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The Reichhold Haiga Competition will begin accepting submissions, no more than TWO, on October 10th and ending on October 20th! Our judges this year for the Traditional Section is Sandi Pray and for the Photographic and Mixed Media section Ron Moss. Please read the complete details on Failed Haiku Website OR at this Direct Link. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published November 5th in BOTH Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku!
We look forward to seeing your best work!!!
This issue is well done by Guest Editor Kelly Sauvage Angel!!! She selected some real winners! Thank you so much Kelly!!! Check it out here:
Next month FH is ‘haibun only’. Please hold your submissions until the 10th of October. Roberta Beary will be the guest editor of this issue!
The October issue will have a guest ‘failed editor’. Kelly Sauvage Angel will host a full tilt boogie, no hold barred issue. PLEASE HOLD YOUR SUBMISSION UNTIL THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER!
Well, here it is finally a great collection of short haibun for your reading pleasure!!!
Just to let you know that the last five days have been hectic for me personally. And to add to the pain my Internet can barely download Gmail anymore.
I will try to get selection notices out to everyone, but formatting will have to wait until tomorrow when I can get to somewhere where I have a good connection.
My apologies, this has just been a week filled with hurdles that I have not been able to clear.
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS BETWEEN THE 10TH AND THE 25TH OF AUGUST!
The September 1 issue will have this format:
SHORT HAIBUN! THE ‘PROSE POEM’ SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAN 50 WORDS (PLUS OR MINUS A FEW I WILL NOT BE HARSH. Two haibun limit.
I am STILL struggling with poor Internet although there is a new provider installing a new system as I type. Also, this month requires two more ‘brief’ hospital trips. I am collecting pictures of my insides for a scrapbook!!! I am stable right now, and still smiling. It has been a wonderful summer for us this year, enjoying visits from friends (socially distanced) and we are both doing well. That said, I will be offline a few times so get your work in early if you can, but no penalty will be assessed to late submissions, as usual.
Peace and good health to you all!!
In the this crazy moment in time we live in it is good to remember our friends. To all of you who contribute to Failed Haiku, some of you right from the first issue, THANK YOU. This issue was a lifesaver for me. I needed to read poems by people who are not only coping but writing some very touching and savvy poetry during a pandemic. You are my greatest inspiration!
This issue is almost 200 pages of poetry. I truly think that ‘isolation’ has been a poetic spur in the side for many of you. Please take the time to read it through. Your fellow poets will inspire you too.
I want to thank Praniti Gulyani for being our Guest Editor for this issue! Wow, she brought a lot of energy and creativity to both the topic she selected and to her role as an editor. I think a fine young poet is on her way to being a fine editor as well! Take a look at this issue and enjoy the work that all of these fine poets have created.