Prolific Writers Welcome!
Best of the Best TANKA (2013)
the world outside,
full of the whirling news
of destruction . . .
this cup of tea
by M. Kei
Best of the Best HAIKU (2013)
sliding down a blossom's
"We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words."- - Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Happy New Year:
Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine was launched in April 2007 to give writers another creative venue with a specialized focus in Japanese short form poetry, and short verse so it is a pleasure to introduce our online publication. (We do not charge reading fees to submit to our E-Zine.)
Please take a while to peruse through our pages. If you enjoy your experience here at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, nominate us for the Writer’s Digest’s “101 Best Websites for Writers” (another online source of free information for writers). Please add “101 Best Websites” in the subject line of your email.
Our mission here at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is to strengthen the ties in this literary community while educating & entertaining poetry lovers and writers; worldwide. The quality of our work here can only be as great and impressionable as the content that you send to us. Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine is designed to give novice and award winning writers the opportunity to share their craft. We provide a platform for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best writing. We are planting our seeds and letting their roots grow. We know that what we do today, impacts our tomorrow. We look forward to becoming the highest paying literary publication for Japanese short form poetry. It is high time that haiku writers receive rewards of high distinction. Haiku is poetry, haiku is literature.
P.S. Did you know that February has been chosen as NaHaiWriMo!!! What's that? Its National Haiku Writing Month. Makes sense, the shortest month in the year to celebrate short, yet brilliant poetry. So celebrate! Write a haiku poem today!
Writers interested in submitting haiku, haiga, senryu, kyoka, haibun, cinquain, tan renga or tanka poetry, are encouraged to familiarize themselves as much as possible with the poetic art form and its history by reading contemporary literary journals that publish haiku, tanka and other historical content. Haiku poems are not simply words on a page that follow the 5-7-5 format. It is more dynamic than that. We encourage you to visit other great websites such as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Atlas Poetica, Magnapoets, Chrysanthemum, Modern English Tanka and The Heron's Nest. You can also browse our website and click on our pictures to see where they take you! If you are registered with Duotrope's Digest, please don't forget to report the acceptances/rejections you receive from Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine.
All haiku and tanka poems published in Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine each year will automatically qualify our annual "Best of the Best" Poetry Award for Japanese short form poetry (Haiku & Tanka categories). Winners will be announced at the start of each new year. The prize will be $50.00 US.
If you would like to send an inquiry to the editors, email us at: email@example.com
Please be sure to make note of our postal address and read our updated: Guidelines.
Our writing contests help to increase the confidence of each and every winning writer and highlight current achievements especially in Japanese short form poetry; this difficult yet remarkable literary art form. As we journey through the new year, 2012, we are looking for new writers. Some of our prize winning writers include, Andre Surridge, Paul Smith, Christopher Hayes, James Tipton, Sandra Simpson, Catherine J.S. Lee, Marek Kozubek, Ernest J. Berry, Claire Everett and Kathy L. Cobb.
We have a wealth of quality writing from new and award winning writers and we'd like to showcase your literature to help strengthen our readership as a quality publication. We welcome edgy material, we admire uniqueness and seek future contributors whose writing will represent Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine in Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards and The Pushcart Prize Anthologies. "When you write, be an inspiration to those who don't." - Raquel D. BAILEY
We would especially like to thank our contributing writers who donate their winnings to "Women for Women International". Upon your request, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine will donate your cash winnings to Women for Women International to help better the lives of those less fortunate. Each time you donate, your name will be published on this page for the world to see your contributions.
On behalf of Women for Women International, thank you to: Marek Kozubek (2)
Quote: A writer may be poor but his evocative, heartfelt words are rich. - Raquel D. BAILEY
THANK YOU FOR CONNECTING
I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge & guidance I have received from great writers and haiku poets like Ferris Gilli, Lenard D. Moore & Michael D. Welch.
Raquel D. Bailey, B.A.
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