The Asahi Haikuist Network is very helpful for people starting out. David McMurray edits the haiku. In the last 2 years a 3/5/3 style is being championed as the ideal along with capitalizing the first letter. I would like to see more styles included rather than a uniform style, but personally I was given my first chance of publication in this column and David has published many of mine and many of my student's work. I often recommend the Mainichi and the Asahi to others.

High quality but limited content.

B -- a bit generous, perhaps.

Their response to my submission was a request to consider some one else's poems.

The editor misplaced my submission; five years later my haiku appeared -- I believe I again submitted an entry but never received an acknowledgment. I'll not send work again.

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