January 14, 2016

March/Autumn edition of paper wasp: a journal of haiku

The deadline for the next edition of paper wasp is 1 February 2016.

Please note that the address for submissions has changed. It is now:

If you have already sent a submission to another address please resend it to the email address above.
Likewise all enquiries, including any regarding snail mail, should be referred to Jacqui Murray.

With thanks and warm regards

Jacqui Murray
Founder: Paper Wasp
Founding Editor: paper wasp: a journal of haiku

February 14, 2015

Windfall Issue 3: 2015

‘Windfall: Australian Haiku’ Issue 3 2015 has now been mailed to all subscribers.

The issue features the work of 53 Australian poets and is published by Peter Macrow's Blue Giraffe Press, edited by Beverley George, with a cover design by Ron C Moss.

The annual submission window for Windfall is July only.

Send up to six haiku on an Australian theme to

For subscriptions and all other business, write with an SSAE to the publisher:

Peter Macrow
6/16 Osborne Street
Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005

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January 26, 2015

paper wasp autumn 2015 edition - submission deadline February 1

After a year of special issues in 2014, which culminated in a wonderful summer edition of Australian themed haiku in December, paper wasp is now back to its usual format and is accepting haiku and haiku-related forms for publication in 2015.

The deadline for the Southern Hemisphere Autumn (March) issue is February 1.

Submissions should be sent to Katherine Samuelowicz at:
Postal: paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Chapel Hill, QLD 4069, Australia.

Jacqui Murray

January 03, 2014

paper wasp 20th anniversary

In 2014 paper wasp is celebrating its 20th birthday, making it the longest running Australian journal dedicated to haiku and its related forms still in print. The journal was founded in 1994 by Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark. The team was later strengthened by the legendary Janice M Bostok and, a short time later, by Katherine Samuelowicz.

paper wasp will mark this very special year with four unique issues. Two will take both paper wasp and haiku in new directions. For that reason, acceptance of broad-spectrum submissions is temporarily suspended.

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October 27, 2013

paper wasp – 20th anniversary 2014

paper wasp: a journal of haiku is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2014, making it the longest running Australian journal dedicated to haiku and its related forms still in print. The journal was founded in 1994 by John Knight, Ross Clark and Jacqui Murray who established the Paper Wasp Group in 1988. The paper wasp team was strengthened in 1995 by the legendary Janice M Bostok and again in 2000 when Katherine Samuelowicz made her debut as an editor.

This very special year will be marked by four unique 2014 paper wasp editions. Two of those special editions will take both paper wasp and haiku in new directions. For that reason, the upcoming deadline for the final 2013 issue of paper wasp will be the last for broad-spectrum submissions until November 2014 (for 2015 editions).

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April 03, 2013

Final Issue of Famous Reporter

Famous Reporter, the long running and much respected journal edited by Ralph Wessman and Lyn Reeves, has ceased publication. The final issue, #44, was produced in December 2012.

March 05, 2013

Report on the launch of Windfall Issue 1

The Republic Bar and Café in North Hobart was the venue for the launch on 3 March 2013 of Australia’s newest haiku journal, Windfall. An audience of over forty people came for the regular Republic Readings, which this year moved from a monthly event to a seasonal event, the March readings being the first for 2013. This ensured a wide audience of poetry lovers, including and beyond readers and writers of haiku.

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January 31, 2013

Windfall Issue 1: Out Now!

Issue 1 of Windfall is now out. Published by Peter Macrow's Blue Giraffe Press, edited by Beverley George and with cover design by Ron Moss, Windfall is the new annual journal of Australian Haiku.

Windfall publishes haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. For this first issue, Beverley has selected a wonderful collection of haiku observations that celebrate the Australian landform, seasons and our unique flora and fauna.

$10 provides one issue per year for two years to Australian subscribers. Email Peter for further details including overseas subscriptions:

The annual submission window for Windfall is July only. Submission guidelines are also available from Peter at the email address shown above.

July 19, 2012


Haiku Submission Guidelines

The Creatrix Haiku Editor is Rose van Son.
The Creatrix selectors for haiku are Rose van Son, Meryl Manoy, Amanda Joy, and Gary De Piazzi.
To avoid disappointment, please follow the submission guidelines.

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July 01, 2012

Windfall: Australian Haiku

Windfall: Australian Haiku is a small annual print publication which seeks to publish fine examples of contemporary Australian haiku. Submissions are welcome in July each year.

Editor: Beverley George.
Founder and Manager: Peter Macrow.
Published by Blue Giraffe Press. ISSN 1839-5449. Hobart, Blue Giraffe Press issue 1, 2012 -
Designed and printed for Blue Giraffe Press by Picaro Press.

Guidelines for submissions:

1. Please head all submissions with your name, postal address and the date of submission, together with a statement that your submitted haiku are, “original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere”.

2. In order to extend the publishing opportunities for haiku poets in this country, and as Windfall will showcase only 50-60 selected haiku per issue, contribution is restricted to Australian poets, resident in Australia.

3. Submission period is June 30th – July 31st each year.

4. You may submit up to ten of your best haiku per issue but a maximum of 2-3 poems by an individual poet will be selected for any given issue.

5. Acceptances will be advised by August 31st after which date you are free to send any unaccepted poems elsewhere.

6. We are seeking haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcomed.

7. Please submit your unpublished haiku to Beverley George PO Box 37 Pearl Beach 2256 or email to with ‘Windfall’ and your surname in the subject line.

Windfall Subscriptions:

Subscriptions Manager is Peter Macrow
$10 for two issues, one per year for two years, including postage within Australia.
Stamps or cash are also welcome. Cheques must be made out to Peter Macrow
Overseas subscriptions are $15 in Australian cash only.

Copies to non-subscribers or non-contributors are $10 for the first copy and $5 each for further copy. Overseas $15.

Contact details:
Peter Macrow
Manager, Blue Giraffe Press
6/16 Osborne Street
Sandy Bay TAS 7005
or email:

Apart from haiku submissions, all enquiries and other business should be directed to Peter Macrow, email as above.

June 05, 2011

Famous Reporter

Famous Reporter is a biannual print journal, based in Hobart, that has been running since 1987. Famous Reporter publishes poetry and fiction, reviews, interviews, haiku and essays. Each issue includes a section dedicated to haiku. Subscription and haiku submission details are available online. Please read the guidelines for contributors before making submissions.

September 07, 2010

Haiku Xpressions

Haiku Xpressions – the haiku pages of FreeXpresSion magazine

Cynthia Rowe - Haiku Editor

FreeXpresSion – print magazine published monthly

Any writer whose work is published receives a complimentary copy of FreeXpresSion magazine

Submissions: preferably by email to

haiku (maximum 10 previously unpublished haiku not on offer elsewhere)
haiga (smaller than 1 A4 page)
haiku sequences (up to 10 haiku per sequence)

FreeXpresSion annual haiku contest

paper wasp

paper wasp - print magazine + a website 4 times per year
submissions: preferably by email to

haiku (maximum 15)
tanka (maximum 10)
haibun (preferably no longer that 1 A5 page)
haika/tanka sequences (preferably no longer than 1 A5 page).

jack stamm annual halku contest