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October 2019 Cattails Submissions Call

Started by light pilgrim, June 26, 2019, 11:33:26 AM

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Submission Call for October 2019 issue of cattails

Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July  (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT.

Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike Montreuil is the haibun editor for the October issue and Sonam Chhoki, the April issue. Kala Ramesh is on a sabbatical and Tim Gardiner is the Youth Corner editor for this issue.

1. Send your work, including images for haiga, in the body of an email only – attachments will not be opened. You must include your country, full name, and email address in the body of the email to be considered. For haiga, images should have a resolution of at least 200 dpi and a photo size of at least 1500 px length.

2. We consider only works that have never been previously published elsewhere, either online or in print, (this includes on social media sites, blogs, and websites).

3. We do not consider works submitted elsewhere simultaneously, including to journals or competitions. Failure to comply with this will result in the rejection of  a submission.

4. The work presented must be yours exclusively or if it's a collaboration, all persons involved in the collaboration must be included in the submission. The names of the authors (poet and photographer/artist) must be included in the haiga photograph/artwork.

5. We encourage, but do not require you to submit your works in your native language, along with the English version.

6. You may make one submission per reading period of:
•   Not more than 10 tanka
•   Not more than 12 haiku
•   Not more than 12 Senryu
•   Not more than 3 haibun
•   Not more than 3 Haiga/Tankart
7. What we do not accept:
•   mainstream short form poetry
•   tanka prose
•   sequences of any type
•   linked verse
•   rhymed work
•   books for review
Response Time:
Members of the editorial team will acknowledge your submission within a week of receipt. Final acceptances or rejections will be sent once the final selections are complete. If you happen to experience a delay, please contact the principal editor, Sonam, at

REMINDER: Please send any/all other submissions (within the "body" of an email), with the Subject heading for the appropriate form you are submitting to, in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
Submit your work according to the following genre editors: (see definitions page if you're unclear about these distinctions)

Tanka Editor: Kathy Kituai, Australia with the subject heading: TANKA
Haiku Editor: Geethanjali Rajan, India with the subject heading: HAIKU
Senryu Editor: Gautam Nadkarni, India with the subject heading: SENRYU
Haibun Editor: October Issue : Mike Montreuil, Canada with the subject heading: HAIBUN
Haibun Editor: April Issue : Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan with the subject heading: HAIBUN
Haiga/Tankart Editor: Lavana Kray, Romania with the subject heading HAIGA
Youth Corner Editor: Tim Gardiner, UK with the subject heading: YOUTH
Managing Editor: Mike Montreuil, Canada with the subject heading: TECH
UHTS Secretary: lliyana Stoyanova with the subject heading: JOIN

Copyright Policy:
All rights revert back to authors upon publication, although credits for having been first-published in cattails (both online and in print), are required, as are credits for any collaboration of any submission. We reserve the right to reprint accepted work in electronic or hardcopy form.

Iliyana Stoyanova
UHTS, Secretary

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