NaHaiWriMo - Pearl Diving Editor Suggestion #1:
Trish Hopkinson publishes a great writer’s Blog that I subscribe to and it’s free. Hopkinson sends many fine suggestions for literary journals that consider unsolicited poetry submissions.
This week I learned about NaHaiWriMo, a project by Michael Dylan Welch that has been going strong for nine years. There’s a prompt a day to write a haiku that invites participants to post a haiku each day for the month of February. Haiku are so short, if you start now, you can catch up!
The short form of haiku is a personal favorite. If you haven’t written haiku before, I can say from experience that writing haiku is how you learn. Welch’s form of haiku is NOT syllable specific (5-7-5), rather he uses a not-to-exceed 17 syllables guideline. The haiku contains two contrasting images that are juxtaposed. If you become addicted to the Way of Haiku (as I am!), prompts continue year round.
Caution: If you participate in NaHaiWriMo with the intent to publish later, don’t submit what you write on the site because it is public. Many literary journals consider published what’s been posted on a Blog.
Here’s the link to Trish Hopkinson’s Blog :
Date Published: February 6, 2019