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2018/04/23

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Haiku Submission Call

Cover of the original, from Wikipedia
A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.

Joseph Campbell's summary of the monomyth.

A haiku may not seem like a hero's journey, three lines or less, 17 syllables or less (or more) there are so many variations, some even include other forms similar like senryu.

But anyone who has written a truly remarkable haiku knows the struggle over syllabic count or the new English translation of what the Japanese called 'on' or 'morae' or even content that is relevant to a potential audience.

Submissions Accepted: 
          August 1, 2018-October 31, 2018


Email: 
          writingknightspress@gmail.com

Subject line: 
          "The Hero with a Thousand Faces - (Preferred Creator Name)"

Email Body: 
          Up to 10 haiku/senryu. 
          These pieces can be linked to one another in a renku 
          (a series) or they can be stand alone pieces.
          If your piece(s) come in the form of visual art, that is also acceptable,
          just make sure the image is no larger than 3.5" x 7" 300 dpi jpg
          (attach these instead of embedding in the email, do NOT embed them in a word document).
          Our ideal is for 100 haikuists to send in 10 pieces each, 
          but we won't discriminate if you only have 1 to send us.

Theme:
          There is no set theme desired for the pieces submitted. 
          If you want to talk about Heroes, that's cool. 
          If not, that is also okay.

Cover Art:
          If you have an idea of something that might work, please submit! 

Author Photo/Bio: *optional*
          Black and white photo no bigger than 2" x 2" 300dpi
          Bio written in haiku/senryu form.

Release:
           Slated for the end of November (just in time for holidays).

Compensation:
          Free PDF of completed anthology, huge discount on author copies.

Rights:
          Revert to author after publication. 

Protip:
          Write about something you've never heard someone write about before OR write about something someone else has written, but do it in your own unique fashion. 

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