Submission Guidelines

'haigaonline' puts out two issues a year, the spring/summer issue which is in colour, and the autumn/winter issue which is in black and white.

The traditional section is 'by-invitation-only, but the 'contemporary' section, as well as the 'family', section, the 'friends' section, the 'experimental' section, the 'tanka' section, and the 'young haijin' section are all open for submissions. (for the upcoming winter/autumn 2003, our experimental section is already filled, but all others are still open at this point).

We only select a limited amount for each section, and are seeking quality rather than quantity.  haiga/haiku must be the original artwork of the artists/authors, unpublished and unseen, and not submitted elsewhere.  Please include what mode or method you used to create the haiga, be it photo, free-hand, computer-enhanced, etc.  For the 'friends'  section, we are seeking collaborations of
haiku and haiga, for the 'family' section, we accept any combination thereof (mother/daughter,  father/son, husband/wife, sister/brother, etc.  For the 'experimental'  section, we are looking for innovative and comtemporary ideas, that are still representative of the haiga artform.  For the 'young haijin' section, anyone 13 or under is eligible.

The deadline for our next spring/summer issue is no later than 15 February 2004, and the deadline for the following spring/summer issue is no later than 15 August 2004; submissions can be emailed to

For an idea of size, please see the haiga in this issue; please do not forget to sign your work, and please send us a short to medium length biography, 'or' if you prefer a lengthy one, please send a direct link to it.

Important note: '
haigaonline' prefers haiga on a plain white background, whether the haiga itself is in colour, or in black and white.  If the background isn't pure white, then a thin frame will be added.

When adding your text to your haiga, please make sure it is large and clear enough to be read easily.  Colour haiga (only) for the spring/summer issue, and black and white haiga (only) for the autumn/winter issue.  If your language is other than English, please be sure to include the haiku in your native tongue as well.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask . . . thank you . . .
an'ya, editor

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