Submissions for Mariposa:



Mariposa is the semi-annual journal of the members of HPNC.  Cherie Hunter Day is our new editor.  Only work by current HPNC members can be considered for publication. 


The in-hand deadline for submission to Mariposa is March 1 (for Spring-Summer issue) and September 1 (for Autumn-Winter issue).  Postal submissions must include an SASE or email address for acceptance decisions.  We encourage email submissions.  Only work by current members of HPNC can be considered.  All work must be the author's original work, not previously published or currently under consideration at another journal or contest.   Work that has already appeared on web-based journals, personal websites and blogs, as well as social web media sites, is considered published.  Previously published work such as haiku or tanka appearing on writing prompt group sites on Facebook or Twitter will be considered for inclusion, provided that complete accreditation is given with the work when submitted.

Poems from any season will now be accepted for each issue.  Haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, short linked verse, and brief articles (50-400 words) focusing on one aspect of haiku practice are welcome.  Also line and gray-shade artwork suitable for reproduction within our 6” high and 4 ½” wide perimeters is encouraged.  All submissions must be unpublished.  Contest-winning poems, which have not been published in a book or journal, will gladly be considered.  

 Email submissions are encouraged and should now be emailed to mariposaeditor [at] in the body of a single e-mail (no attachments).   Please note: an emailed “receipt of submission” will no longer be sent. Please send postal submissions to: Cherie Hunter Day, 10164 Parkwood Drive, Apt 2, Cupertino, CA 95014.  We look forward to receiving your work!