Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Call for Submissions: Southwestern Haiku Anthology

Southwestern Haiku Anthology Seeks Submissions

Submissions Window: September 1, 2012–January 31, 2013

A new Dos Gatos Press anthology will feature original, previously unpublished haiku/senryu and haiga that focus on the Southwestern United States. Scott Wiggerman and Constance Campbell will serve as editors. Penny Harter will write the preface. We anticipate a 2013 release date.

You need not be a resident of the Southwest to submit. The arrangement of the anthology will be by seasons, though the poems need not include a kigo, or traditional “season” word.

You may submit haiku/senryu or haiga or both. See our website for full details.


Submit up to two haiku/senryu per season (e.g., if you submit two for each season, you can submit up to eight poems). Use the labels Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer to identify your haiku/senryu. You may submit haiku or senryu or both.

If you have any questions about submitting haiku, feel free to contact Scott Wiggerman:

editors(at) (replace (at) with @)


Haiga is an image artistically integrated with haiku. The haiku complements the image; the image complements the haiku. The placement of the haiku is important, as is the choice of typeface or the style of any lettering done by hand.

Our Guidelines:

Submit up to three haiga. Each haiga will include an original image and an embedded haiku—both created by the individual submitting the haiga. Because we use a blind reading process, you will not include a byline/signature on a haiga when you submit it.

Image Guidelines:

Black and white images only—no color images.

Printable space on a page will be 4.4 X 7.25 inches. A vertical haiga might take up an entire page. A horizontal haiga will be limited to the width of our page; we will not rotate a page 90˚ to accommodate a horizontal image.

Digital Images:
Minimum width for an image: 1320 pixels.

Scanning images:

Scan non-digital photographs at 300 dpi or higher.
For pen and ink, line art, or type as line art, scan in bitmap format at 600 dpi or higher.

If one of your haiga is accepted, you will need to submit separate files to us—one for the image itself (without the text) and one for the text itself (haiku and byline/signature)—so that we can work with our printer to achieve the best possible print quality. At this point in the process, you will include your byline/signature on the haiga.

NOTE: Managing Editor David Meischen works with our printer to achieve high quality images. If you have any questions about how to create the image file you submit, please contact him:

managingeditor(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

Save files as:

jpg (use high/best compression level)

NOTE: Our submissions manager will not accept an image file with .jpeg or .tif as the file extension. Before you submit an image, be sure that the file extension is .jpg or .tiff

Scott Wiggerman
Dos Gatos Press
1310 Crestwood Road
Austin, Texas 78722

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