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Contests and Awards / Re: UHTS 2021 CONTEST - Deadline 31st January
« Last post by Seaview (Marion Clarke) on January 24, 2021, 06:46:52 PM »
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- 𝐎𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐢 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 -
ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʟᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ ꜰᴏʀ

Otoroshi is looking for horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun. We also purchase cover art. We follow the modern, English understanding of these genres as they have been adapted to English since the middle of the 20th century. We expect people submitting to be familiar with these conventions.
For horrorku, we are looking for clear, concise imagery with a strong juxtaposition. We prefer three-line poems, but single-line poems with clear juxtaposition will also be welcome.
For horror tanka, we are looking for clear, concise imagery as well as an emotional element.
For horror haibun, we are looking for pieces of no more than 100 words with a clear shift between the prose and the poetry section.

For cover art, we are looking for pieces that are clearly within the horror genre. These images must be PG-13, so please no nudity, limited violence, and limited gore.

ɢᴜɪᴅᴇʟɪɴᴇꜱ

The Submission may include any or all of the following:
· Up to seven (7) horrorku or horror tanka
· Up to three (3) haibun
· Up to five (5) pieces of cover art

All submissions must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. Posts in closed, critique-oriented groups and social media sites are acceptable for submission, but public posts on forums such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not. By submitting a piece to us, you are guaranteeing that it is your original work and not under consideration or published anywhere else in the world.

E-mail submission is required. Type poems into the body of the e-mail; no attachments of poetry will be opened. For art submissions, please include all five pieces in a .PDF file or send us a link to a private gallery. If we purchase an art piece for our cover, we will ask that you provide a 300 dpi version of said piece.

E-mail Address: OtoroshiJournal@gmail.com
Use the subject line: Otoroshi Submission.

Please include a cover letter noting location in the world. Please include handles for Instagram and Twitter for promotional purposes.
At this time, only one submission per issue will be considered unless the editors directly request a second submission.

Submission periods are one month long:
· January for the Spring Issue
· April for the Summer Issue
· July for the Fall Issue
· October for the Winter Issue

Acceptances will be sent shortly after the end of each period.

Payment
We pay on publication. Currently, we offer a token payment via PayPal only.
The rates are as follows:
· ​Horrorku: $1.00 each
· ​Horror Tanka: $1.00 each
· ​​Horror Haibun: $1.00 each
· Cover Art: $10.00 each

We are purchasing the rights to print your work in our electronic journal. We may also use your poems in multimedia promotion of the journal. At the end of the year, we will collect all four issues into one Print-on-Demand version of the journal. By submitting your work for publication, you are agreeing to these terms.

ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ ꜱᴛᴀᴛᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ

While the editors of Otoroshi acknowledge that some of the most horrific events of mankind stem from hate and violence, we seek to be an inclusive market. We also actively strive to represent a diverse array of voices. Therefore, we will not tolerate racism, discrimination, hate-speech, bullying, or harassment of any kind and will not publish any work that includes such language or imagery.

Furthermore, while we are a horror magazine, we acknowledge that sexual threats and sexual violence can be triggering for many readers. Therefore, sexual violence, as well as violence against animals or children, will be an extremely hard sell and will almost certainly be rejected unless handled in a progressive way. While it has become a common trope in horror to empathize with the stalker or serial killer character, this is not the market for such work.
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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Deleted: Haiku Physical Book Publishers
« Last post by pottygok on January 24, 2021, 03:48:43 PM »
flowerfox,

I have deleted my comments as the discussion about book publishers is clearly not a welcome topic and has obviously been shut down by the powers that be. I'd ask that you respect that.

Thank you.
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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Deleted: Haiku Physical Book Publishers
« Last post by flowerfox on January 23, 2021, 11:58:32 AM »
Just been reading through this-

Quote-

'you're snobbily name dropping, trying to show off that you are part of the elite, and sneering at the folk who aren't'

pottygok, you couldn't be more WRONG if you tried.

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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Haiku Physical Book Publishers
« Last post by Lorraine Pester on January 21, 2021, 09:34:07 AM »
Hi Alan,

Had not heard of cyberwit. But then, that doesn’t surprise me since I’m not actively trying to publish even the occasional single poem here and there, let alone a book.

Thank you for the link which now resides on my iPad 🙃  Of course, a book is always in the back of my mind. 😉  I know someone with poetry he’d like to see published so I’ll be sharing that link with him. We’ll both head your direction when we’re ready to ready the galleys.

I appreciate everything you do (that I know about 🤓).

The best to you and Karen for this New Year


Lorraine
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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Haiku Physical Book Publishers
« Last post by AlanSummers on January 21, 2021, 05:23:16 AM »
Thank you!

I am an outlier, hence the title of my online journal I created only back in November 2020, called Blo͞o Outlier Journal. In that journal there are some who had never written a haiku before, and some who are still new to haiku. Out of the 260 poets I published, no one was rejected. I did help maybe less than half a dozen, nudging them to a haiku that said what they wanted.

I wish I did know Charles Dickens, and even moreso H.C. Andersen, but those name droppings aren't because they are 'mates'.  ;D

I was actually a little spellbound to have met Simon Armitage, but that was during a Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol. A difficult time for me as I was a full-time carer to my mom, and Karen developed M.E. (Myalgic encephalomyelitis): https://www.meresearch.org.uk/what-is-me/

Of course there is elitism in any area of life, and like my adoptive father, I've avoided being in a "gang" and lazily relying on nepotism.  I am an enabler where and when I can be though. And I am not in anyone's favor or patronage.

