Issue # 30 of Shamrock now online

The new issue of Shamrock (No. 30) is now available online at:

It has a big selection of English-language haiku from all over the world, plus translated haiku (from Belorussian), as well as two haibun.

It also announces the winners of Shamrock Readers’ Choice Award for the best haiku and senryu published in Shamrock in 2014.

Many thanks to all contributors. Hopefully readers will enjoy this latest edition.

Irish Haiku Society

paper wasp 20th anniversary

In 2014 paper wasp is celebrating its 20th birthday, making it the longest running Australian journal dedicated to haiku and its related forms still in print. The journal was founded in 1994 by Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark. The team was later strengthened by the legendary Janice M Bostok and, a short time later, by Katherine Samuelowicz.

paper wasp will mark this very special year with four unique issues. Two will take both paper wasp and haiku in new directions. For that reason, acceptance of broad-spectrum submissions is temporarily suspended.

Poets will, however, be given plenty of opportunities to spread their wings. The June issue will be dedicated to contemporary and experimental haiku, the September issue to senryu and, December to haiku with an Australian flavour/theme – for which overseas contributions are very welcome. Submission dates are May 1, August 1 and November 1. The March issue will be a nostalgic look back at haiku from paper wasp’s early issues.

Mail: paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Chapel Hill, Qld 4069, Australia

paper wasp – 20th anniversary 2014

paper wasp: a journal of haiku is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2014, making it the longest running Australian journal dedicated to haiku and its related forms still in print. The journal was founded in 1994 by John Knight, Ross Clark and Jacqui Murray who established the Paper Wasp Group in 1988. The paper wasp team was strengthened in 1995 by the legendary Janice M Bostok and again in 2000 when Katherine Samuelowicz made her debut as an editor.

This very special year will be marked by four unique 2014 paper wasp editions. Two of those special editions will take both paper wasp and haiku in new directions. For that reason, the upcoming deadline for the final 2013 issue of paper wasp will be the last for broad-spectrum submissions until November 2014 (for 2015 editions).

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Haiku on the personal side of healthcare

Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine is a website providing stories and poetry recounting personal accounts of illness and healing. Neal Whitman, haiku editor for the website, is inviting haiku submissions. A new haiku will be published on the Pulsehome page every other week. Each haiku will remain there for one week before taking up residence in the Haiku Collection back pages archive. Anyone who signs up (at no cost) to the Pulse website can submit haiku. Details are available at:

Windfall Issue 1: Out Now!

Issue 1 of Windfall is now out. Published by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press, edited by Beverley George and with cover design by Ron Moss, Windfall is the new annual journal of Australian Haiku.

Windfall publishes haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. For this first issue, Beverley has selected a wonderful collection of haiku observations that celebrate the Australian landform, seasons and our unique flora and fauna.

$10 provides one issue per year for two years to Australian subscribers. Email Peter for further details including overseas subscriptions:

The annual submission window for Windfall is July only. Submission guidelines are also available from Peter at the email address shown above.

Famous Reporter #41

The latest issue of Famous Reporter contains haiku by Lynette Arden, Sandra Simpson, Anne Benjamin, Beverley George, Graham Nunn, Maeve Archibald, Carmel Summers, Sharon Dean, Kathy Kituai, Lorin Ford, Greg Piko, Dawn Bruce, Carla Sari, Susan Murphy, Judith E.P. Johnson, Leonie Bingham, Peter Macrow, Arjun von Caemmerer, John Turner, Bob Jones and Ross Bolleter.