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Thank you for your interest in publishing your work in Simply Haiku. We are interested in publishing all forms of haiku [Japanese short form] poetry, haibun, and haiku-related artwork, e.g., haiga, photo-haiku. In addition we publish essays and articles relating to haiku poetry and associated genres. We will respond to submissions within two weeks. If you do not receive a decision, please feel free to send a note of inquiry. There is currently no payment for submissions beyond publication. Simply Haiku does not consider submissions of previously published works unless invited; however, we do not consider postings on forums, and the like as publications. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, so long as you tell us that the works are under consideration elsewhere and let us know immediately if and when they are accepted elsewhere. Upon Simply Haiku's notification of acceptance of simultaneously submitted work, you must immediately withdraw that work from consideration elsewhere.

Poetry Submissions: We only accept email submissions. Poetry should be pasted as plain text (no HTML) into the body of the message only; please do not send attachments. Submit up to ten poems (haiku and tanka) to give us more to choose from; fewer are acceptable for all longer forms. Normally, one haibun is submitted. Works are accepted in all languages as long as they are accompanied by an English translation.

Art Submissions: All haiku-related art forms [e.g., photo, painting, digital] will be considered. Artwork must be your own unless you have a collaboration in which case your partner[s] must also be named and must have also given his/her/their permission to publish in Simply Haiku. If submitting more than one artwork please do this in separate emails. When submitting images please use jpeg or other well known image file formats. The preferred file dimensions are: width=600 pixels or less, height=600 pixels or less, ppi = 72. Do NOT optimize your images. We will do that and we will resize them as necessary to create an appealing visual display.

Contractual Agreement: Simply Haiku receives first serial rights to the works it publishes. Reprint rights revert to the author 30 days after the first day of publication in Simply Haiku. This means that the author of a work is then free to have it republished elsewhere, as long as
1) those other publishers do not require first rights and
2) those publishers credit the work's first publication in Simply Haiku.

Submission Procedure: It's as simple as 1,2,3,4,5:
1. Send by email only
2. Address your email to the correct editor listed below.

3. Put "Simply Haiku Submission" and the genre in your subject line [e.g., Simply Haiku Submission, haibun]
4. If your submission is poetry, Type or Paste the text of your poetry directly into body of the email. Do NOT include an attachment.

or
4. If your submission is art work, either INSERT your artwork directly into the body of the email or ATTACH your artwork to the email message.
5. Copy and Paste the following permission statement into the body of your email beneath your submission.

Permission Statement: I guarantee that the work I am submitting is my own original work. I guarantee that these works have never been published electronically or in print, and that it has not been accepted for publication elsewhere. I understand and agree that Simply Haiku acquires first serial rights for works submitted and I offer Simply Haiku first serial rights on the work I am submitting; I agree that if Simply Haiku accepts my work for publication, first publication acknowledgement to Simply Haiku will appear with the work in any subsequent publications. I understand and agree that works published in Simply Haiku shall not be published elsewhere before or within a period of 30 days from their Simply Haiku release date. I give Simply Haiku the right to publish and archive accepted work.

Editorial Staff for Submissions:
Haiku Editor: Email to Robert Wilson [Robert's Bio]

Haibun Editor: Email to Allen McGill [Allen's Bio]

Renku Editor: Email to John Carley [John's Bio]

Tanka Editor: Email to Robert Wilson [Robert's Bio]

Modern Modern Haiga Editor: Email to Ray Rasmussen [Ray's Bio]
photo-haiku, digital art-haiku, photo-manipulated art-haiku, watercolor or oil painting plus haiku, etc.

Traditional Modern Haiga Editor: Email to Bette Wappner [Bette's Bio]
ink drawing, sumi-e, brush painting, calligraphy,woodblock painting, etc.

All Other Submissions, Essays, etc.: Email to Robert Wilson [Robert's Bio]


 

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