Three years and still counting!!!

Issue 36 is a milestone in many ways. I never expected to get this far. 24 issues of ShortStuff 17 years ago, and now Failed Haiku Issue 36. About a dozen other publications too in between, so although I may not be famous for my own poems I hope that I get some credit for promoting the poems of others. I want to thank every poet who has submitted their work to me. I hope I have lived up to your expectations. I have enjoyed reading the work of so many fine poets, and it is humbling to think you would trust me with your poems. THANKS!!!

This issue has some surprises like they all do, there are a couple of dozen ‘stunners’ in this one. I hope you enjoy it as much I did putting it together for you.

https://haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue36.pdf

Next month will be a RETROSPECTIVE ISSUE, so hold your submissions for now. My Internet still sucks, and hope is that by this time next year we will have the issues solved with a new system. I will do a much better job of letting people know what is happening this year. But I will still have to leave the house to do much of the work on the site.

Peace

Mike Rehling

Issue 35 and Reichhold Competition Results

Well, this is an issue Guest Edited by Michael H. Lester! Some absolutely wonderful work that closes all genre. Nicely done, and I am so grateful that he took the time to put together this great collection.

http://haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue35.pdf

Also in this issue is a link to the results of the Third Annual Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition! Check out this months issue and you will find a link to the results along with commentaries by the judges.

Steve Hodge – Photographic

Lori Ann Minor – Mixed Media

Ron C. Moss – Traditional

I hope you will be as inspired as I was to see their selections! Congratulations to the winners!

Guest Editor and Reichhold Contest!

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 editor@failedhaiku.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!

 

 

Issue 34 is now UP!

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:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue34.pdf

Thanks to all the poets who have supported Failed Haiku over the last three years. You folks are the best!

Mike

 

Submission Guide for September Issue!

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!