A word about submissions…

First, I would sincerely like to thank the many poets and friends who have expressed their kindness and shared their calm understanding with me on the death of my Mother. To lose a loved one at Christmas is hard, but my 96 year old Mom ended my connection with an entire generation of my family. Other than my direct family, my poet friends are some of my dearest connections. Thank you!

I did get behind on my reading in December and now in January, but I am catching up and should be back to what passes for ‘normal’ by the weekend. I appreciate your patience.

Regarding the submission process I have added a note to the Submission Guides page on this site. The two most frequent issues that will affect you as a poet are these:

  1. Sending your submission to any email address but:  EDITOR@FAILEDHAIKU.COM! Many of you have my personal email address, BUT submissions addressed to any other email than that above WILL NOT go into my ‘reading folder’, and hence will not be reviewed. I am not being stubborn and rule bound (god knows I never get accused of that by anyone who knows me), but I get hundreds of emails a day at my personal account, and even if I ‘see’ your submission as it flies into my Inbox, when I begin reading from my folder it won’t be there, and I get hundreds of submissions each month so finding it is unlikely.
  2. Put you name, as you wish it to appear, in the ‘body’ of the email. If you publish under a nom de plume that is fine, but in parenthesis include your given name. If your name is not in the body of the email it makes my work a lot harder. If I ever make a mistake, contact me and I will make it right, but if I can simply cut and paste from your email than we avoid mistakes, at least by me.

As a poet myself I always review the Submission Guidelines EVERY time I submit to any print or online journal. I would urge you to do the same. Over time, you get friendly with editors, and that is one of the pleasures of this role that I play, but the volume of submissions means any good editor has to have a system so they can keep their own head above water. Help me keep from drowning, and know that it bothers me as much as it bothers you when I miss reading your work.

Peace

Mike

 

 

Happy New Year! Issue 13 is now OnLine!

This issue of Failed Haiku is full of some wonderful senryu based poetry in every flavor of the form! This issue has 144 pages of some of the best senryu poets on the planet. Enjoy it, and please take a minute to check out the video of the haiga of Sandi Pray. Each month we will be adding to the videos of haiga artists in all forms.  

You can reach Issue 13 here:  http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue13.pdf

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Charlotte Digregorio
Alexis Rotella
Veronika Zora Novak
Tricia Knoll
Gregory Longenecker
Maeve O’Sullivan
Bill Kenney
Angelee Deodhar
Eva Limbach
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Marshall Bood
Nicholas Klacsanzky
William Dennis
Elisa Allo
Troy Kody Cunio
Anna Cates
Jan Dobb
Mark Gilfillan
Rachel Sutcliffe
Bruce Jewett
Tom Sacramona
Willie R. Bongcaron
C.R. Harper
Debbie Strange
Jesus Chameleon
Olivier Schopfer
Ramona Linke
Kishor Kumar Mishra
Tyson West
Elmedin Kadric
Jay Friedenberg
ayaz daryl nielsen
Pris Campbell
Garry Eaton
Vishnu P Kapoor
Hazel Hall
Angela Terry
Simon Hanson
Jackie Maugh Robinson
Robert P. Moyer
Carol Dilworth
Christina Martin
Christina Sng
Michael Henry Lee
Madhuri Pillai
Jean Holland
Ian Willey
Nina Kovacic
Radka Mindova & Daniela Targova
Ava C. Cipri
Louise Hopewell
Chen-ou Liu
Marilyn Humbert
Yesha Shah
David J. Kelly
Rebecca Cowgill
Brad Bennett
Dave Read
Margaret Jones
dan smith
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Tsanka Shishkova
Ernesto P. Santiago
Kwaku Feni Adow
Shloka Shankar
Erica Olson
Chase Gagnon
Kat Lehmann
Robert Witmer
Gergana Yaninska & Maya Lyubenova
Barbara Kaufmann
Dr.Indra Neil Mekala
Rick Hurst
Mikels Skele
Ezio Infantino
Susan Burch
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Ivan Gaćina
Amy Losak
Peter Jastermsky
Vessislava Savova
Matt Hetherington
Floki Alexius Moriarty
Anthony Q. Rabang
Pasquale Asprea
Jim Sullivan
Debbi Antebi
Terrie Jacks
Bruce H. Feingold
Dejan Pavlinović
Carol Raisfeld
Billy Antonio
Munia Khan
Kerstin Park
S.Radhamani
Ola Lindberg
Neha R. Krishna
kris moon & tom clausen
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Marianne Paul
NANA AMMA ADOMAA ABREFA
Angiola Inglese
Peter Newton
Aron H. Feingold
Julie Warther
Julie Warther & Dan Schwerin
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Sondra J. Byrnes
Lorin Ford
Jim Krotzman
Jill Lange
Leslie Bamford

