Kokako is New Zealand’s only journal dedicated to haiku and other related forms – it is published twice a year.
Submissions will open for its April edition 2016 on November 1, 2015: deadline – February 1, 2016.
Contributors are welcome to offer haiku, senryu, tanka, renga, haibun and reviews – preferably by email – with only one submission per contributor per issue, comprising no more than 8 poems/ pieces.
Submissions should be inserted into the body of an email (not added as an attachment) and sent to editors Patricia Prime and Margaret Beverland at:
With SASE/ IRC included, contributions could also be mailed either to:
Patricia Prime, 42 Flanshaw Rd, Te Atatu South, Auckland 0610, New Zealand; or to
Margaret Beverland, PO Box 183, KatiKati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Haibun should be no more than 400 words in length.
Reviews should be no longer than 600 words, including the title of the work reviewed, plus publication details and the text of quoted poems.
All work offered must be original and not previously published – no simultaneous submissions will be accepted.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made after the closing date.