The September 1 issue is now closed to submissions! Thanks to everyone who has submitted!
Please read carefully the NEW Submission Guides. I have had to change things due to all my communications issues, which continue. Here are some highlights!
- Hard close each month on the 25th of the month.
- Submissions should be submitted, if you can remember, between the 10th and the 25th of the month.
- NO ATTACHMENTS other than haiga. Word documents are a pain in the ass for everyone, and create downloading and formatting nightmares. If you have sent them this month, no worries I will muddle through, but please try to remember in the future.
- I WILL respond to all submissions, but I can no longer give you any firm timeframe. So sorry, but yesterday alone the Internet went out 50 times! I have tried satellite, 4G, and exhausted every option. Our community is working to develop better service options, but that may take a year or more!
- Please note also that from the start we have accepted previously published work.
I am committed to publishing, ON TIME, in the current format through the December 1 issue. After that Failed Haiku will be changing its format to allow me to publish under less stressful conditions. My friend the Internet has deserted me, so I need to just switch things around so FH can continue.
As always I enjoy reading your work, and interacting with you!
I still have crappy to NO Internet, but please feel free to submit!!!
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:
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.
Poets, yeggs, and thirsties!!! If you are ready to ‘binge read senryu’, then this issue will fill you to the BRIM!
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!
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!