This issue, guest edited by Shloka Shankar, is now up for your viewing!!! There are 47 haiga by some astoundingly good haijin! I am so impressed that Shloka could FAIL so superbly! She has taken failure to a whole new level. Sincerely thank her for find job editing FH this month. And keep your eyes on SONIC BOOM also!
NEXT month the Guest Editor will be Roberta Beary, and the focus of the issue will be HAIBUN! I will be posting the submission guides in a few days, please WAIT before submitting.
Peace and good reading…
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
Nika and Jim McKinniss
Mohammad Naieem Bhat
Shloka Shankar and Dwarakanathan Ravi
David J Kelly
Sondra J. Byrnes
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
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
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!
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:
The Seventeenth Issue of Failed Haiku is now up and ready for reading! Some inventive work, from a great group of poets.
I want to thank all the poets who contribute so regularly, and to those who are appearing for the first time. Thank you all for your continued support!