Triveni Seeking Submissions

Muse India, an online literary journal, is seeking submissions in contemporary haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun and haiga from around the world.

India is awakening to the world of haiku and allied genres and we would love to showcase your best work in this special edition. . . but wait a minute – there’s a catch here with the title ’Triveni’

In Hindu tradition Triveni is the “confluence” of three major rivers. Here it signifies the coming together of India, Japan, and the rest of the world in poetry. Surya Rao, Managing editor of Muse India, while telling me he likes the title, said [in the same breath] that we can think of possibly bringing some ‘Indianness’ to go with the title.

Visits to India or exposure to Indian festivals, music, films can be your trigger points! Anything and everything about India would be your theme.

For Indians, I would like you to touch upon your ‘cultural memory’ meaning things about India, your growing up years, the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata that fired our imagination, the giant figures like Mahatma Gandhi and J. Krishnamurthi who widened our horizons, and many more such experiences that keepyou Indian from within—all skilfully woven into a poem, either as a newly created seasonal reference [kigo word] or as details embedded into your haiku, senryu, tanka or your haibun. We leave it to you to make this idea work!

triveni * is scheduled to go online on 1 of January 2016
Original, unpublished haiku, tanka, haibun, tanka prose and haiga not under consideration elsewhere, are welcome from you. We accept work posted on Facebook and your personal blog.

1. Please send submissions of 5-10 haiku.
and /or 5 -10 tanka,
and /or 2 haibun for our consideration all in one mail.

2. If it’s haiga – send it as your second submission in an attachment.

Please note: Submissions are only open from 1st October to 31st October, 2015.
Only email submissions please!

Type “Triveni” in the subject line, and do include a short 50 word bio & a jpg photo of yours (optional), in your submission mail.

Please type your haiku, tanka and haibun in the body of the message, formatted as plain text. Attachments will be considered only for haiga as a 2nd submission. Email submissions should be sent to kalaramesh8 [at] gmail [dot] com (please replace [at] and [dot] with proper symbols before sending.

Triveni, Muse India retains first rights, meaning that if your work is subsequently published elsewhere, Triveni, Muse India must be cited as the original place of publication. Once your work has been accepted, we reserve the right to publish the chosen poems, in the online issue and in the print journal of Muse India.

Keenly looking forward to reading your lovely work,

Kala Ramesh
Editor of haiku & short verse
Muse India

Muse India is published every two months and has so far never failed.


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