wELL-WRItTEN sUBMiSION iNfO Part 1
Submission Fee: Zero. Zip. Nada.
- All entrants are begged to subscribe to the excellent blog About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children, or
- to “friend” Alle C. Hall on Facebook.
- Or both. It’s good for your health.
- Current subscribers to and Facebook followers of the above are exempt.
The Gates of Submission open February 28st, 2014.
- February is National Haiku Month. Who knew?
- On February 10th, 2014, the 2014 photo prompt will be posted on:
- the excellent About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children; and
- the Facebook page of Alle C. Hall.
- If a poet can demonstrate that s/he forwarded, “Shared,” or re-posted the call, the poet may submit a second entry. More below, under Rules.
All entries must be received by midnight, March 17th, 2014, PST.
Please don’t make me bust you for not following the rules. I spend enough time busting my children.
Winners will be announced on April 17th, 2014.
Because April is National Poetry Month.
- Submit original work. No cheating, you bastards.
- Each poet may enter only once.
- If you demonstrate that you forwarded or re-posted the call, you may submit a second entry.
- Each entry may consist of up to three haiku. Make ‘em funny.
- If you have a series that is more than three haiku but is not The Iliad, send it along.
- In such an instance, do your best to strong-arm one other person to subscribe as described above. To subscribe them is good for your parking Karma.
- All submission must be in English or Esperanto. I don’t understand Esperanto. You increase your chances of winning if you submit an English-language haiku.
- Too much swearing is fucking gross.
- Previously published work is permitted. (Al Gore-style sigh.)
- As are multiple submissions. Just the usual stuff about being polite if you win something more lucrative or luminous than About Childhood’s Nowhere-Near-Annual Frozen Fish Head Haiku Contest. (Should there be such a thing)
- Be as anonymous as possible, given that one submits by e-mail.
- You can bet I’ll check if you’re a subscriber or friend. Most journals do this; who are we kidding?
Send your hilarious haiku to email@example.com.
By March 17th, 2014. Or you’re busted.