Sunday, April 20, 2014

SxSE Update

Dear SxSE readers, subscribers, and contributors --

Two of our usual deadlines have passed since the publication of our last issue. I apologize for the delays in publication; I've been overwhelmed for the past six months or so with non-SxSE work and projects. I've been trying to keep up with our correspondence with varying levels of success.

For your records, the most recent issue we published was 20:2, and 20:3 is the upcoming issue made up of submissions from the 9/15/13 deadline. We plan to consider submissions from our 12/15/13 and 4/15/14 deadlines for issue 21:1.

Your subscription status is measured by the number of issues you receive (3 per subscription year), not calendar year, so please know that your subscriptions will be fulfilled.

Thanks for your patience and as always for sharing your work with us --

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Editors' Choices for issue 20:2

Thanks again to everyone for your patience as we get the long-delayed issue 20:2 to press. We're simultaneously reviewing submissions from the Sept. 15th deadline for issue 20:3, so I hope to have that out shortly afterward. To hold you over until issue 20:2 hits mailboxes in about 3 weeks, here are the two haiku that will be featured as Editors' Choices:

in full sun
the ocean slips under
another wave

                              Gary Hotham

red cedar    he hones his blade

                                     Elizabeth Howard

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer issue

My apologies for delayed responses and the delayed publication for our Summer 2013 issue. It is still in the works and will be on the way to you before long. Our next usual deadline is coming up on September 15th, so please do plan to send us new work for the Fall issue. We may extend that deadline, though, since the Summer issue is late getting to your mailboxes.

Thanks for your patience and, as always, for sharing your work and attention with us!

All the best,
Josh H.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Progress report

Just a quick update that the Spring 2013 issue is nearly ready. We anticipate it getting to your mailbox at the beginning of April, shortly before our next deadline on April 15th.

The Spring 2013 issue features work that was submitted at our December 15th deadline.

Thanks for your patience, and hope you'll enjoy the issue!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Deadline coming up on Dec. 15th

Hard to believe, but it's submission deadline time again! Please send us your best haiku, senryu, haibun, haiga, and renge to be considered for issue XX:1. Submission guidelines are in the sidebar to the right.

XX:1? That's right, we're starting our 20th year! Celebrations are in order -- we'll see what we can cook up. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing your work.

Thanks as always for keeping us around for this long.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Issue 19:3 is here!

Our recent editorial changes necessitated that we find a new printer, so we've been a little bit delayed. But the magazine is hot off the presses as of Friday, and will be hitting the mail tomorrow!

Thanks for your patience as we've gone through this transition, and hope you enjoy the new issue. It should get to your mailbox in time to inspire your submissions for our upcoming Dec. 15th deadline.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Some changes at SxSE

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the upcoming issue. We're reviewing your submissions now and will be in touch with our decisions within a couple of weeks.

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we're announcing editorial changes at SxSE. After a dozen years at the helm, Stephen Addiss is stepping down as the managing editor. Many thanks to him for all of the thought and work he's put into the journal over those years.

I'll be taking the reins as we go forward, starting with issue 19:3. The only operational change you should notice is in the addresses you send your submissions to. Our new mailing address and email address are both in the sidebar on the right. We'll keep the same deadlines, schedule, and prices, and publish according to the same standards as we have for years.

I've considered Steve to be a mentor since I started learning about haiku from him as an eager undergrad almost 20 years ago. So it's both intimidating and invigorating to pick up his work with SxSE.

My main work these days is as a book artist, so I look forward to giving SxSE a facelift. You can look for aesthetic changes in the issues ahead -- maybe even some handmade issues if we can swing it.

In the meantime, thank you for your support, your patience as we make these changes, and as always, for sending us your work. That's the only reason we can exist.

Best wishes this autumn -- Josh Hockensmith