Rattle #47 – Japanese Forms Issue

Back in the Spring of 2014, we announced on our Poetry Blog, the call for submissions of Japanese forms of poetry (including our favorite: Haiku) from Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century.  The results have been published in Rattle #47.  You can find this colorful edition at http://www.rattle.com/poetry/print/40s/i47/.   Some selections may surprise you!


Haiku Call: Rattle Spring 2015 Japanese Forms


The wonderful independent literary journal Rattle will publish a special section in their Spring 2015 issue devoted to Japanese forms of poetry. Submissions are open until October 15, 2014. From their website:


Our Spring 2015 issue will be dedicated to Japanese forms. The poems may be written by any poet, in any subject or length, but must use a traditional or adapted Japanese form: haiku, renga, tanka, haibun, etc. Translations welcome, as well. Though it’s not necessary to include this with your submission, contributor notes will be a short explanation of why you like to use these forms in your poetry – so feel free to include your thoughts with the submission if you’d like.

We’d also love to read any longer narrative essays about what draws you to write in Japanese forms, and/or how that affects your poetry. Essays can be any length.

For further information, and to submit your own works, visit Rattle’s submissions page.