In each of our past issues we have published at least 4 haiku, which were always accompanied with relevant pictures (this combination of pictures and short poems can also be called haiga). For winter 2014 issue, we wish to publish more, on the condition that we receive enough good haiku. The top 4 will be published as haigas, while the rest depending on their numbers will appear on one or more decorated pages similar to the one you see below.
(continue reading for how to submit yours)
We are going to resume the publishing of Derafsh-e Mehr in this fall. This would be our third issue to publish. The same as before, everyone can send his/her works to us to be published. We will start receiving your works beginning from Aban 1st to Aban 15th (October 23rd – November 6th). We have given all the necessary information about the content of your works and how to send them in Regulation page on our weblog; please read that page carefully even if you have read it once before because we have changed, removed, and expanded some parts of it. The most important change in our rules is that now you can send up to 3 works instead of 2, but we will choose which ones to publish; we may choose 1, 2, or all of your 3 works, which means you can be sure that at least 1 of your works will be published in the next issue. If any part the regulations was unclear to you, feel free to contact us.
Because of the 88th anniversary of Ahmad Shamlou _the great Iranian poet, writer, journalist_ on December 12th,we have decided to dedicate a significant part of the fall issue to this great man of letters. Therefore, if you have any works which have some relevance to Ahmad Shamlou, we would be pleased to publish them in this issue.
By the way, we are planning to form an editorial team; so, if you are interested in writing and journalism, and you wish to join Derafsh-e Mehr management team, do not hesitate to contact us. Journalism is a lot of fun, but a difficult job too, so please consider all the aspects of it when you are making your decision.
After the success of the first issue of Derafsh-e Mehr in spring of 2013, we are going to publish the second issue in this summer. Everyone who enjoys writing in English is invited to participate!
You can send your works to our email address (Derafsh.e.Mehr@gmail.com) from Tir 1st to Mordad 1st (June 22nd – July 22nd). No works sent after the dead-line will be published in the summer issue, and the works that are received sooner will be given priority. So, please do not wait until the last days to send your works. Although exceptions may be made for those who are working on projects that need more time, on the condition that they consult us beforehand.
To know about the regulations of Derafsh-e Mehr, the range, and the qualities of the works that can be submitted, and all other things you must know before sending your works, it is VERY EXTREMLY IMPORTANT to first read the “Regulations” page at: derafshemehr.wordpress.com/regulations/ or on our Facebook page/group.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, or regulations and how to send your works, or anything else in general, please feel free to comment under the related posts. You can also contact us via other different ways presented on “Contact Us” page at: derafshemehr.wordpress.com/contact-us/
Derafsh-e Mehr issue #2 is going to be printed by the end of this summer, and it is going to be available to purchase from then on.
P.S: We have very interesting plans for this new issue; more news will be published later on. Keep coming back!