Raquel D. Bailey
Born: 1978 in St. Andrew, Jamaica
Resides: Washington, D.C., USA
E-mail: lpezinesubmissions (at) gmail (dot) com
Originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica, Raquel D. Bailey is the Founding Editor of Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, a rapidly growing webzine of Japanese short form and short fiction. Contests are currently open. Raquel enjoys writing short shorts, Japanese short form poetry, creative nonfiction and song lyrics. Raquel earned her B.A. degree at Florida State University. Her literature is published regularly in more than 30 publications worldwide.
Awards and Other Honors: Second Place, Penumbra Haiku Contest (2009); Honorable Mention, Satoyama Haiku Contest (Japan, 2009); Honorable Mention, With Words International Haiku Contest (UK);Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2009 (Snapshot Press) Third Place, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2009); Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2008 (Snapshot Press); The Haiku Calendar Ludbreg Competition (2008); Honorable Mention, Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest (2007); Honorable Mention, 7th Annual Chistell Writing Contest for Fiction (2007); and Honorable Mention, the Big Pond Rumour Contest for Fiction (2007).
Credits: "after all these years" - Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine (2011); "new moon" - Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine (2011); "blue heron" - Mainichi Daily News (June 2008); "lightning" - Simply Haiku 6:4 (2008); "road kill" - Simply Haiku 7:3 (2009)' "the dead of winter" - Winner, 3rd Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2009).