My sincere thanks to Roberta Beary for being the ‘failed editor’ of this issue! There are some wonderful haibun in this issue by some of my favorite poets! Please pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and prepare to enjoy…
Next month is another ‘special’ month, so please HOLD your submissions!!!
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…
Well, I have set up the submission times and general plans for 2018 for Failed Haiku. The calendar is here: 2018 Submission Calendar. You might want to bookmark it!
Submission for the February issue will be ‘by invitation’ only. I will be doing some picks from past issues, as well as featuring a few of our submitters directly. I simply need to slow down right now, and I am sorry if this disappoints anyone.
The FULL ISSUES will the April, June, August, and November issues. That means open submissions will be in March, May, July, and October. We will feed the beast for those issues.
Three issues will be done by ‘Guest Editors’, and you will have to pay attention to their individual submission guides. You should likely sign up for our monthly emails, and I will keep you posted in your Inbox, as well as on this site.
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