haiku by Buson translated by Mark Brooks
haiga by Kuniharu Shimizu from haijinx II:1
revised March 2011
The haijinx team had much fun reading haiku over the last six weeks, what with your submissions and February’s incredible debut NaHaiWriMo experience. In fact, founding editor Alan Summers enjoyed NaHaiWriMo so much that he agreed to provide prompts during March for the writers participating in NaHaiWriMo via Facebook. And, if you are on Facebook, please take a moment to like haijinx, too.
The first haijinx issue of 2011 will be out for the equinox, March 20th. Over the next few days we will announce some of the columns and columnists debuting in this issue and the next. And new announcements about staff are coming as well. It’s an exciting time around here.
Today, March 1st, is the last day of the submission period for this upcoming equinox issue. Thanks for your incredible response so far. We are sorting through submissions daily and have kept a number of wonderful haiku for our final group review this week. We expect final acceptance notes to go out right around March 8th.
There is still time to get your haiku to us though. We would love to see how your haiku fit in with this haijinx of the equinox.
We accept original, unpublished haiku (preferably between 5 and 10 at a time), haiga, renku, and sumi-e. We will also accept previously published work in these categories (not haibun, see below), but please include the publication information at the time you submit your work and do not submit work currently under consideration elsewhere. Please make sure that each submission contains a majority of unpublished work. Non-English works may be submitted with translation. We will publish them in both English and their native language. If you do not have a translation, contact us to see if we know of a translator who might work with you.
We are always looking for articles on haiku, even from authors who disagree with us. Please contact us with your article ideas beforehand.
Submissions may be sent using this form or to our central address
submissions – at – haijinx dot org
We now accept haibun. You may submit up to 2 haibun per issue directly to editor Roberta Beary. No single haibun should exceed 150 words. We do not consider any haibun that has been previously published or accepted for publication in any form. We do not consider any unpublished haibun which include previously published haiku or haiku which have been accepted for publication.
Please submit your best work in the body of an email to
shortpoems at gmail.com
with ‘haijinx haibun submission’ and your name in the subject line.
Mark Brooks created haijinx in 2001 along with editors Alan Summers and Carmen Sterba. After a multi-year hiatus, our most recent issue, haijinx III-1, came out in December 2010. For our upcoming equinox issue, we happily continue the relaunch of haijinx by welcoming Roberta Beary as our first haibun editor as well as new columnist Melissa Allen. Tom Clausen joined on as a guest haiku editor for this first 2011 equinox issue.
We acquire first serial rights to unpublished work and secondary rights to previously published work. We also reserve reprint rights.
“first rights” means that we will be the first to publish the poem anywhere. “secondary rights” simply means we will republish a previously published work. We will always credit the original publication. “reprint rights” means that we will be allowed to reprint the work in any form at our discretion. This includes issues of haijinx, the haijinx web site, future “best of” or “annual” anthologies of haijinx poetry, and other hard copy and electronic publications.
All other rights revert to the author. This means you can reprint the work however you see fit without contacting us. This includes allowing others to reprint it. When reprinting works that first appeared in a haijinx publication, we request that you note that that.
By submitting to haijinx, you are agreeing to these terms.
haijinx is seeking haijin for exciting opportunities with an upstart haikai website.
Proposals for haikai columnists now being accepted. Multiple possibilities. Columnists are invited to submit proposals for monthly or quarterly columns. Please contact Mark for details.
Reviews from critical readers now being accepted. haijinx publishes reviews of recent and classic haikai literature. Please contact us for a list of titles currently under consideration, to make suggestions, and to see how you might help.
Materials from haikai publishers now being accepted. haijinx publishes multiple reviews in each issue and will maintain a Materials Received section. Please contact us for more information.