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Call for Submissions

Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Poems for Children Young and Old

Get ready for an exciting collection for children young and old! We are all children of the earth; with beginner’s eyes, we have the opportunity to constantly see life with newness and fresh perspectives. This collection is for children of all ages—people on various levels of the path of awakening, and for the elderly—those healthy and crossing over or suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

The purpose of this Anthology is to bring poetry into the hearts and minds of children and all people interested in poetry. When we live with presence and understanding of nature’s cycles, we feel more in-tune to the connection of our contribution to Earth. We are one!

This four part call for submissions will encompass the poetry of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Spring: March, April, May themed haiku

Summer: June, July, August themed haiku

Autumn: September, October, November themed haiku

Winter: December, January, February themed haiku

Example: May

last spring—

mother throws her hair

for the birds 

(Jessica Malone Latham, USA, spring, previously published in Ephemerae 1:1)

Example: July


father piggy backs us

to shore 

(Jessica Malone Latham, USA, summer)

How to submit: 

  • No fee to submit.

  • Send your best poems for any season. You are able to submit 15 poems for each season for a chance to feature more of your work.

  • email subject: 365 Days of Haiku – (your name) along with 15 poems per season in the body of the email.

  • We will not accept poems that are sent via attachment. In the body of the email, please include the following beneath each poem:

    • Name, country, and the month for which your poem is written

  • All poets whose work is accepted will receive a free copy of the collection.

  • In addition to each of the 365 selected poems, there will be 12 winners, one for each month of the collection. Each winner will receive a complimentary copy of the collection and their winning haiku will be featured as the chapter title poem for one of the 12 months.

  • We do accept previously published poems, but be please list the original publication below the poem, as to ensure proper credit.

  • Please address any questions to: senoritalatham@gmail.com

  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019

  • Expected Publication Date: Autumn/Winter 2019

Please share widely. We hope to feature poets of all ages from all over the world, at all levels.

A wonderful kigo/season list is provided here, thanks to the wonderful Yuki Teikei Haiku Society. 

Many thanks for your gift of poetry. We look forward to reading your beautiful work.