A N N O U N C E M E N T S


18 October 2017

I am more than sad to have to announce that due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Larry Kimmel will be stepping down as co-editor, and that the sixth edition of the cherita [#6, November 2017] will be the last edition to be edited by him. Larry and I have been kindred spirits, extremely close friends and writing partners for over twenty years and his departure will be of a great emotional loss to me. He tells me that his future plans will involve doing nothing but contemplating his navel and becoming a lotus eater. How could I possibly stand in his way of such enviable hedonistic ambitions? I wish him well. He will be sorely missed. Larry will always be cherita’s godfather and guardian angel and he has promised me that he will continue to keep a loving eye on both the cherita and myself. Bless him.

 

With Larry stepping down as co-editor, this means I will be taking on the cherita as its main and sole editor. Please will you therefore send all new submissions for the cherita to me for the foreseeable future. If you have already submitted cherita to Larry, please will you re-submit them to me for my consideration. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read the revised submission guidelines on our website.

ai li

 


9 October 2017

Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #6, November 2017 [Deadline 31 October 2017], the sixth edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

GENTLE REMINDER

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editors will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

Thanks.

 

1 October 2017

let it rain and when i can’t sleep, the fifth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li has emerged with two volumes of 156 cherita from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Greece, Singapore, India, Romania, New Zealand, West Africa and Sri Lanka in the first volume and from UK, USA, Australia, India, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and Japan in the second.

We also have three way and two way fine collaborative cherita written by three and two poets for you to enjoy, and hopefully be inspired by.

Thank you again for your overwhelming support and for all your strong and wonderful cherita which have made these two volumes possible.

the editors
the cherita

 

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GENTLE REMINDER

Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems or artwork for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editors will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.

 

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Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #6, November 2017 [Deadline 31 October 2017], the sixth edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions.html

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.

 

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THE LAUNCH OF THREE NEW BOOKS BY ai li
on 18 September 2017

 

ai li has just launched three new books on Amazon’s Kindle Page.

 

i left long ago is the title of her very first Cherita book which features 90 virgin Cherita with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

the taste of shadow


wind and rain
is the title of her first exclusively Tanka book which features 90 virgin Tanka with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

the taste of shadow

 

and

 

the magic of snow  is the title of her first exclusively Haiku book which features 90 virgin Haiku with a one poem to a page format

click on the image to buy

the taste of shadow

 

If any of the above three books strike a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to ai li.

Thanks,

ai li

 

22 September 2017

The fifth edition of the cherita will be launching in early October. Do look our for it.

You have 8 days left for your submissions to ai li, for the 30 September deadline.

 

13 September 2017

Gentle Reminder

Only 17 days left to go before the 30 September deadline for all your cherita submissions for the fifth edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in October 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

7 September 2017

ai li has started reading submissions for #5, the fifth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal scheduled for October 2017 [Deadline : 30 September 2017]

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com
Include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our full submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks,

the editors
the cherita

 

1 September 2017

be amazed : a multi-themed braiding of joy, angst, reflection, love, loss and the utter amazement at mankind’s long continuum of storytelling is what to expect of this fourth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal, edited by Larry Kimmel, now available to read on our Flipbook page.

Eight-six poems, by thirty-eight poets from the USA, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Phillippines, India and Ghana are brought together here in one united voice for your enjoyment.

Again, we wish thank all the poets and others who have helped make this edition possible.

the editors
the cherita

 

23 August 2017

With a bit of luck, the fourth edition of the cherita, edited by Larry Kimmel, should be launching in the first week of September.

 

17 August 2017

14 days left to go before the 31 August deadline for all your cherita submissions for the fourth edition of the cherita, edited by Larry Kimmel, launching in September 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

 

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

7 August 2017

Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #4, September 2017 [Deadline 31 August 2017], the fourth edition of the cherita.

Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry Kimmel at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Thanks.



1 August 2017

The third edition of the cherita, your storybook journal, edited by ai li has launched with not one but two volumes– find me and where the river bends.

You will find these two volumes of 154 Cherita on our flipbook page.

Also featured within one of the volumes is what I believe to be the very first collaborative cherita written with three writers Terri L. French, Paula Moore and Carla Sims as per the original guidelines which encourages one to three writing partners for the genre.

My grateful thanks to everyone who sent in such fine cherita which made the selection extra challenging.

 

19 July 2017

Only 12 days left to go before the 31 July deadline for all your cherita submissions for the third edition of the cherita, edited by ai li, launching in August 2017.

Our full submission guidelines and all other relevant information can be found on our website :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

In the subject line enter in all capital letters ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’ followed by your full name. Please include your city, state, and country, full name, and email address, in the body of the email and make no attachments, or the editors will not read your work, and your work will be returned.

Please be aware that we will disqualify all previously unpublished submissions which are under consideration elsewhere, or entered into competitions.

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page.

 

5 July 2017

ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

1 July 2017

The second edition of the cherita no sat-nav … no map … no regrets, edited by Larry Kimmel has launched. You will find 76 poems from poets from USA, Australia, Ireland, England, Canada and Ghana.

You can read this edition on our Flipbook page.

Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.

 


30 June 2017

ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. 

Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

22 June 2017

Happy Birthday to the Cherita
20 June 1997 – 20 June 2017

Twenty years old today
and we are so proud of you.

 ai li and Larry Kimmel

 

19 June 2017

A gentle reminder that you have 11 days left [Deadline 30 June 2017] for sending in your final submissions to Larry Kimmel for #2, July 2017, the second edition of the cherita at  larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please also be aware that ai li has started to read submissions for #3, August 2017 [Deadline 31 July 2017], the third edition of the cherita. Please therefore send all your submissions to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

15 June 2017

The inaugural edition of the cherita, your storybook journaltelling a story has now launched in time for the 20th Anniversary of the cherita. You will find this bumper issue on our flipbook page.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

UPDATE

Larry and I are humbled by all your warm and more than generous compliments about the inaugural edition.

We love your infectious enthusiasm but please can you refrain from sharing any of your published cherita from this edition on social media or anywhere else for 90 days [please see our submission guidelines] as it does spoil the reading experience of someone experiencing the journal for the first time. 

the cherita as you know tells a story and there are 76 stories within, each with its own tale to tell and keeping these stories fresh for a virgin reader amounts to common courtesy. Thanks.

 

1 June 2017

Larry Kimmel is now reading submissions for number two 2017 of the cherita, with a deadline of 30 June 2017. Number Two is scheduled for July 2017.

 

Please send all submissions to Larry at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

 

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

 

24 May 2017

Sheila Windsor has very kindly sent this moving cherita of hers below after the terrible suicide terror attack in Manchester on Monday 22 May 2017.

 

rewind time

pause, age eight,
just long enough

to craft for her
a daisy chain, to loop
around Quan Yin’s neck

 

For Saffie Rose Roussos and all innocent victims (Manchester, May 22, 2017)

   

17 May 2017

A gentle reminder that you have 14 days left [Deadline 31 May 2017] for sending in your final submissions to ai li for #1 June 2017, the inaugural edition of the cherita at : 
aili@thecherita.com

Please also be aware that Larry Kimmel has started to read submissions for #2 July 2017 [Deadline 30 June 2017], the second edition of the cherita. Please therefore send all your submissions to Larry at larrykimmel@thecherita.com

Please submit to only one editor at a time to avoid any confusion, and please refer to our submission guidelines on our submissions page at :

http://www.thecherita.com/submissions/

Thanks.

 

13 May 2017

Our current website will be refreshed in time for the launch of edition one of the cherita. Please look out for edition one.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors and well-wishers for their kind support and warm wishes which spurred us on to ensure that the inaugural edition will make all of you proud to be associated with the cherita short form and the cherita.

 

12 May 2017

It is with sadness that we are announcing the departure of Michael H Lester, our Art Director, from the cherita.

We would like to wish him the very best for his new poetic journey and we would also like to thank him for everything he has helped us with, but more importantly, for his deep appreciation of the cherita form which resulted in the three of us coming together albeit for the briefest of interludes.

With Michael’s departure, we are sorry to have to inform you that the cherita will now no longer be accepting artwork submissions of any kind.

If you have submitted artwork to our outgoing art director prior to his departure, rest assured that Larry Kimmel, one of our two editors, will be responding to your submissions shortly.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

As of now, please do not therefore submit any more artwork to the cherita.

Thank you.

 

 
29 March 2017

Atlas Poetica 27 has arrived with a tsunami of nearly 400 Cherita in print from writers and poets from all over the world. It is now available on Amazon.com and on Amazon.co.uk in book form and as an e-book :

Atlas Poetica
25 Cherita
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

 

27 February 2017

the cherita, your storybook journal

 

We are proud to announce the upcoming publication of the inaugural issue #1 June 2017 of the cherita, your storybook journal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of ai li’s wonderful creation – a gift to poets everywhere to enhance their storytelling skills.

 

 

The Initial Call for Submissions
for the First Edition June 2017

the cherita
your storybook journal

The best cherita submitted and selected for publication will feature in its inaugural online issue scheduled to debut June 2017 and celebrating the 20th anniversary of ai li’s wonderful creation.
Please read the full submission guidelines on our submissions page at http://www.thecherita.com/submissions

Please submit your cherita for consideration to ai li at aili@thecherita.com

Submission Guidelines for the cherita

All submissions must be your original work.
The editors will consider previously published works with appropriate acknowledgments and credits.
All submissions must adhere to the cherita form – three stanzas of one line, two, lines, and three lines that tell a story.
Deadline for inclusion in the June 2017 edition is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
You may submit up to thirty (30) cherita per person for each edition.
Please include your name, email address, city, state, and country in the body of the email.
Your subject line should read ‘SUBMISSION – [your full name]’.
Submissions will be considered by the editors who will notify submitters of selected cherita.
Subject to limited re-publication rights, all rights revert to the author upon publication in the online and print journal (see our full submission guidelines).
You must be at least 18 years old to submit.

 

Further Notes

For inspiration, please read 25 cherita, edited and introduced by ai li, which is a current and diverse collection of 25 cherita on Atlas Poetica’s website at:

http://atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=1654

and Atlas Poetica 27 which is a focus edition on the cherita, with nearly 400 cherita featured [same website as above].

Please also read cherita by Larry Kimmel, Sheila Windsor, ai li and other cherita poets on their respective websites, Twitter and in Atlas Poetica.

 

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