CREATRIX HAIKU JOURNAL WA (posted July 2012)

Haiku Submission Guidelines

The Creatrix Haiku Editor is Rose van Son.
The Creatrix selectors for haiku are Rose van Son, Meryl Manoy, Amanda Joy, and Gary De Piazzi.
To avoid disappointment, please follow the submission guidelines.

Haiku Submission Guidelines

• Publication submissions are only accepted from financial WA Poets Inc members (you can become a member no matter where you live (ie interstate or overseas). Just go to – http://www.wapoets.net.au/member/membership-form/
• Please send between 2 and 10 haiku for each issue submission.
• Email your submission to creatrixjournal@gmail.com with ‘haiku submission’ and your surname in the subject line, with all haiku in the body of the email only (i.e. no attachments).
• Brevity is the key element in haiku. Around 12 syllables or less is ideal, but we will accept up to 17 syllables.
• In 1, 2, 3 or possibly 4 lines. Three lines is the most common setting out in English language haiku.
• That preferably does not use poetic tools, such as simile, metaphor, rhyming, punctuation (except perhaps a dash to mark a grammatical break), capital letters (except Proper nouns), titles, personification, abstract images and language.
• Haiku capture a moment in time, therefore need to be written in present tense.
• That preferably infers an awe or a reverence of nature and uses a nature reference, however, we will also accept modern haiku that doesn’t necessarily refer to nature.
• That relates to the senses.
• Juxtaposition of two images is preferable, but we will accept single image haiku as well.
• We are looking for the ‘aha’ factor.
• We will also accept senryu, which is similar to haiku, but emphasises humour and human foibles instead of seasons.
For more information on how to write haiku and what the editors are looking for, go to the Haiku Information section by clicking here.
Founding members of Creatrix Online Haiku Journal: Maureen Sexton, John Bird, Nicholas Barwel
Closing dates:
2012—
10th February for the March issue
10th May for the June issue
10th August for the September issue
10th November for the December issue