Deadline for January 1 Issue Submissions is December 26th!

I will honor all submissions received by Midnight on the 26th of December for inclusion in the January 1 issue of Failed Haiku.

I am behind on reading submissions right now. The illness and death of my Mother yesterday had me preoccupied. I was raised to be punctual, and meet my commitments, so I will catch up on reading submissions in the next couple of days, and we WILL publish promptly at Midnight on January 1.

Thanks to everyone for your kindness to me in this time, and for your continued support of Failed Haiku. It means a lot.

in the quiet
of my own mind
the poems of others

Mike

 

Issue 12 is now up for Viewing!

This issue is 159 pages of goodness in the form of senryu! You can go to the link here:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue12.pdf

You will find the poems of the following poets:

Alexis Rotella
Michael Schoenburg
Neha R. Krishna
Anthony Q. Rabang
Guliz Mutlu
Eva Limbach
Veronika Zora Novak
Bruce H. Feingold
Bruce Jewett
Richard Heby
Jesus Chameleon
Willie R. Bongcaron
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Pat Davis
Nancy May
Fatma Gültepe
Angelee Deodhar
Skaidrite Stelzer
Dave Read
Jerry Dreesen and Mark Smith
Jan Dobb
S.M. Kozubek
Srinivasa Rao Sambangi
Liz Crocket
Garry Eaton
Rachel Sutcliffe
Bernard Gieske
Maureen Sudlow
Ian Willey
Martha Magenta
Lorin Ford
Shloka Shankar
Cynthia Rowe
Chen-ou Liu
Tsanka Shishkova
Danny Blackwell
Phyllis Lee
Anna Cates
Meik Blöttenberger
Diksha Sharma
Debbie Strange
Christina Sng
Marshall Bood
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Joshua Gage
Elizabeth Alford
Radka Mindov
Adam Rehn
Christina Martin
Carol Raisfeld
Julie Warther
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde & Marilyn Humbert
Elmedin Kadric
Billy Tuggle
Margaret Jones
Barbara Tate
Pris Campbell
Barbara Kaufmann
Marietta McGregor
Kim Richardson
Patrick Pineyro
Jo Balistreri
Louise Hopewell
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Marilyn Fleming
Paresh Tiwari
Magdalena Banaszkiewicz
Matsukaze
Anna Maris
David J Kelly
Roberta Beary  
Marianne Paul
Carol Dilworth
Debbi Antebi
Robert Epstein
Mark Gilbert
Keitha Keyes
Sarma Radhamani
Nina Kovacic
Muskaan Ahuja
Ron Scully
Angela Terry
Julie Warther & Angela Terry
Ian Mullins
Peter Jastermsky
Gabriel Bates
Kerstin Park
Helen Buckingham
Chèvrefeuille
Francis James Franklin
Bryan Rickert
Celestine Nudanu
Munia Khan
Pat Geyer
Michael Stinson
Sondra J. Byrnes
Susan Burch
Ed Bremson
Robert Witmer
Olivier Schopfer
Sanjuktaa Asopa
Terri L. French
Jim Krotzman
David Oates
Caroline Skanne
Jill Lange
ola lindberg
Bob Lucky
Sandi Pray
Maria Laura Valente
Rick Hurst
Lorin Ford &  Rick Hurst
Jan Benson
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Claire Vogel Camargo
Mike Gallagher
Lucia Fontana

Thanks to all the poets and readers who support Failed Haiku!!!

Mike Rehling

Issue 11 of Failed Haiku is now UP!

