April Recap

ISSUE 1 Between the launch of new poetry e-zine, Kigo: Seasonal Words Four-monthly Poetry (free to download here) and taking part in the A to Z Challenge (visit project page here) April is proving to be a busy month indeed at Chuffed Buff Books!

And, in light of National Poetry Month (in the UK it’s October but we appreciate the customs of other locales to hold it in April!) we’ve been running 99p promotions of the kindle editions of Journey to Crone and Cities: A Book of Poems. The paperback edition of Journey to Crone is also currently on sale at £4.99. Whether your penchant is for haiku, women’s poetry, or verse on the city, the above titles are packed with intriguing poems written by a talented group of poets! Or, if you’re looking to mix poetry with the visual and a spot of short fiction, look no further than Sunday Snaps: the Stories, an eclectic collection that combines the lot and sends profits to charity (Details here).

Submissions are now rolling in for our two current projects – which couldn’t be  more different from each other. There is the call for submissions of summer haiku, tanka and haiga for the next issue of Kigo, and then for our next print anthology, Tales of Mystery, SuspensKIGO - ISSUE 2 WEBCOVe and Terror, there’s a call for short fiction styled in the theme of the 19th century ghost story. If you haven’t already sent your submission in, not to worry, there’s still time! Short story writers take note; the deadline for ghostly tales is 31 May. And for haiku aficionados, the deadline for the Kigo summer issue is 13 June. If you’re feeling stuck for words be sure to pop over to the kigo a day page for a collection of suggestions that might help get the ideas flowing!

And, finally, in case you missed it, here’s a brief recap and links to the first half of the April A to Z Challenge:

Coming up:

  • ‘A Quirky Quattro of Quick Quintessentials to Quash the Quasi-Quagmire…’
  • ‘R for Recap & Revenant Revenge’
  • ‘Spectacular Strategies for Setting a Showpiece Scene’
  • ‘Tale within a Tale’

(For details and to visit the A-Z Challenge website, click here.)

Inaugural issue now available!

Pleased to say that the first ever issue of Kigo: Seasonal Words  Four-monthly Poetry is now available!

It’s free to download and is jam-packed with 100 ‘New Year/Spring’ haiku written by 40 poets from across the globe.

Click the image on the right to grab your free copy.  Enjoy!

(Submissions for the summer issue are open. Check guidelines.)

Issue 1: New Year/Spring Contributors

KIGO - ISSUE 1 Chuffed to announce that the first issue of Kigo: Seasonal Words is now in production and will be available from April 2014.

This issue includes 100 haiku from the following 40 poets:

an’ya, Anne Carly Abad, Mary Jo Balistreri, Jane Blanchard, Wonja Brucker, Janice Canerdy, Trevor Davis, Carol Deprez, Amber Donofrio, Rani Drew, Tracy Falbe, Kate Falvey, Deborah Finkelstein, David Flanagan, Karin L Frank, Cynthia Gallaher, Kathie Giorgio, Diane Giardi, E A M Harris, Devin Harrison, Ed Higgins, Diane Jackman, Kristina Jensen, Mitch Kellaway, Kyle Laws, Katie Manning, Ilona Martonfi , Karen Middleton, Kathleen H Phillips, C D Reimer, Hap Rochelle, Jennine Scarboro, Paula Schulz, Michael Seese, Rachel Sutcliffe, Pat Tompkins, Dianalee Velie, Tyson West, Neal Whitman, Cherise Wyneken

Thank you to all who submitted their work.

Currently taking submissions for Issue 2: Summer haiku, please see submission page for details.