Thursday, April 6, 2017

Call for Submissions: The Cherita, Your Storybook Journal

     The Cherita, a new storybook journal, is now open for submissions. Here is the link. Deadline is on May 31.

     If you want to know what cherita is and how it all started, here are my suggestions:

1. Go to my previous post here. I have provided some links to help you learn this new form of poetry.

2. You can also learn more by reading books such as Larry Kimmel's collection of cherita, Shards and Dusts or the newly released Atlas Poetica 27 by Keibooks.

3. Join the Facebook group, Cherita Poets on Site to get updates and inspiration from the daily prompts.

     I am really excited about this new journal. I should find time soon to write and submit so I can be included in its premiere issue which will be released in June.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2017

     What a way to wake up this morning! I found out via Facebook that my haiku has received a commendation in this year's IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award. There were more than 800 submissions from 64 countries. Congratulations to all the winners! To read the results, head over to this link.

     Two years ago in the same contest, my haiku was commended by the judges. It's great to know that this year I made it to the "commended" list again.

Monday, March 27, 2017

6th Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest

    What a huge surprise! My haiku received an honorable mention in the 6th Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest! There was a total of 1,063 entries from 32 countries.
persimmon sky
I taste the sweetness
of answered prayers

     I wrote this haiku for this photo which was one of the photos for the Haiku in English on a set theme category

     If you want to read the full details of the contest results, head over here.

     This is my second time to receive a recognition from the Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest. The first was in 2012 and that time they sent me a congratulations letter, souvenir booklet of all the winners and honorable mentions, and two cute daruma dolls. I wonder if I will be receiving a surprise package from them soon.