Syllabic Poetry Donations

Attention Poetry Challenge Participants:

I’ve been working on a “How To” book, called Word Craft ~ The Art of Creating Syllabic Poetry with a goal to self-publish by April 2020. This will be a chapbook and great reference for all syllabic poets.

It’s occurred to me that I would like to include more syllabic poetry examples in the book. I’m looking for donations which I will feature with a citation in the Bibliography, including your name and the year written. You would still retain the rights to your work to publish elsewhere.

I’m looking for Haiku in English (5/7/5, 3/5/3, 2/3/2), Senryu in English (5/7/5, 3/5/3, 2/3/2), Haiga in English (5/7/5, 3/5/3, 2/3/2), Tanka in English, Gogyoka in English, Haibun in English, Cinquain (including Reverse, Mirror, Butterfly, Crown, and Garland), Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma poetry. NO other poetry forms will be considered.

Additionally, if you donate a poem (or more) I will gift you a MOBI copy of the ebook which you can upload to your Kindle when the book is published.

I reserve the right to not accept your submission if it’s not what I’m looking for. Please email your syllabic poetry submissions to no later than February 29, 2020.

I will reply to your email if your poem is accepted. That email, will give me permission to publish and recognize your poem in my book. I feel like this is a great opportunity to get your poetry published in a way that will help others learn to write syllabic poetry.

Thanks for considering this opportunity! I appreciate you all.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

38 thoughts on “Syllabic Poetry Donations

      1. Thank you, Colleen. I still have follow-up appointment with the allergy specialist. Buts basically I’m recovering quite well. My daughter is due with her second baby girl next month. My son-in-law has two weeks of paternity leave, so I’ll be back and forth from CA to Portland to help her out.
        It was kind of overwhelming when I started blogging again, didn’t know where to start and have so much catching up to do.
        I’ll hop in whenever I can. ❤ ❤


  1. I’m in the midst of a complicated move–if I’m actually settled somewhere before the end of the month, I’ll look for something to send. Can it be something I submitted for your challenges? You are of course welcome to use any of them if they fit–(K)


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