Tag Archives: Haiga

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


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 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. 



Reichhold Haiga Contest Results!

Our three judges have completed their judging, and notices have been sent to the three category winners, as well as the Honorable Mentions in all three categories. Check your emails!!! Your work will be published in both Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku in the November 5 issue!

There we about 180 entries this year, and they were outstanding. If you did not win the contest or get an honorable mention feel free to submit your work to Prune Juice or Failed Haiku, or to any other venue. I was pleased that there were entries from many countries from all over the world, and that mix held true for those who won as well.

Thank you all for helping to share Jane’s memory and her love for haiga with us.

Mike Rehling and Steve Hodge

The Second Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest!

Steve Hodge of Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku are sponsoring a contest for Haiga Artists Worldwide! Take a few minutes to read the contest rules, and then send us your best work!


We so look forward to seeing your work.

Steve Hodge and Mike Rehling

Closed to submissions for this month, AND new Submission Guides!

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!

  1. Hard close each month on the 25th of the month.
  2. Submissions should be submitted, if you can remember, between the 10th and the 25th of the month.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!



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: