I am pleased to announce that our tenth Showcase, the Winter 2014 edition, is now published. It includes short poetry, haiku, haiga, and haibun. To visit, hover your cursor over the ‘Experience’ tab and find the link, or go here.
The Winter 2014 Showcase is open for submissions. See the Submission page for details of how to get in touch. You only have until the end of the month!
This time, as far as possible, I would like to populate this Showcase with writers who have not featured in the zen space before. So I am asking you who have for a special, if unseen, contribution. Do you know someone whose writing of haiku, ‘small stones’, or micro-poetry you think is excellent, and whom I have yet to discover? If you do, then point them in our direction, forward the details of this post to them, encourage them to make a submission. In fact, please feel free to go on doing this service for me. I shall be very grateful, as I hope to feature the best writing around.
There is no particular theme to the forthcoming Showcase, it’s a free-for-all as far as inspiration is concerned. Let’s make it a good one. Thank you.
I am pleased to announce that the Autumn 2013 Showcase is now published, with a sudden red theme to the haiga and illustrations. To visit, hover your cursor over the ‘Experience’ tab and look for the link. Alternatively, click here.
While I have your attention, how would you like a free e-book? P’kaboo Publishers are giving away 100 copies of four of their most popular titles – novels for readers of all ages. There’s no catch, but readers are invited to take part in Round 2 of the publisher’s ‘Facebook Share Contest’ – all a reader has to do is write a review of the book(s) of their choice; the name of every reviewer will be put into a draw for a free printed copy autographed by the author – I believe there are three of each books available. You can check it out for now at Lyz Russo’s blog.
the zen space
We are now open to submissions for the Autumn Showcase. In particular we are looking for a few original images and haiga that focus on RED. Please use the email address shown on the Submission page.
The new issue of A Hundred Gourds is published. Features of this issue include ‘Haiku In India’, presented by Kala Ramesh and ‘From There to Here: Conversations with John E. Carley’, by AHG Renku Editor, William Sorlien. We know that habitues of the zen space will enjoy AHG as much as they enjoy what we publish here. Be sure to let them know where you heard of the new issue.