Haibun and tanka prose sought by “KYSO Flash”

A special call for submissions is being made by the online journal “KYSO Flash”.

Genres sought: haibun and tanka prose.

Reading period: open now, through till April 15.

Maximum word count: strictly 1,000 words, including text and title.

Full details and submission guidelines may be found at this link:

The online launch date for the next edition of “KYSO Flash” will be no later than June 1.

There is also the possibility of a soft-cover special edition anthology of best works being published in November, depending on the number and quality of submissions received.

Otherwise, haibun and tanka prose accepted for the online journal will be republished in Volume 2 of the “KYSO Flash Anthology” (another soft-cover publication, likewise scheduled for release in November).

Cash prizes may also be awarded, along with compensation for rights to publish works online.

“KYSO Flash” pays $30-$60 (USD) per piece, depending on word count, for original works published online.

Payment is made within 30 days of acceptance.

In addition, exceptional works will be nominated for prizes such as the Pushcart, and for possible inclusion in the “2016 Best of the Net Anthology” and the “2016 Best Small Fictions Anthology”.

While previously published works occasionally appear in “KYSO Flash”, payment is not available in such cases, nor are these pieces eligible for being reprinted in anthologies.

Clare MacQueen

Founding Editor/ Webmaster