Call for Content - Journal of Renga & Renku



October 1, 2010: Deadline for submission or the first issue:Journal of Renga & Renku.

Darlington Richards and Moira Richards are ready to begin accepting offers of content for the first issue of Journal of Renga & Renku. While some details
remain to be ironed out, the journal will be:

1. published near the end of 2010
2. available in hardcopy only
3. available for purchase online using Paypal

We're looking for a variety of content along the lines of:

1. Academic/polemic articles on any aspects of the genre
2. Translations of old renga and renku
3. News of renku groups and happenings
4. Book articles/reviews
5. and of course, a showcase of current examples of the genre:

a) in English
b) in any other language, accompanied by an English translation
c) previously published or not (just let us have details of prior
publication so we can acknowledge properly)
d) simultaneous offers are fine too, again provided you advise us
of prior publication for purposes of acknowledgement
e) in any of the standard forms: kasen, triparshva, nijūin,
jūnichō, shisan, rokku, hyakuin, yotsumono, etc.
f) in any explorations of the above forms in terms of
experimentation with one-line, zip, 5/7/5 or other fixed counts and
even rhyme
g) solo and group work
h) with (preferably) or without notes/reflections on the
poem/process from sabaki or renju or both

6. We are also considering holding a contest, but have not
finalised our thinking on that. Please send us any ideas you may
have and/or indication as to whether you'd be interested in
entering and/or reading the results
7. We're open to discussing content ideas we've not covered above
so please write
8. All communications will be acknowledged within one week
9. We are regretfully unable to pay contributors for content at
this stage

Please send all contributions and other communications to  (RengaRenku AT gmail DOT com)
We look forward to hearing from you.

Norman Darlington
Moira Richards
Journal of Renga & Renku

To be Published near the end of 2010: Journal of Renga & Renku

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