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Volume I

Number 4: December, 1999
  • Editor's Choices  •  Haiku: 1, 2, 3, 4  •  Index of poets

  • Number 3: November, 1999
  • Editor's Choices  •  Haiku: 1, 2, 3, 4  •  Index of poets

  • Number 2: October, 1999
  • Editor's Choices  •  Haiku: 1, 2, 3, 4  •  Index of poets

  • Number 1: September, 1999
  • Editor's Choices  •  Haiku: 1, 2, 3  •  Index of poets

    Please submit your haiku for The Heron's Nest. We recommend that you send 5 - 15 poems at a time. Sending less than 5 is okay but more than 15 is burdensome to the editors.

    We accept both traditional (approximately 5-7-5 with a seasonal reference) and three-line modern haiku.

    Poems should be unpublished and not currently under consideration elsewhere. Please include your city, state, and country for our author index.

    A new edition of The Heron's Nest will be posted at the beginning of each month. Included will be five pages of haiku and one page presenting three "Editors' Choice" haiku. One of these three will receive The Heron's Nest Award and be posted on the home page as well as the Editors' Choice page. This haiku will receive special commentary and the poet will be sent a certificate. In mid-February a special Valentine Awards issue is published. It features favorite poems and poets of the previous year as voted for by our readers, and three favorite poems selected by the editors. Engraved plaques will be awarded to three grand prize winners, one in each of the following categories:

    Readers’ Choice Poem: the poem to receive the most votes. Readers’ Choice Poet: the poet whose work overall garners the most votes. Editors’ Choice Poem: the editors’ favorite poem (by agreement).

    Four runners-up in each of the first two categories, and two runners-up in the third category are awarded certificates. Commentary is included with all poems in the Valentine Awards issue.

    Every issue of The Heron's Nest is printed and a copy sent to the Museum of Haiku Literature and the American Haiku Archives, a repository for modern English language haiku. For details about subscribing to the paper edition or submitting haiku you would like considered for publication, please see the About page.

    You can email your haiku to one of the following editors: Ferris Gilli, Peggy Willis Lyles or Paul MacNeil. Submissions can also be sent via regular mail (please include SASE) to:

    Ferris Gilli, Assoc. Editor
    The Heron's Nest
    8634 Ridgemar Court
    Orlando, FL 32818-5660
    Peggy Willis Lyles, Assoc. Editor
    The Heron's Nest
    2408 Wood Creek Court
    Tucker, GA 30084
    Paul MacNeil, Assoc. Editor
    The Heron's Nest
    5231 SE 17th St.
    Ocala, FL 34471
    Volunteer Nest-Builders

    Christopher Herold, Managing Editor

    Carol O'Dell, Administrative Assistant

    Paul David Mena, Webmaster


    Associate Editor: Ferris Gilli

    Associate Editor: Peggy Willis Lyles

    Associate Editor: Paul MacNeil

    This page last updated January, 2003.