Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine
From the Editor
Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine was launched in 2007 to give writers another creative venue with a specialized focus in Japanese short form poetry, and short fiction so it is a pleasure to introduce our online publication. Our mission here at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is to strengthen the ties in this literary community while educating & entertaining poetry lovers and writers; worldwide. The quality of our poetry here can only be as great and impressionable as the content that you send to us. Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine is designed to give novice and award winning writers the opportunity to share their craft. We provide a platform for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best writing. We are planting our seeds and letting their roots grow. We know that what we do today, impacts our tomorrow. We look forward to becoming the highest paying literary publication for Japanese short form poetry. It is high time that haiku writers receive rewards of high distinction. Haiku is poetry, haiku is literature. We hope to have a wealth of quality writing from new and award winning writers, which will strengthen our readership as a quality publication. We welcome edgy material, we admire uniqueness and seek future contributors whose writing will represent Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine in Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards and The Pushcart Prize Anthologies.
Japanese Short Form Poetry Writers interested in submitting haiku, senryu, haibun, tan renga or tanka poetry, are encouraged to familiarize themselves as much as possible with the poetic art form and its history by reading contemporary literary journals that publish haiku, tanka and other historical content. Haiku is not simply words on a page that follow the 5-7-5 format. Micro-Fiction In 2010, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine will be accepting submissions of micro-fiction of 6 to 150 words. If you have clever, witty stories to share that master the skill of brevity, regardless of genre, please send your submissions beginning January 1, 2010. Please visit our “Submission Guidelines” page.
2009 MICRO-FICTION Competition – Open ! GUIDELINES: Only previously unpublished stories accepted. Seeking high quality micro-fiction of 300 words or less. No restriction on genre. Enter up to a maximum of 3 stories per entrant, by email in the body of your message (please no attachments) or send by snail mail along with entry fee. Please read full guidelines at the website. Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1, 2009 to qualify. International submissions welcome. Fee: $ 3.00/ story or set of 3 stories for $7.00 Top Prize – $ 200.00 (US) & Certificate 2nd $ 70.00 3rd $ 30.00 ______________________________________ 2009 World TANKA Contest Open! GUIDELINES: Only previously unpublished tanka poems accepted. Seeking high quality tanka poetry. Please type ?World TANKA? in subject line to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (no attachments please) or by snail mail. See website for full details and other contests. Entries must be postmarked no later than Oct. 10, 2009 to qualify. International submissions welcome. Entry Fee: $2.00/ tanka or 5 tanka for $7.00 Top Prize – $ 120.00 (US) & Certificate ______________________________________ 2009 World Haiku Contest Open! GUIDELINES: Only previously unpublished haiku poems accepted. Seeking high quality haiku poetry pertaining to fall/winter. Please type “World HAIKU” in subject line to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (please no attachments) or send by snail mail. See website for full details on how to enter by snail mail. Entries must be postmarked no later than Sept. 15, 2009 to qualify. International submissions welcome. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted on website. Fee: $ 2.00/ haiku or set of 5 haiku for $7.00 Top Prize – $ 110.00 (US) & Certificate
Editor: Raquel B.
Mailing Address: See website for information on how to contact us by mail
Approximate Response Time 1 month
Publishes: year round
Year Founded: 2007
Online Submissions? Yes