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Article by Kate Dempsey © 19 June 2018.
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The Fishing Cat Press is pleased to announce the launch of seashores an international journal to share the spirit of haiku.

The objective of seashores is to share haiku from all over the world and explore how the way and the spirit of haiku, with its power to connect us to nature and our world can play a role in poetry and our lives in general.

Editorial team: Paul Chambers (www.paulchambershaiku.com) and Gilles Fabre (Haiku Spirit) with the contribution of David Burleigh.

www.haikuspirit.org to view more information

You are all welcome to submit a maximum of eight (8) haiku/senryu, in any combination. Essays or articles on haiku are also welcome (app. 800 words max). All copyrights to remain with the author.

The submissions deadline for issue 1 is: 30 June 2018 for publication in autumn 2018.

Send all submissions (and any request of information) to haikuspirit@haikuspirit.org

Please enter Submissions for Seashores in the email subject. Family name, first name as well as country must be included in the email body text.

We regret to advise you that no free copies of this printed journal will be offered. Only contributors whose essay/article is selected to be published will receive a free copy. Price to be confirmed but each copy will be a maximum of €10 (including postage) for the first issue (2018).

Submissions Criteria:

1. All submissions must be unpublished and not being considered elsewhere.

2. All submissions must be in English. If originally in another language, translation must be provided with the original entry (if the author is not the translator, please indicate the translator’s details and his/her consent to publication).

3. All essays and articles must be submitted in English.

Submissions Guidelines:

Haiku (and senryu) need to reflect the rules and guidelines that are generally accepted in the global haiku community. Basically, haiku in three distinct lines with good rhythm are favoured and may include a season word (kigo) or a key word, a cut (kireji, by way of style, space or the use of punctuation or other) but poems of 1, 2 or 4 lines with haiku essence and spirit will also be considered. Ultimately, submissions will be judged on quality and originality.


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KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.

Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.

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