COMING NEXT IN HAIGAONLINE . . .

I. EARTH DAY: 22 April 2009

So many people interpreted this issue's "earth" theme in ecological terms that we've decided to do an Earth Day ginkō for our Spring Gallery. The deadline for submissions will be 21 March 2009, with a projected publication date on Earth Day, 22 April 2009. Haiga accepted for publication will express Earth Day's ecological theme, either in the haiku or the image. Remember, haiga is a linked form, at its best when the relationship between image and text is open to multiple layers of meaning. Go where the spirit takes you!

You may submit up to three (3) haiga but only one (1) per author will be accepted for the issue. Include 'haigaonline--earth day' in the subject line of your email, and carefully read the all guidelines for the preparation of your haiga.

II. CONTEMPORARY HAIGA FOR THE JUNE 2009 ISSUE: TOYS, PLAY AND GAMES

How do we define play? It's so basic to our nature that we know it when we see it. If you'd like a few kigo to jump start your creativity, a quick check of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Group's online kigo list includes Boy's Day, the Doll Festival, April Fool's Day, May Day, blowing soap bubbles and coloring/hiding Easter eggs for Spring; vacation, going barefoot, swimming in a pool or at the beach for Summer, and for our friends in the Southern hemisphere, skiing, ice skating, sleigh riding, snowmen and snowball fights for Winter (www.youngleaves.org/poetry/The Yuki Teikei Haiku Season Word List.htm). Don't forget Gabi's lists at the WHC World Kigo database, too (worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com).

You may let the image rather than the haiku express the theme. Remember, haiga is a linked form, at its best when the relationship between image and text is open to multiple layers of meaning. Go where the spirit takes you!

The deadline for submissions is 21 May, 2009, with publication on the Summer Solstice, 21 June 2009. You may submit up to three (3) haiga but only one (1) per author will be accepted for the issue. Include 'haigaonline--play' in the subject line of your email, and carefully read the all guidelines for the preparation of your haiga before you submit.

III. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION TO HAIGAONLINE

To be eligible for publication, all submissions to Haigaonline must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. This includes not only publication in online and print journals but also works displayed where others can access them on personal web pages, online photo albums, blogs, and at online workshop groups and forums. PLEASE NOTE: this is a return to the journal's eligibility policy under previous editors. In our invited portfolios, we can be flexible,but the policy will be rigorously enforced for open submissions to ginkōs in the Contemporary Haiga and Gallery sections.

Copyright to all work published by Haigaonline is held by the artists and authors. Nothing in the issue may be copied, reproduced or republished without their written permission. Artists and authors are free to republish work when the issue is no longer current, but agree as a condition of acceptance to credit Haigaonline as the first place of publication.

Haigaonline does not pay authors for works accepted for publication. We reserve future right to republish all items from our website in digital, hard copy or CD format. This may include promotional materials for the issue, e-cards, or an annual yearbook or calendar.

If you have an interesting haiga project or article in process that you think might interest us, we'd love to hear about it. Send all submissions and letters of inquiry to the editor via email to the following address (it is not hyperlinked, so please copy and paste it into your email). For proper routing of your haiga, please put 'haigaonline' in your subject heading.

paplinda@yahoo.com