Friday, March 23, 2012

Call for Submissions



Each year the Haiku Society of America publishes an anthology of haiku and senryu by members, edited and produced by one or more editors appointed by the executive committee. Members who submit work are guaranteed to have one poem selected for publication. The editor for 2012 is Billie Dee.

Deadline: In hand by May 31, 2012.

Theme: "The Sensate World."

Eligibility: All HSA members.
Submissions:  Submit five to ten unpublished or previously published haiku and/or senryu. Our editor, Billie Dee, is interested in both traditional and non-traditional forms; there are no restrictions regarding number of syllables or lines. For each previously published poem, please include the name of the publication, volume, issue, and year. [example: Frogpond, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2012] Poems should not have appeared in any other HSA anthology. Members submitting work are guaranteed to have one poem selected for publication. Email submission is highly encouraged.
Email Submissions: Send your work to, with "HSA2012: Your Name, City, State (Province), Country" in the subject header. [example: Subject: HSA2012: Billie Dee, San Diego, CA, USA]. Submissions should be embedded in the text of the email, single spaced, with one space between each poem. Please do not use columns or tables. If there are special formatting instructions, you may attach your formatted poem as an rtf, txt, or MSWord doc file. Include your mailing address and phone number in the text of your submission.
Postal Submissions: For those with limited access to the internet, submit your poems typed in a single column, five poems per sheet of paper. Please type your name, address, and phone number at the top of each sheet. Mail your submission to:
HSA Members' Anthology
c/o Billie Dee
P.O. Box 3095
San Diego, CA 92163, USA.
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of which poem is selected.
Book Orders: Preordering a copy of the anthology is not required for inclusion, but is encouraged to help offset costs. Price per copy: $14 U.S. postpaid in the USA, $18 to Mexico or Canada, & $22 overseas.

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For mail orders, please make checks/money orders payable to "Haiku Society of America" and mail to:

HSA Members' Anthology
c/o Billie Dee
P.O. Box 3095
San Diego, CA 92163.

Payment must accompany all orders.

For inquiries about the 2012 anthology, please contact Billie Dee at:


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Friday, March 9, 2012

Reminder: Free Haiku Workshop Sunday

Exploring the One-Breath Poem:
Discovering Your Haiku-Mind
led by Billie Dee

Sunday, March 11, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Open Door Books
4761 Cass Street, San Diego 92109
(Pacific Beach, corner of Cass & Missouri) ~ 858-270-8642
For a complete description, please see the announcement below. Hope to see you there!