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A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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Renku News – Guest Editor for AHG 5.2, Kala Ramesh

Due to unforeseen circumstances, William Sorlien is not available to receive renku submissions for AHG 5.2, the March 2016 issue. Kala Ramesh has kindly agreed to be our Guest Renku Editor for this forthcoming issue. Send your renku submissions to this address: haikugourds@gmail.com with ‘Renku Submission’ in the title bar. I will forward all renku submissions to Kala. If you have already sent a renku submission to William Sorlien for the March issue, please send it again to the haikugourds email address above. Please note that all renku submissions for the March 2015 issue must be received by the deadline of December 15th, 2015 to be eligible for selection.

Haiga News – New Haiga Editor, Sandi Pray

With this issue we say farewell to Aubrie Cox and welcome to Sandi Pray, our new Haiga Editor. Aubrie has been haiga editor for A Hundred Gourds from our sixth issue in March 2013 to this, our current and seventeenth issue in December 2015. The AHG team wishes Aubrie all the best in her future endeavours.

Aubrie writes: “I want to thank you for your submissions over the last three years. It's been a privilege and I've learned so much about haiga and myself in reviewing your work. I'm stepping down from the haiga editor position a much more competent and articulate artist, writer and editor. It was not an easy decision to leave, but it's time for me to move on to other things.”

We are very fortunate to have Sandi, who is an accomplished haiga artist and has previously been a media teacher, on the AHG team ​ as Haiga Editor​. Please see our Editors’ Page for Sandi’s bio and our submissions page for Sandi’s guidelines for haiga submissions for the March 2016 issue of A Hundred Gourds onwards. The AHG email address to send your haiga submissions to remains the same as it always has been. The deadline for the March 2016 issue of A Hundred Gourds is December 15th, 2015.

— Lorin Ford, Managing Editor