As the time approaches to begin work on our autumn/winter 2006 issue, I am finding new treasures every time I open my email box. We have some exciting ideas in store for the issue, but at the moment it's a warm, sunny day and the Winter Solstice seems far away. I don't know about you, but I'm only beginning to think about autumn haiga, and certainly not yet ready to get in the mode for an issue that will appear in December.
Here at Haigaonline we do like to experiment, and so this may be a good time to try something new. Welcome to our new gallery feature. We envision it as an off-season section that will give us the flexibility to publish 'special exhibitions' of haiga that we don't want to hold for the next issue. In our inaugural exhibition we're pleased to feature a selection of wonderful late summer/early autumn haiga by our co-editor Jasminka, a few of our regular contributors, and three newcomers to the Haigaonline family.
The gallery is fully linked to the current issue and it you haven't visited for a while, feel free to browse. You'll find it easy to get back here.
The deadline for submissions of haiga for our next issue is October 15, with publication due on the solstice in December. As is our tradition, the December issue will be all in black and white, or at least as monochrome as we can make it (we'll allow you a little artistic leeway!). If you live in the southern hemisphere and plan to submit, however, please write me for special instructions.
The deadline for Haiku this Haiga is even sooner: the equinox on September 23. This is your last chance to haiku this lovely sumi-e painting of an autumn chestnut by our resident artist Mary Rodning.