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Copyright © 2004. All rights reserved by the respective authors.


  Table of Contents
Volume VI    Index of Poets

Valentine Awards: February, 2004
  • Overview •  Reader’s Choice - Poet of the Year •  Favorite Poets •  Reader’s Choice - Poem of the Year •  Favorite Poems •  Editor’s Choice - Poem of the Year •  Favorite Poems •  Special Mentions •  Notes from Voters

  • Number 11: December, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  • Index of poets

  • Number 10: November, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 9: October, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 8: September, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 7: August, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 6: July, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 5: June, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 4: May, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 3: April, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 2: March, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • Index of poets

  • Number 1: January, 2004
  • Editors’ Choices  • Commentary  •  Haiku Pages:1, 2, 3, 4, 5  • 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.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINES

    Dec. 15, 2004 = for receipt of work to consider for March 2005 issue
    March 15, 2005 = for receipt of work to consider for June 2005 issue
    June 15, 2005 = for receipt of work to consider for Sept. 2005 issue
    Sept. 15, 2005 = for receipt of work to consider for Dec. 2005 issue

  • Haiku may be sent at anytime for consideration for the next available issue.

    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    Poems should be unpublished and not currently under consideration elsewhere.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 March, June, September, and December. Included will be several 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 on the Editors’ Choice page. The winning haiku will receive special commentary and the poet will receive a certificate of award.

    In early March a special Readers’ Choice Awards issue is published on the web. It will also be included in the annual paper edition of The Heron’s Nest. The Readers’ Choice Awards feature favorite poems and poets of the previous year as voted for by our readers. Engraved plaques are awarded to grand prize winners in 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.

    There are three runners-up in each category for which certifcates will be awarded.

    A selection of highly commended poems, as determined by readers’ votes, will also be included.

    The annual print edition of The Heron’s Nest is 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, Robert Gilliland, Peggy Willis Lyles or Paul MacNeil. Submissions can also be sent via regular mail (please include SASE) to:

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    Ferris Gilli, Assoc. Editor
    The Heron’s Nest
    8634 Ridgemar Court
    Orlando, FL 32818-5660
    Robert Gilliland, Assoc. Editor
    The Heron’s Nest
    3204 Lipscomb Street
    Austin, TX 78705

     
    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
    theheronsnest@cablespeed.com

    Carol O'Dell, Administrative Assistant
    codsnest@cablespeed.com

    Paul David Mena, Webmaster
    webmaster@theheronsnest.com

    SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO ONE OF THE FOUR FOLLOWING EDITORS:

    Associate Editor: Ferris Gilli
    treefrog@cfl.rr.com

    Associate Editor: Robert Gilliland
    theheronsnest@austin.rr.com

    Associate Editor: Peggy Willis Lyles
    turtlerock@worldnet.att.net

    Associate Editor: Paul MacNeil
    theheronsnest@yahoo.com

    This page last updated December, 2004.

       
     


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