Monday, December 11, 2017

The Cicada's Cry

Just got the Autumn 2017 issue of The Cicada's Cry in the mail today.  Took me a little bit to figure out how to open it, but once you do it's pretty cool.  Some good poems and some great illustrations.  I can't think of another haiku magazine I've read recently that had illustrations for every poem.

The micro form of the journal works well with the poems.  This is definitely one to check out.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Grievous Angel - scifaiku

Grievous Angel just posted some scifaiku for November, and threw one of mine in there for some reason.  Some good poems here (and a great title for the page):

Friday, September 15, 2017

Magazines that pay to publish haiku

For most of us, writing haiku is not lucrative.  Haiku journals typically don't pay even a token amount, and you're lucky to find ones that offer contributor copies.  (Writers of speculative haiku have much better pickings, but that's a topic for another day.)

Fortunately, there are some markets that will pay to publish haiku -- even several that pay well.  The competition might be stiffer because of the possible payout, but if your poems are up to it, it's possible for you to bring in some money while getting your haiku published.


Mayfly and Brooks Books are long-time staples of the haiku publishing world.  The journal is very neatly produced, with haiku printed one to a page.  Mayfly accepts submissions of up to five haiku per biannual issue.  Simultaneous submissions are not accepted, and payment for accepted poems is $10 per haiku.  For mailed submissions, the $10 is monetary; for emailed submissions, it's $10 of Brooks Books credit.


Rattle has published haiku by Billy Collins, George Swede, and Deborah P. Kolodji, among others.  Submit up to four unpublished poems at a time.  Simultaneous submissions are accepted.  Print publication in Rattle pays $100 per poem; online publication pays $50.

ellipsis... literature & art

ellipsis... is a student-published journal put out annually at Westminster College.  They read poetry submissions from August 1st to November 1st, and have published haiku in the past.  Simultaneous submissions are accepted.  Payment is $10 per poem.


Ever fantasized about having your poem printed on a poker chip?  Helen published haiku (and micro poetry) online (payment is $2 per poem) but they also publish poems on poker chips.  If your haiku is chosen to appear on a poker chip, you'll get $25.  Previously published poems will be considered, but they are discouraged.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Literary Review of Canada's Japanese form issue

The Literary Review of Canada's November issue will be focusing on Japanese forms of poetry ("haiku, tanka, et al.").  If you're a Canadian poet, submit 3-5 unpublished poems by email to be considered.  The deadline for this issue is September 15th.

In other news, Inch and The Cicada's Cry are both open to submissions now.

Dwarf Stars Award 2015

Dwarf Stars Award 2015