walk in nature is the easiest source for me.  I carry a small notebook then stop and immediately jot ideas or draft haiku that jump into my mind.

Reading to write . . . Randomly read haiku from print and online sources.  I also read essays about writing and reading haiku.  A few days ago, I found a series of lessons by Tom Painting in the resources section of THF website.  The lesson on Lurking in Haiku struck me as a way of doing some structured reading of haiku.  I started a journal in which my intent is to select one haiku from a couple pages in a print haiku source then “lurk” with that on one, just one page in the journal each morning.  A fledgling practice that I expect to let me drill into what I like and that, in turn, will influence how I write.
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Call for haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, and haibun, submissions. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Our response time falls somewhere between 1 week and 2 months. If you have not heard from us after 3 months, we thank you for your submission and encourage you to submit new material in the future.

All haiku and tanka poems published in Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, this year, qualify for Editor's Choice Award and $25.00 U.S. 🖋📚

For the 2020 Save Our World Haiku Competition, the grand prize winner is Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă. Read his winning poem, and many others, at the website!
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2020-save-our-world-haiku-contest.php
This year's guest adjudicator was internationally acclaimed poet and anthologist, Lenard D. Moore.

If you would like to submit writing or contact the editors, email us at: [email protected]

Follow Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine on Twitter: @FoundingEditor

Have a wonderful summer and happy writing!🖋📚
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