Changes at Paper Wasp

The Autumn 2016 edition of ‘paper wasp: a journal of haiku’, featuring more than 40 poets, is now available for $8 within Australia and $US9 overseas (posting & handling included).

‘paper wasp’ will cease publication as a quarterly print journal in June.

‘paper wasp’ will re-emerge in a new form online and produce occasional haiku anthologies in hard copy.

The last Winter issue is intended as a collector’s edition.

In keeping with the beginnings of ‘paper wasp’ more than 20 years ago, it will publish haiku only.

Submissions are restricted to a maximum of six haiku.

The deadline is 1 May.

The Winter edition will be sent free of charge to existing subscribers.

It will be available for $A10 within Australia and $US10 overseas, postage and handling included.


‘paper wasp’ was founded in 1994 by Jacqui Murray, Ross Clark and the late John Knight to encourage the development of an “Australian” haiku voice.

It succeeded and, with Katherine Samuelowicz as an additional editor, became the longest running hard copy haiku journal in Australia.

Today Australia has many eminent haiku poets whose high standard of writing is known around the world.

Many were first published in ‘paper wasp’.

– Jacqui Murray (editor, ‘paper wasp’)

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