volume vi issue
spring/summer 200

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Submitting to haigaonline

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Any would-be sales, reprinting, exhibitions, presentations, etc., shall be done in the SPIRIT of professional artistic collaboration, which is:

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haigaonline does not pay authors for works accepted for publication.  We do reserve the right however, in the future, to republish (in hard copy) and on CD, items from this website, in which case you will receive one discounted copy containing your work.  haigaonline's editor also reserves the right to make the final decision to use your work in an annual yearbook in the case you cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time.

Artists and authors are free to republish work published in haigaonline, but are requested to credit haigaonline as the first place of publication.

how to submit

We publish two issues a year. Haiku and haiga should be relevant to the season/s of the issue. Our spring/summer issue is full-color but the autumn/winter is black and white or at least a low-saturation monochrome.

The traditional haiga section is by-invitation-only, but other sections are open for submissions. Haiga/haiku and tanga/tanka must be the original artwork of the artists/authors. It must be recent, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Works that have been displayed on a personal website or online photo album are ineligible, though haiga that has been posted to a group list whose messages are members-only will be considered. We do believe that critique is a valuable and productive part of the creative process.

For the experimental section, we are looking for innovative ideas that are still representative of the haiga art form. Experimental haiga typically publishes portfolios, so if you wish to be considered for this section, send a letter of inquiry with one or two images and an artist's statement explaining the technical and/or aesthetic aims of this work.

specifications for submissions: JPG is the usual format for submission, though 'experimental haiga' will consider any file format that is compatible with commonly accepted browsers. Image sizes should be between 400 and 550 (no higher than 600) pixels on each side and should be optimized to the highest quality permitted by your software.

With your submission send a short (three or four sentence) biography.

If your first language is other than English, please be sure to include the text of the haiku in that language as well.

Deadlines for submission are 15 February for the spring/summer issue and 15 August for the autumn/winter issue. Email submissions and inquiries to the editor at