We are pleased to announce that submissions are once again being considered for MASKS, now for issue 4.
MASKS is a journal that publishes haiku written by poets under the guises of pseudonyms (haigō, in the Japanese haiku tradition)—personae, mirages, alter egos, hallucinations, and/or tricksters.
Like the transformation masks carved by the Kwakwaka’wakw people, where, for example, the raven mask is opened and a human face is revealed (surrounded by two serpents), MASKS is a journal within a journal (R’r).
Send as many poems as you like to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple masks may be used in a single submission, but all submissions must be accompanied by at least one.
For a look at what we’ve done so far, please see:
We’ll be accepting submissions until August 1, 2012, and will respond to them as soon as possible.
Scott Metz & Chris Gordon, editors