Sunday, June 13, 2010


High Coup Journal is now accepting submissions. So submit, ye people of the earth. Here are the guidelines:

- We accept only haiku.

- Meditative haiku about nature are bullshit*. We want to laugh our asses off. Be clever.

- Submit a handful. We'll probably only pick one or two to post, though, so don't get pissy if you don't see 'em all (or any of 'em) enshrined in glory here.

- Issues will be monthly-ish. The first deadline for submissions is June 30. You'll probably see about a dozen or so selected.

From time to time we'll be doing themed issues called "Astral Projections," where everybody writes dramatic monologue-y haiku from the perspective of a specific, predetermined character.

Aaaaaand.... begin! Just paste the poems into the body of an e-mail and send them to highcoupjournal {at}


* Okay, they're not bullshit, per se. They have their place. But I'm sick and goddamned tired of being told that a witty haiku "isn't a haiku." Sure, it might be a senryu, but nobody in English uses that term outside of academia and Japanophiles. So shove it up your self-righteous asses until you choke.

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