Sunday, July 11, 2010

Call for Submissions

The Journal of Renga & Renku is ready to begin accepting offers of content for the first issue of Journal of Renga & Renku. While some details remain to be ironed out, the journal will be:
  1. published near the end of 2010
  2. available in hardcopy only
  3. available for purchase online using Paypal
We're looking for a variety of content along the lines of:

  1. Academic/polemic articles on any aspects of the genre
  2. Translations of old renga and renku
  3. News of renku groups and happenings
  4. Book articles/reviews
  5. and of course, a showcase of current examples of the genre:

  • in English
  • in any other language, accompanied by an English translation
  • previously published or not (just let us have details of prior publication so we can acknowledge properly)
  • simultaneous offers are fine too, again provided you advise us of prior publication for purposes of acknowledgement
  • in any of the standard forms: kasen, triparshva, nijûin, jûnichô, shisan, rokku, hyakuin, yotsumono, etc.
  • in any explorations of the above forms in terms of experimentation with one-line, zip, 5/7/5 or other fixed counts and even rhyme
  • solo and group work
  • with (preferably) or without notes/reflections on the poem/process from sabaki or renju or both

We are also considering holding a contest, but have not finalised our thinking on that. Please send us any ideas you may have and/or indication as to whether you'd be interested in entering and/or reading the results. We're open to discussing content ideas we've not covered above, so please write

All communications will be acknowledged within one week. We are regretfully unable to pay contributors for content at this stage.

Please send all contributions and other communications to RengaRenku(at)gmail(dot)com

We look forward to hearing from you,

Norman Darlington, Moira Richards
Journal of Renga & Renku (on Facebook)

(from Synchronized Chaos)

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