Author Archives: mikerehling

About mikerehling

A quiet vegan haiku poet living in the north woods of Michigan.

Issue 26 is now up!

This is one of our abbreviated issues. I did have some submissions come in, and rather than just reject them out of hand I read them and included them in this issue. I also added a retrospective section as well. Check out this issue at the link below:


Ron C. Moss
Robert Moyer and Guntram Porps
William Scott Galasso
Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
Barry George
Nika and Jim McKinniss
Esther Rohm
John Hawkhead
Bruce Jewett
Marilyn Ashbaugh
Unnati Agrawal
Mohammad Naieem Bhat
Muskaan Ahuja
Tim Gardiner
Norie Umeda
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Maya Lyubenova
Elmedin Kadric
Shloka Shankar and Dwarakanathan Ravi
Eva Limbach
Gergana Yaninska
Rosemary Bryerton-Schiff
Olivier Schopfer
David J Kelly
Mark Gilbert
Madhuri Pillai
Bob Lucky
Bill Kenney
Chase Gagnon
Sondra J. Byrnes
Pris Campbell

Publication Calendar for 2018!

Well, I have set up the submission times and general plans for 2018 for Failed Haiku. The calendar is here:  2018 Submission Calendar. You might want to bookmark it!

Submission for the February issue will be ‘by invitation’ only. I will be doing some picks from past issues, as well as featuring a few of our submitters directly. I simply need to slow down right now, and I am sorry if this disappoints anyone.

The FULL ISSUES will the April, June, August, and November issues. That means open submissions will be in March, May, July, and October. We will feed the beast for those issues.

Three issues will be done by ‘Guest Editors’, and you will have to pay attention to their individual submission guides. You should likely sign up for our monthly emails, and I will keep you posted in your Inbox, as well as on this site.







The first of the retrospective issues is UP!

Just got through the first four issues with this one! Wow, what a collection of senryu. I am actually proud of myself for selecting all of the work that has appeared. Give it a read, and check out my comments (in my unique style) and enjoy.

More later on future issues!!!

Issue 24 is UP right on time and HUGE!

Well, folks, issue 24 is here for your reading pleasure. Some wonderful work, but feast your eyes on the haiga in this one for sure. I want to thank you all for being a part of this thing that started as an ‘experiment’ two years ago. You folks gave it life!!! THANK YOU!

Your ‘Failed Editor’

Issue 23 is UP!!!

The new issue is UP, and the results of the Haiga Contest are now available!!!

Been a tough month with the Internet, but I finally got everything uploaded a few minutes ago.