Episode 10 of the Haiku Pea podcast all about Haiku from www.poetrypea.com.
It’s snowing again here in Zürich. My apologies if you can here the icy snowflakes falling on the roof of my studio. I hope the weather is better where you are.
So last week I told you about the new pages on the website which recommend books and websites which I have found useful and this week, I’d like to tell you about another new feature on the website, which I will build up over time, publications, blogs etc which will accept submission.
On that topic, here are a few things you can prepare for now. Everything has links on the poetrypea.com website. Have a look at the drop down menu under submissions.
February is International haiku month. There’ll be lots of things going on. Here’s a couple to highlight.
My Haiku Pond: which is on Facebook? It’s run by Michael Smeer and is challenging you to write a new haiku every day for the duration of the month of February. It’s only open to members, but I recommend becoming a member because it’s a very useful discussion site.
NaHaiWriMo which stands for national haiku writing month is also challenging you to write a haiku every day for the month of February. Join in!
Bones journal, a journal specialising in contemporary haiku is taking submissions now for 2018 January 15 - February 15 for the March 15 th 2018 issue
The Golden Triangle Haiku competition which I find just superb. The final submission date is soon so get cracking, as we say in Britain. It’s a unique poetry competition that creates a magical experience by inviting thousands to enjoy a poetic stroll daily along some of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic streets. Submissions for the Golden Triangle’s 2018 Golden Haiku contest will be accepted until February 2.
Then there’s the 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival on Inner Voices: All poets are welcome to submit a maximum of five (5) poems between February 1 and 28, 2018. They will publish selected poems on a rolling basis throughout the month of March 2018 on their blog, Inner Voices. Apparently, you are strongly encouraged to submit early.
So lots to do....