Results of the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition are now available, with winners entries, and links to the Honorable Mentions as well! This was a wonderful way to honor Jane, and the entries were nothing short of stunning! Thanks to our judges as well. Michele Root-Bernstein, Kris Kondo, and Ron C. Moss did a great job, and their write ups are a small instruction book on haiga and the senryu form. Steve Hodge, editor of Prune Juice Journal, which by the way has a new issue out TODAY, and I could not be happier! Congratulations to all the winners and the honorable mentions, and thanks to all who participated!

CLICK HERE for ISSUE 11!!!

With 165 pages to this issue, it is by far the largest ever! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of Failed Haiku!

Mike Rehling

Your ‘Failed’ Editor

P.S.  Check out a great journal of small poems that is becoming a favorite of mine! Hedgerow, a journal of small poems is edited by Caroline Skanne. It comes out every Friday, and a bookmark to this site will let you start your weekend with a smile.

The new issue will be out at Midnight Tomorrow!!!

Well, the long awaited ‘Guy Fawkes’ November 5th edition of Failed Haiku will be out at Midnight tomorrow night. This is BY FAR the largest issue we have done, and will be over 160 pages long!

Also, the Winners of the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition, along with Judges Comments, will also be published. Quite a collection of poets in this issue:

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Alexis Rotella
Maggie Kennedy
Jim Krotzman
Julie Bloss Kelsey
dan smith
Bruce Jewett
Jesus Chameleon
John J. Dunphy
Dave Read
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Myron Lysenko
Willie R. Bongcaron
Vibeke Rosenberg
Marshall Bood
Ben Oost
Jan Dobb
Jenny Zimmerman
Rachel Sutcliffe
Nancy May
Bruce Feingold
Garima Behal
Meik Blöttenberger
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Elizabeth Crocket
Jade Pisani
Louise Hopewell
Ian Willey
Guliz Mutlu
Gennady Nov
Rob Dingman
Chen-ou Liu
Sandra Simpson
Naomi Madelin
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
David Flynn
Ernesto P. Santiago
Marilyn Humbert & Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Srinivas Sambang
Lorin Ford
Eva Limbach
Wayne F. Burke
Terri L. French
Terri L. French and Raymond French
Angelo Ancheta
Claire Vogel Camargo
Olivier Schopfer
Steve Black
elmedin kadric
Amy Losak
Barbara Tate
Nadezhda Stanilova
Precious Oboh
Rick Hurst
Gabe Feingold
Aron Feingold
Jim Runkle
Julie B. Cain
Pris Campbell
Martha Magenta
Christina Sng
Lynn Halley Allgood
Veronika Zora Novak
Barbara Kaufmann
Craig W. Steele
Cynthia Rowe
G.R. LeBlanc
Mark Gilbert
Simon Hanson
Claire Vogel Camargo
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Ola Lindberg
Adam Rehn
Tsanka Shiahkova
Madhuri Pillai
Ron C. Moss
Ron C. Moss and Simon Hanson
John Hawkhead
Nina Kovacic
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Lynda Stuart
Lynette Arden
Celestine Nudanu
Janet Patton
Tina Stickles
David J Kelly
Nika
Poetry by: Nika Photo by: Jim Mckinniss
Robert Witmer
Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire
Charlotte Mandel
Angela Terry
Mariette McGregor
Christina Martin
Helen Buckingham
Keitha Keyes
Aziza Hena
Kwaku Feni Adow
Zoran Antonijevic
Susan Burch
Duncan Richardson
Sarma.Radhamani
Al Ortolani
Elizabeth Alford
Julie Warther
Julie Warther and Angela Terry
Chase Gagnon
Sandi Pray
Jim Sullivan
Debbi Antebi
Jill Lange
Anna Maris
Mary Kendall
Gail Oare
Gail Oare and Kasia Bruniany
Maeve O’Sullivan
Greg Longenecker
Sue Neufarth Howard
Akor Emmanuel Oche
Stella Pierides
G.B. Ryan
Sondra J. Byrnes
Billy Antonio
Angelee Deodhar
Bill Kenney
Marshall Bood
Ed Higgins
Peter Jastermsky
E. Martin Pedersen
Pranav Kodial
Salil Chaturvedi
Joe McKeon