Issue 20 is now UP!

Well, after a month of in and out (mostly out) Internet this issue is now UP! I apologize to all of the poets for the lack of my usual timely response the last two and a half months. It truly bothered me, but most all of your have been very understanding. I love my home in the woods, and we do have most modern conveniences, BUT cell phone service, Internet options, and any cable or fiber optic options are out of the question. Things ‘appear’ to be improving so I do have hope.

Enjoy this issue, and we will forge ahead next month, hopefully with less outages and drops. Over 170 pages for your reading pleasure in this issue though:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue20.pdf

Peace

Mike

A ‘hard close’ this month on submissions!

Still struggling with the Internet, and so this will another ‘hard close’ this month. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE submit before midnight Eastern Time on the 25th of the month!

Our area is very rural, with high trees, limited cell phone, and no ‘standard’ Internet connection. We are NOT on any government list to get improved service either, so accepting this fact is my option.

Sorry for the incovienence, but I am still pumping away on submissions, and will send them out as quick as I can.

Peace

Mike

A few words, and an update!

  1. My Internet is back, although up and down. They ‘say’ that by the end of August they should have it ‘upgraded’ and ‘sorted’. They sound sincere, and at least now the interruptions are shorter in duration. I live in the woods, and this minor issue won’t change my love for the location. Thank you all for being understanding.
  2. I love editing Failed Haiku. The poets that submit make me happy. I will continue to do it. The current format will remain through the end of the year. Then, I will ‘give this old dog a new collar’. No announcements yet, I just want everyone to keep me busy for the next few months, and then I will let you know what the future holds.
  3. We accept, willingly and happily, PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK.  Please send me the ‘good shit’ that you have written, regardless of it appearing somewhere else prior. I have never understood the prohibition on work that has appeared in another journal, on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever. I am happy to give your contest winner, your editor’s choice poem, or work from print or online journals another home. We do not publish attributions (just too much hassle), but it is YOUR poem, so please feel free to share it. No need to tell me about prior publication though, since it has no impact on my selections.
  4. People sometimes ask what I am looking for, and the answer is:  good poems! The niche we have chosen is:  ALL OF THEM!!! If you have something ‘senryuish’ that does not ‘fit’ somewhere else, send it in and give it a try! No one should consider this a slam at other editors, since every journal has to find it’s own way, and editors are only obligated to make clear what they are looking for, mine is a very open mind.

Peace

Mike

Issue 19 is UP, and the Murtha Contest Results are IN! Big issue!

Poets, yeggs, and thirsties!!! If you are ready to ‘binge read senryu’, then this issue will fill you to the BRIM!

We have:

A short article by Anita Virgil!

A video of haiga by Alexis Rotella!

Almost 170 pages of sernyuish poems!

and last, but NOT least: THE RESULTS OF H. GENE MURTHA SENRYU CONTEST!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue19.pdf

Update!

My Internet is back, and I am ‘almost’ caught up!!! Reading and getting back to everyone in the next two days is the goal. Many of you already have your responses. Been reading all day and getting tired right now, and I NEVER read other people’s work when I am exhausted!

Will be back on the case tomorrow morning!

We WILL publish on time!!!

Some really great work coming in, and I am stoked to be reading your work!

Peace

Mike

The digital divide….

My Internet provider is not providing the Internet to me with any regularity. Since I am a thirty minute drive from the ‘real world’ where the Internet is freely available and reliable I am having to ‘make do’.

For this reason I am behind any reading for the last three weeks, and will be imposing a HARD DEADLINE for submissions this month of:  June 25th at Midnight Eastern Daylight Time. We WILL publish on time, as usual, but I just need to have time to review everything.

Sorry for the delay folks, but I do ‘everything’ in the cloud, and have for years, so we just are where we are for now. For the record my provider ‘says’ they are ‘enhancing’ our system and it will be stable soon. 🙂

Some wonderful work coming in, and I thank you all for being understanding!

Peace

Mike