Submissions from invited writers have provided sufficient material for the Winter 2012 Showcase. I am sorry to disappoint anyone who had hoped to take the opportunity of an open invitation to submit something on this occasion. However, I hope to devote one Showcase – maybe Spring or Summer 2012 – entirely to speculative submissions. In any case I never turn away submissions that turn up unexpectedly. Such submissions always delight me and provide a reservoir of haiku and related writing for the zen space.
Although the zen space was created principally to allow words to convey the moment, the effect of the visual is not ignored. I am therefore seriously considering devoting space in a future Showcase to traditional and modern haiga, and indeed any zen writing combined with a visual image.
Thank you for reading and supporting the zen space.