Petals of Haiku: An Anthology – Call for Submission –

Petals of Haiku – Call for submission.

Literary Revelations invites you to unleash your poetic prowess and be part of our upcoming poetry collection entitled “Petals of Haiku: An Anthology.” With a cover designed by the brilliant duo of award-winning Japanese artists, Hikari, and her mentor Naoki Kimura, please do not miss the chance to have your words grace the pages of our anthology.

Featured image by Hikari and Naoki Kimura. Note: This is not the image that will be used for the cover design, but it’s a work that those fabulous artists created together and I hope you enjoy it.

Interpret the theme the way you want.

Here are two haiku that I like.

“A Poppy Blooms” by Katsushika Hokusai

I write, erase, rewrite
Erase again, and then
A poppy blooms.

“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Basho translated into English by Robert Hass

Old pond…
a frog jumps in
water’s sound.


Guidelines for Submission

Email your submission at and title your submission HAIKU SUBMISSION. Please note that any other title will land your submission in the wrong email folder, and your submission will not be read.

Do not submit more than 6 haiku. We will select 3 or 4 for publication.  For your submission you should use Times New Roman 12, double space.

Submit your name and your haiku in the body of the email. No attachments will be open. No need to submit a bio.

By submitting to the Petals of Haiku: An Anthology you, as a contributor, affirm that you own the rights to your piece(s) submitted and/or accepted for publication by Literary Revelations LLC and give Literary Revelations LLC permission to publish your work.

You attest that you are 18 years or older.

If you commit plagiarism Literary Revelations LLC is discharged from any liabilities.

You retain the right to your work. Literary Revelations LLC retains the right to the anthology, and it remains its exclusive publisher in perpetuity.

Pieces accepted for the anthology may be used by Literary Revelations LLC in whole or in part to promote the anthology.  Writers and artists will be appropriately credited in all promotional materials.

Read the About section before submitting. You will find the Terms and Conditions under which we operate there.

Example of submission:

Dear Editor,
Name: (please use the exact name you want to appear in the anthology)

Here are my 6 haiku

Haiku 1

Haiku 2

Haiku 3

Haiku 4

Haiku 5

Haiku 6

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Thank you.

Submissions will close on January 15, 2024. We will let you know when the book will be publish.


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37 thoughts on “Petals of Haiku: An Anthology – Call for Submission –

      1. I’d like to ask if the requirement for the traditional 5-7-5 format for your anthology submissions noted above is correct Gabriela – from my albeit limited reading modern haiku is more flexible in syllable count, as indeed are the examples you give in your call for submissions.

    1. I’m not sure I understand what “the theme” is. Do you mean “petals”, from the title? Or something else?

  1. Hi Gabriela, I’m so excited to submit! When I paste my haiku in email, the format doesn’t allow me to choose Times New Roman as the font. Are you okay with “as close as I can get.” Thanks, my friend.

      1. Thank you, Gabriela. I try to follow the submission guidelines when I can. And I’m honored and excited to submit, of course! Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead. <3

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