SIMPLY HAIKU'S SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HAIKU
Haiku submitted MUST be activity-biased* versus object-biased. Most of what is accepted by publications today are senryu masquerading as haiku, and/or lack a true connection with zôka, nature's creative force. Haiku is not whatever a person wants to encapsulate into three lines. Haiku makes use of aesthetic styles (tools) to forge mood, and unearth a surplus of words. Haiku hints at and leaves room for a reader's subjective interpretation. Kigo is not an illustrative modifier used to enhance a senryu-esque thought. Meter is important to haiku. Indigenous to haiku is the short/long/short metric schemata.
*Activity-biased: about the process of becoming and changing versus a concrete object or objects.
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Sometimes I suggest slight changes. If you have a large ego and resent editing, submit your poetry somewhere else. An editor isn't a "feel good" everything is wonderful "Stepford" rubber stamp ducky.
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