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unpublished haiku/senryu and haiga that focus on the Southwestern United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)dosgatospress.org (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.
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.
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
Minimum width for an image: 1320 pixels.
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)dosgatospress.org (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
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