LEAF Issue Four Submissions Invited

We are thrilled to be announcing the next submission window for LEAF Issue Four open from 1st June to 1st July 2024. We are now a year old and very proud of the first three issues of LEAF. Thank you for all your support in creating such a beautiful and inspiring journal, now firmly established within the wider haiku universe.

Thank you again to our editor Ravi Kiran and welcome for this issue to Lorraine Padden who has stepped in as our guest haiga commentary editor. Thank you too for all the enthusiasm, creativity and support from TDH members and we look forward to more wonderful work for LEAF Issue Four.

Leaf  – Journal of THE DAILY HAIKU – Issue Four

Submission Invitation & Process

Please submit up to 5 haiku or senryu and maximum 2 Haiga or Photo Haiku previously unpublished but work that has been posted in TDH is allowed if it has not been published elsewhere. Include your Name as you wish it to appear and Country and send to submissions.leaf@gmail.com

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission.

Submissions will be accepted between 1st June and 1st July 2024. Submissions received outside this submission window will not be considered.

In submitting you grant Leaf the right to reproduce your work within the Journal by giving you credit, but the intellectual property rights for your work will remain with you.

Should your work need minor edits, our editors would reach out to you. On your confirmation that you’d be okay with the suggested edit, your poems be accepted for publication. We would respect your decision to stay with your original version.

We will share with you, the status of your submission within 2-3 weeks from the time the submission window ends.

What are we looking for?

We want to showcase work that captures the extraordinary in the ordinary through haiku, senryu and haiga/Photo Haiku submissions. In line with our group guidelines at THE DAILY HAIKU we welcome all approaches (both 5-7-5 and non-5-7-5) to haiku, senryu and haiga/Photo Haiku. We encourage creativity and experimentation.

Below are some links which you may find helpful:

How to Haiku by Jim Kacian is available as a free bookhttps://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/164…

New to haiku advice for beginners by Corine Timmer


Modern Senryu by Al Pizzarelli



Haiga: Where Image and Haiku Meet

https://thegreatmargin.org/…/conversation-11-writing…/(Great advice from Marion Clarke in this blog post)

‘The Power of Juxtaposition’ by Ferris Gilli from the New Zealand Poetry Society really helps explain the importance of the cut with helpful examples showing ‘how to achieve meaningful juxtaposition’ where’ach part of a haiku must have no fundamental connection with the other part’. Link:  https://poetrysociety.org.nz/…/the-power-of-juxtaposition/

Looking forward to your submissions. 

Editor Ravi Kiran

Please look at previous LEAF Issues here:  www.leafjournal.io by going to the blog section

In order to submit to LEAF you have to be a member of THE DAILY HAIKU which is free to join and fosters an invitational space for creativity, connection and of course haiku and all its associated forms.

Join here www.facebook.com/groups/THEDAILYHAIKU

1 Comment

  1. Amanda White says:

    While posting the submission call out for LEAF Issue Four I was filled with the joy of realising that this fledging idea to produce a TDH journal kick-started by the wonderful Ravi Kiran is now fully realised and established. I am very grateful to the core team that make this beautiful journal come to life and of course all the inspiring submissions from our bountiful TDH membership. Thank you.

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