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New Haiku/Senryu/Haiga Submissions for Southwestern U.S. Anthology

Started by dosgatos, September 20, 2012, 09:54:56 PM

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A New Anthology of Haiku/Senryu and Haiga

A new Dos Gatos Press anthology will feature original, previously unpublished haiku/senryu and haiga that focus on the Southwestern United States. Scott Wiggerman and Constance Campbell will serve as editors. Penny Harter will write the preface. We anticipate a 2013 release date.

You need not be a resident of the Southwest to submit. The arrangement of the anthology will be by seasons, though the poems need not include a kigo, or traditional "season" word.

You may submit haiku/senryu or haiga or both.

Submissions Window: September 1, 2012–January 15, 2013

For all submissions:
•   Dos Gatos Press accepts submissions through Submittable, our online submissions manager. We no longer accept submissions by mail. We do not accept submissions by e-mail.
•   Do NOT put your name or any other identifying information on the document that holds the poems you submit. We follow a "blind" reading system: our editors read all poetry submissions without knowing who wrote the poems.
•   Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. for the text of your submission. Single space your poems; double space between stanzas.
•   We welcome the expression of diverse voices, diverse cultures—including poems partly or entirely in Spanish. Please include an English translation of a poem written in a language other than English.
•   No previously published work. We consider a poem published if it has appeared online or in print, including personal blogs/webpages and/or social media sites.
•   No simultaneous submissions.

Submit up to two haiku/senryu per season (e.g., if you submit two for each season, you can submit up to eight poems). Use the labels Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer to identify your haiku/senryu. You may submit haiku or senryu or both.
What we look for in haiku/senryu:
•   Haiku do not traditionally have titles, dedications, or epigraphs noting location and date. We prefer that they not for this anthology.
•   The same goes for metaphors and similes; let images themselves do the work. Think simplicity!
•   We especially like haiku that juxtapose two images in new and startling ways. Often two of the lines, with a slight pause used as emphasis, will be juxtaposed with the third line to create an aha moment.
•   Haiku may have up to seventeen syllables in one to three lines. We do not require a traditional 5-7-5 syllable count.

Submit up to three haiga. Each haiga will include an original image and an embedded haiku—both created by the individual submitting the haiga. Because we use a blind reading process, you will not include a byline/signature on a haiga when you submit it.

Image Guidelines:
Black and white images only—no color images.
Printable space on a page will be 4.4 X 7.25 inches. A vertical haiga might take up an entire page. A horizontal haiga will be limited to the width of our page; we will not rotate a page 90˚ to accommodate a horizontal image.

Digital Images:
Minimum width for an image: 1320 pixels.

Scanning images:
•   Scan non-digital photographs at 300 dpi or higher.
•   For pen and ink, line art, or type as line art, scan in bitmap format at 600 dpi or higher.
NOTE: If one of your haiga is accepted, you will need to submit separate files to us—one for the image itself (without the text) and one for the text itself (haiku and byline/signature)—so that we can work with our printer to achieve the best possible print quality. At this point in the process, you will include your byline/signature on the haiga.
Save files as: jpg (use high/best compression level) or tiff

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1310 Crestwood Road, Austin, Texas 78722

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