Voices from the Mill Pond deadline Extended to Oct. 5th.

Deadline Extended to October 5th

Voices from the Mill Pond, Vol. 1, was a huge success in 2019 and a wonderful testament to Vernonia’s talent. Hands on Art and Vernonia’s Voice are eager to share this community’s creative spirit once again.

We’ve received some excellent stories, poems, and photographs but have room for more. To encourage additional submissions, we’ve extended the deadline until October 5th.

We haven’t received any submissions from children and would love to include the work of our younger generation in this volume. And don’t forget, our editorial board will be selecting a cover for the book from the photography submissions.

Submission guidelines are available here

Questions are more than welcome and can be emailed to Diana Peach: dwallacepeach@gmail.com.

Need some inspiration?

How to Write Syllabic Poetry

Haiku is written in three lines with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five in the last: 5/7/5, for a total of seventeen syllables.

Tankas are similar to haiku but have five lines with syllable counts of 5/7/5/7/7.

  • Haiku and tanka do not rhyme.
  • Most haiku are written about nature, the seasons, or an emotional experience while in nature.
  • Most tanka use vivid imagery and appeal to the senses.
  • Neither form requires a title.
  • The use of punctuation is optional.
  • Two or more poems written together are considered a series or sequence.
  • Be creative!

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