2019 is a year of the pig in the Chinese Zodiac. To put pigs in the spotlight, bicadeideias will be publishing a pig haiku anthology in October 2019. The aim is to make it suitable for children and adults alike. It will include artwork. Proceeds will go to charity.

In June I will be accepting submissions for the pig anthology. Please submit a maximum of 3 poems (haiku or senryu) Two can be previously published and one should be unpublished. Kindly provide credits. The word pig doesn’t need to be included but it should have something to do with pigs or pork or boar. I would love to read poems with seasonal references, but it´s not a requirement. Poems should be suitable for children. Send your submission to [email protected]. Please include your name and “Hog Wild” in the subject line. No attachments.

Write your poems in the body of the email and include your name, email address, and city and country of residence. You should all receive a confirmation email. If your work is selected, you will receive a second email at the end of July. Unfortunately, as this will be a small anthology inclusion is not guaranteed. The publisher will retain the right to publish and republish the anthology in print, ebook, and PDF formats. All poems remain the property of the contributors.

Preorder and receive a 10% discount! Contributors will receive one free copy but are encouraged to make a donation towards postage at least. Proceeds will go to Farms Not Factories in the UK—a non-profit organization campaigning to support the “Food Sovereignty” Donations are welcome.

Standard postage

€4,10 USA and the rest of the world

€2,70 Europe

You can pay and/or donate using PayPal.

€10 euro including standard postage.

€15 euro including registered postage.

€5 euro Portugal only!

Please add your name, postal address, and HOG WILD in the payment note.

Bicadeideias is a tiny publisher situated in Portugal. Last year it published Barking Mad Haiku to celebrate the Year of the Dog. All printed copies were sold within a few months and proceeds plus donations went to street dog charities in Faro, Portugal. This year it’s Pig’s turn!