Dear catenate, you have been accurate in this post. And I thank you for that.

Joshua Gage created this post, and for some time I was the only one to answer, for what I assumed was a genuine request for a response.

The question was:
"... I'm wondering if anyone knows of any other presses that routinely publish haiku books. This just seems a limited option for folks who either aren't in the cool kids crowd or, alternately, don't have the money to publish their own books."

Indie presses can come and go, and sometimes we have to create our own, or keep searching for news of a press. If you do not already know about Cyberwit which is well known amongst haiku poets in the USA, India, Europe etc...

Publish Poem Collection | Poetry Submission
https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/Publishingprocess

There will be others I am sure.

I can't create a press, but I created my journal so people from all areas of haikai literature could have something published for Christmas Eve. I finished just after 4am British time Christmas Eve, as it was more work than I allowed for, and so Christmas was a bit of blur due to sleep deprivation in the two days I could allot myself!  ;D

So sorry, not one of the elite, and any influence or power I have it's to help not hinder. In fact Karen is making a Call of the Page report on just how much outreach we do in fact. That doesn't even include what I do outside of Call of the Page.

I can only answer in my own manner. Obviously anything I say will not be taken in the spirit it is intended, so I will bow out.

This doesn't seem quite fair to Alan.  It reads to me that he engaged you at length, trying (and perhaps failing) to understand your individual problem.  It seems to me that he tried to give you context and the advantage of looking over his shoulder at some of his experiences.  It's not unreasonable that you feel there may be elitism in the haiku world (I wouldn't really know), but based on Alan's responses to you I'm not sure it's fair to blame him for that while he's engaging you.



Alan,

You're snobbily name dropping, trying to show off that you're part of the elite, and then sneering at the folks who aren't. This is exactly the problem that I'm trying to discuss.

I haven't asked about marketing books; I'm well aware as a poet and someone who's had books published how much hustling and marketing goes into a book. I'm asking, very specifically, about publishers that routinely publish haiku collections.

So far you've mentioned two--Red Moon Press and Snapshots--both of which teeter towards elitism within the haiku community. I know there are one or two others, but as you've pointed out, they tend to fold or get drummed out as soon as they pop up. Alternately, they do virtual books, which don't seem to have the same selling power or clout in the poetry world as an actual, tangible book.

Outside of that, your responses have been about promoting books. That wasn't the question. The question is how to get a book in print. If the options are limited, basically two or three presses and some really problematic POD places, then I'd say there's a major problem in the haiku community that needs to be addressed.
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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Haiku Physical Book Publishers
« Last post by AlanSummers on January 21, 2021, 05:19:26 AM »
Thank you!

I am an outlier, hence the title of my online journal I created only back in November 2020, called Blo͞o Outlier Journal. In that journal there are some who had never written a haiku before, and some who are still new to haiku. Out of the 260 poets I published, no one was rejected. I did help maybe less than half a dozen, nudging them to a haiku that said what they wanted.

I wish I did know Charles Dickens, and even moreso H.C. Andersen, but those name droppings aren't because they are 'mates'.  ;D

I was actually a little spellbound to have met Simon Armitage, but that was during a Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol. A difficult time for me as I was a full-time carer to my mom, and Karen developed M.E. (Myalgic encephalomyelitis): https://www.meresearch.org.uk/what-is-me/

Of course there is elitism in any area of life, and like my adoptive father, I've avoided being in a "gang" and lazily relying on nepotism.  I am an enabler where and when I can be though. And I am not in anyone's favor or patronage.

Dear catenate, you have been accurate in this post. And I thank you for that.

Joshua Gage created this post, and for some time I was the only one to answer, for what I assumed was a genuine request for a response.

The question was:
"... I'm wondering if anyone knows of any other presses that routinely publish haiku books. This just seems a limited option for folks who either aren't in the cool kids crowd or, alternately, don't have the money to publish their own books."

Indie presses can come and go, and sometimes we have to create our own, or keep searching for news of a press. If you do not already know about Cyberwit which is well known amongst haiku poets in the USA, India, Europe etc...

Publish Poem Collection | Poetry Submission
https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/Publishingprocess

There will be others I am sure.

I can't create a press, but I created my journal so people from all areas of haikai literature could have something published for Christmas Eve. I finished just after 4am British time Christmas Eve, as it was more work than I allowed for, and so Christmas was a bit of blur due to sleep deprivation in the two days I could allot myself!  ;D

So sorry, not one of the elite, and any influence or power I have it's to help not hinder. In fact Karen is making a Call of the Page report on just how much outreach we do in fact. That doesn't even include what I do outside of Call of the Page.

I can only answer in my own manner. Obviously anything I say will not be taken in the spirit it is intended, so I will bow out.

This doesn't seem quite fair to Alan.  It reads to me that he engaged you at length, trying (and perhaps failing) to understand your individual problem.  It seems to me that he tried to give you context and the advantage of looking over his shoulder at some of his experiences.  It's not unreasonable that you feel there may be elitism in the haiku world (I wouldn't really know), but based on Alan's responses to you I'm not sure it's fair to blame him for that while he's engaging you.
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