Shiny fishes . . .

Introducing Kingfisher

Submission Reminder!

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of August! That means there are only a few more days to send in your submissions for issue 4. Complete guidelines can be found here, https://kingfisherjournal.com/submissions/, but in a nutshell, what I’m looking for is 5-10 of your best haiku/senryu. I’ve read over 2,200 haiku thus …

Submissions Open August 1st!

Kingfisher will be open for submissions the entire month of August. It’s my goal to respond to submissions within 5–7 days of receipt, because I know no one likes to wait for a response, especially when there are a number of other fine journals which are also open at this time (see list below). As …

Presenting Issue 3

I’m happy to announce that after a pleasant hour and a half at the post office this morning, nearly 150 copies of this beauty are in the mail! I send Kingfisher via Media Mail and International First Class, which means that a postal clerk (thank you, Cyd!) has to process each envelope individually. It’s a …

Issue 3 Update

The cherries are blooming, the woodpeckers are calling each to each, and I’m pleased to announce that the Spring 2021 issue of Kingfisher is at the printer! Their technical wizards will be creating a proof copy, and after I approve it, then the official printing begins. If all goes well, I should receive a hefty box of …

Issue #3 Coming Soon!

Happy Spring! The sun is out, leaves are unfurling, birds are singing, and vaccinations are popping up with the randomness of crocuses. I’m delighted to announce that the next 2 issues of Kingfisher will feature cover art by Annette Makino! Annette is a skilled haiku poet and a brilliant visual artist who resides in Northern …

Issue #2 is in the mail

I’m pleased to announce that Issue #2 is in the mail, so if you ordered a copy (thank you!), it is on its way! The mail to some areas is a bit sluggish right now, so if you don’t receive your order within a few weeks, please let me know and I’ll track it down …

Issue #2 Coming Soon!

Happy New Year! I had very much hoped to have the 2nd issue of Kingfisher in the mail by now, but it seems that this has been a very, very busy season for printers. As a result, I still have not received copies of the new issue. But it should be soon, next week with …

New Submission Windows

After much consideration, particularly in regard to when other haiku journals are open to submissions, I have decided to shift Kingfisher’s two submission windows. The submission windows for 2021 are now the months of February and August. I am still overlapping with a few journals, and I apologize for that, but I’ve got a full-color …

Update on Issue #2

Autumn is in full swing here. Leaves are changing color and abandoning their trees, our yard birds are going through seed and suet at a faster pace than a month ago, and I’m working on the layout for Kingfisher issue #2. Sequencing the poems took a bit longer than expected, mostly because I’m a perfectionist …

Update on Issue #2

I hope everyone is doing all right in spite of everything 2020 is throwing at us. The submission window for issue #2 closed last week and I’m in the thick of reading and responding to submissions. (Thank you for your patience!) In case you’re curious, for issue #1, I received submissions from 144 poets. This …

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