This month, The Guy Fawkes edition of Failed Haiku, will be ‘guest edited’ by Michael H. Lester! The guidelines for this issue will be as follows:
Any combination of five to ten humorous senryu, kyoka, cherita, haiga, kyoka art, sequences (each poem in a sequence counts as one submission) and short senryu or kyoka prose are okay (each of which will count as three submissions). The general Failed Haiku guidelines also apply. All submissions will be made to email@example.com. Submission for this issue close at Midnight Eastern Time on the 25th of October!
Also, this month we have the Third Annual Jane Reichhold Hiaga Competition!
Check out the Guidelines by CLICKING HERE! Please read the ENTIRETY OF THE GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING! Thanks!
This was a fun issue to edit! Some wonderful haibun, haiga, Kyoka, and Rengay as well! Some of my ‘favorites’ outdid themselves as well, so all in all, I had a blast! My Internet has been very flakey of late and any solution is a year or so away. BUT this issue made me feel a whole lot better. Lots of announcements in the next week so stay tuned.
For now, you have a wonderful issue to read:
Thanks to all the poets who have supported Failed Haiku over the last three years. You folks are the best!
This month I am playing ‘Failed Editor’ again and will be enjoying it. No restrictions. BUT, I will have a hard close of the 25th!
The old man is back in the saddle!
Thanks to our Guest ‘Failed Editor’ Adjei Agyei-Baah! The theme he chose for this issue was ‘Family’, and I am amazed at the work in this issue, and he made it into a Full Issue with 174 pages! You have a lot to read and enjoy!!!
Read it HERE!
This months ‘guest’ Failed Editor is Adjei Agyei-Baah!!!!
I would like us to explore the theme of FAMILY by way of senryu and haiga (senryu inclined). I think it will be a fine opportunity to know what has happened or is happening in each other’s lives. The boldness to share one’s life private life publicly in itself alone is a way of healing and preventing suicidal thoughts, while providing the opportunity for haijins and readers to learn from others situations.
You may submit just senryu or senryu based haiga under this theme!
Well, I missed you guys!!!!
But here is this months issue, with all my thanks to those who submitted!
My thanks to Chase Gagnon and Lori Minor for editing this issue. What a beautiful collection of haiga! My ‘guest editors’ have turned in to a real inspiration to me personally, and I hope you all feel that way too. Don’t forget to take a look at the zine they edit either. Scryptic is fast becoming a crowd favorite in the haikai world!
In this issue, we also have the Results of the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest! Steve Hodge and I had a real blast reading the entries, and as we did last year we also published the ‘short list’ so you could all see how difficult it was to choose a winner! Congratulations to every poet who participated, as well as the winners!