Alas, this is my last issue as editor. I welcome new editor, Steve Hodge. Read my editor’s notes for more info. Thank you all for helping to make Prune Juice a great journal. This issue is packed with senryu, kyoka, haiga, haibun, an interview with Carlos Colon and a new feature, Plum Pickin’s, editor’s choice awards. Enjoy!
Hope you all are enjoying your July no matter what season it is for you. It is always a thrill for me to receive so many submissions from people all over the globe. Hope you find a few minutes to kick back and enjoy this selection.
Go to the Issues page and click on the cover to begin reading. I’m happy to see some old friends in this issue, as well as some work from writers who are new to Prune Juice. I hope there is something in this issue to please all you senryu lovers out there. BTW, Congratulations to our proofreader, Christina Nguyen, and her husband on the upcoming birth of their son. I am sure the girls are happy about getting a baby brother!
Go to the issues page and click on this issue’s funny face jug cover to get your November dose of Prune Juice. I am proud of the variety of senryu, senryu sequence, haibun and haiga in this issue. Our contributors hail from all over the world. I think you’ll see a few new names on this month’s pages. Welcome new contributors to the Prune Juice family!
Thanks to all of the poets, the cover artists, to Christina Nguyen for her fine proofreading eye, and to Ray French for his technical abilities in helping me get the issue online.
Today in the States we are celebrating July 4th–hot dogs and burgers, water sports and fireworks. Prune Juice may not be the ultimate party beverage, but it is bound to add a little sis, boom, bang to your day. So, whether here in the US, or abroad, sit back, take a load off and enjoy the latest issue of Prune Juice.
Before submitting to Prune Juice, please be sure to read the submission guidelines carefully. Also, read a few past issues to see what types of things we publish. I have included links and instructional information in my editor’s notes to educate on what constitutes a senryu and what elements I look for.
I can always tell when a submitter has taken the time to do these things, and it makes a big difference on whether or not your work will be published.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s been a long, cold, (but hopefully not lonely) winter. If it’s sunny where you are, take your lap top, go find a tree, and enjoy the latest issue of Prune Juice! If it’s a gloomy, gray day, stay inside — you’re sure to find something in this issue to make your day a little bit brighter!