Sunday, March 24, 2013

Exciting News

From Marie:

I have been in touch with Jim Kacian, the Editor and Pubisher of Red Moon Press.
I purchased a book called “’Nothing in the Window” which is an anthology of English-language haiku.
What struck me was that all his content was gleaned from other published books and periodicals, such as Frogpond, , Notes from the Gean, The Haiku Calendar, Modern Haiku etc.
I mailed him a copy of our book POHM with a note, saying we would be pleased to be included in his Anthologies. To please let us know his decision. Each of his editors is assigned a book and is free to nominate something they feel is exceptional. When the nominating period (one year) concludes, all related works which receive a nomination are placed anonymously on a roster. The roster is sent to the judges for inclusion.
My fingers are crossed…though there are many haiku and haibun, senyru is slightly behind. This may be a big push for us.


Alan Summers said...

Good luck!

I was was on the panel of editors for the The Red Moon Anthologies of English-Language Haiku from 2000-2005.

Just to say that the book you mention is 17th in a series of anthologies selecting from each year in turn. As Pieces of her Mind was published in November 2012 it might be too late, but I often feel that books published late in the year risk being overlooked, so I hope something might appear in the next one.

I'll keep my fingers crossed, and all I can say is consider a companion book for 2013, as I hope the poets are still practising and publishing senryu.

About 'nothing in the window':

nothing in the window: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2012, edited by Jim Kacian and the Red Moon Editorial Staff $17.00

The Red Moon Anthology series is a celebration of the best haiku and related work published in English around the world each calendar year. nothing in the window is the seventeenth volume of this most decorated series in haiku history, featuring 142 poems, 30 linked forms and 3 essays of criticism and analysis, as selected by 11 of the best haiku poets in world. And, at 214 pages, our largest volume ever!

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Melissa Bickel said...

Mr. Summers,

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for sharing this information with us.

Any help and suggestions we receive along the way is of great benefit to us all. I'll be sure to share this with the other poets.

I can't even begin to imagine the work that goes into the selection, but I know the work/hours that go into putting a book together, the researching, the editingand marketing. It truly takes commitment and love for the topic one is writing to.

Thank you again, we appreciate your time and advice. We look forward to hearing from you again should you stop by.

With appreciation
Pieces Of Her Mind Authors