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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 15th is our next deadline!

Apologies for the late reminder, but our next deadline is fast approaching! Please send us your best haiku, senryu, haibun, haiga, and all manner of haiku-related arts by September 15th for consideration for our next issue.

We'll be undergoing some editorial and design changes over the upcoming year -- we'll post more detailed information for you very soon.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Editors' choices from Issue 19:2

The latest issue of South x Southeast is out, featuring great work in the full spectrum of haiku arts -- haiku, senryu, haibun, haiga... Thank you to all of our contributors.

Here are the two poems selected as "Editors' choices" for this issue:

busking till nightfall
summer breeze plays
the empty bottle

-- Graham Nunn

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monastery path        a wolf spider        leaps on a cricket

-- Ruth Holzer

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Deadline coming up! April 15th

The IRS has generously given you until April 17th to complete your taxes this year, so your only concern for April 15th should be to send your best haiku, senryu, haiga and haibun to SxSE for consideration.*

Submission guidelines and both the email and snail mail addresses to send them to are on the right, under "About South by Southeast". Thank you -- as always we look forward to reading your work!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Editors' choices for issue 19:1

The deadline for our next issue is coming up on April 15th. For some inspiration, here are the Editors' Choices from the last issue:

garbage night --
i hesitate
with the moon

-- Tyrone McDonald

yellow leaf dangling from the snowman's lip

-- Bill Cooper


dark clouds scudding by --
a giant squid vanishes
with a sucking sound

the old whaler laid to rest
his hands on a scrimshaw cross

an ancient shark tooth
100 miles from the sea --
wind ripples the grass

a mermaid tattoo
on the young tree planter's calf --
the sound of reggae

again the falconer scans
the empty horizon

the day care pirate
slashes with a toy cudgel --
afternoon stories

-- by Allan Burns and Ron Moss

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Issue #19:1 is hitting mailboxes

Our new issue is just out -- the first issue of South by Southeast's 19th year. We current editors have only been on board for 12 of those years, but it's still hard to believe we've been at it for that long. Thanks for all of your support, with both subscriptions and submissions.

Check back soon for the Editors' Choice selections from the issue!