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.
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).
will, however, be given plenty of opportunities to spread their wings in 2014. Details
will be released later.
its 20 years, paper
wasp has been supported by haiku poets and subscribers in
Australia and around the world. In fact,
the bulk of paper wasp subscribers
are located overseas – placing the Australian paper wasp amongst the world’s acknowledged
haiku publications. Moreover, in an era which has seen increasing delivery of
haiku on-line, this support has never wavered. Recently it has actually
increased – giving editors the luxury of a large number of submissions from
which to select representative haiku.
wasp is grateful for that support and so is sharing the presents
during its birthday year. paper
wasp subscription prices have never changed. To celebrate our
20th anniversary, paper
wasp annual subscriptions will remain at 1994 prices throughout
2014 ($20 or $US26 overseas for four issues) andfor as many annual
subscriptions, in advance, as subscribers want to take out.