Saturday, July 10, 2010

Call for Submissions: Journal of Renga & Renku

Journal of Renga & Renku: Call for Content


We're ready to begin accepting offers of content for the first issue of Journal of Renga & Renku. While some details remain to be ironed out, the journal will be:

1. published near the end of 2010
2. available in hardcopy only
3. available for purchase online using Paypal

We're looking for a variety of content along the lines of:

1. Academic/polemic articles on any aspects of the genre

2. Translations of old renga and renku

3. News of renku groups and happenings

4. Book articles/reviews

5. and of course, a showcase of current examples of the genre:

a) in English

b) in any other language, accompanied by an English translation

c) previously published or not (just let us have details of prior publication so we can acknowledge properly)

d) simultaneous offers are fine too, again provided you advise us of prior publication for purposes of acknowledgment

e) in any of the standard forms: kasen, triparshva, nijûin, jûnichô, shisan, rokku, hyakuin, yotsumono, etc.

f) in any explorations of the above forms in terms of experimentation with one-line, zip, 5/7/5 or other fixed counts and even rhyme

g) solo and group work

h) with (preferably) or without notes/reflections on the poem/process from sabaki or renju or both

6. We are also considering holding a contest, but have not finalised our thinking on that. Please send us any ideas you may have and/or indication as to whether you'd be interested in entering and/or reading the results

7. We're open to discussing content ideas we've not covered above so please write

8. All communications will be acknowledged within one week

9. We are regretfully unable to pay contributors for content at this stage

Please send all contributions and other communications to
RengaRenku(at) (Replace (at) with @)
We look forward to hearing from you.

Norman Darlington
Moira Richards
Journal of Renga & Renku

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