LEAF Issue Three Submissions Invited

We are thrilled to be announcing the next submission window for LEAF Issue Three open from 1st February to 1st March 2024.

Thank you again to our editor Ravi Kiran. Thank you too for all the enthusiasm, creativity and support from TDH members and we look forward to more wonderful work for LEAF Issue Three. This issue we have an extra invitation for 18 year olds and under who are friends, family or contacts of TDH members to submit work – thank you to Amoolya Kamalnath for suggesting this wonderful initiative. So do please share that invitation.

Leaf  – Journal of THE DAILY HAIKU – Issue Three

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Please submit up to 5 haiku or senryu and maximum 2 Haiga or Photo Haiku previously unpublished but work that has been posted in TDH is allowed if it has not been published elsewhere.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 would also like to extend an invitation for this issue to 18 year olds and under who are family or friends of TDH members to submit.   Please submit up to 5 haiku or senryu and maximum 2 Haiga or Photo Haiku previously unpublished.   Include your Name as you wish it to appear and Country, the member of TDH that you have a connection to and send to submissions.leaf@gmail.com

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission.

Submissions will be accepted between 1st February and 1st March 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. Karen Morris says:

    peace garden
    the loud trumpets
    of daffodils

    savouring your kiss
    in the bolognese
    wild garlic

    garden rewilding
    all the neighbours
    going ape

    inkcaps for tea
    an old gas bill
    used as kindling

    my mouth
    is dry

    1. Amanda White says:

      Wonderful work, do send into our editor Ravi at submissions.leaf@gmail.com

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