Sorry folks, but my Internet failed me last night. Just came back on and this issue is UP!
We have a Guest Editor next month! The Traveling Wilburys return in the form of the Traveling French Family! Terrie and Raymond French will be guest editing a HAIBUN only edition. Hold your submission until the TENTH of March!
This issue was co-edited by two wonderful poets, Tanya McDonald and Kelly Sauvage Angel! And I say BRAVO! The cast list is a wonderful collection of established poets from around the world!
THANK YOU KELLY and TANYA!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Failed Haiku enters the FIFTH YEAR! Thanks to all of you who submit your work, all of you who read our work around the world, and to the many ‘guest’ Editors who have allowed me to survive my weak ass Internet! Bless you, all!
We are beefing up our presence on YouTube and would be REALLY REALLY GRATEFUL if you all of you would Subscribe to our channel. You will not get emails unless you want them, but you will help us reach more folks on search engines and within YouTube who are searching for senryu.
HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS! We will have TWO guest editors next month!!! Be sure to check the Submission Guides before you submit!
Again, have a great and safe NEW YEAR!
Enjoy your holiday however you spend it and get ready for another issue of Failed Haiku on New Year’s day at Midnight!
Here is our first YouTube video! There will be more weekly, one topic each for four to five minutes. Enjoy!
Your Failed Editor
My sincere thanks to Michael H. Lester who makes his second appearance as a ‘guest Failed Editor’. Music is a passion of mine, and this issue makes a great read! Thanks to all who made this issue a ‘walk on the wild side‘!!!
Please check the SUBMISSION GUIDES BEFORE SUBMITTING TO THE NEXT ISSUE!
Also, the results of the Fourth Annual Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest are now available in this issue. My thanks to Ron C. Moss and Steve Hodge for judging this contest and providing selections that cover the gambit for senryu based haiga. Brent Goodman, Editor of Prune Juice Journal, and I are pleased to continue this tradition.
And now, without further ado, Issue 47 of Failed Haiku! Guy Fawkes would be proud!!!
My THANKS to all of you for your patience and concern. I will get an email out to everyone sometime tomorrow with details, BUT HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS until I get the submission guides updated.
My triple thanks to Bryan Rickert for taking over Issue 46!!!
Issue 45, is LATE LATE LATE, BUT HERE IT IS:
For all of you who have been concerned, I do have a bit of a health issue. It ain’t going to kill me, but I am NOT well. Doctors are working on it all, but they don’t have a final diagnosis. Just ruling out a lot of the scary stuff so far, so that is good.
Next is the continuing Internet issues. I have weak cell service as well, but I can answer emails and do some stuff with a hotspot, but that is about it. I live 25 miles from public wifi that is reliable. There is not a Starbucks for a hundred miles!
THE PLAN is to get the September issue out before the end of the month. I then will rely on ‘guest editors’ until I can stabilize my health (hopefully soon) AND my Internet. Check the submission guide for this month’s Guest Editor Bryan Rickert!!!
I hope this works and I am sorry. I usually am healthy as a horse so that is disturbing, AND we are working get Internet alternatives in the new year.