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About CHO

Contemporary Haibun Online is a quarterly journal published in January, April, July and October.

The Journal was founded in 2005 by Jim Kacian and Ray Rasmussen, and was edited from 2005 through 2013 by Jim Kacian, Ken Jones and Bruce Ross, and in 2014-5 by Lynne Rees and Bob Lucky. The present editor is Bob Lucky with Ray Rasmussen serving as technical editor and occasional contributor. Editoral staff biographies are found on the Editorial Staff page.

The current banner and designs are by Tony Crosse whose website is http://www.tonycrosse.com. Ray Rasmussen created the present and earlier website designs.


  1. to publish high-quality writing by practitioners of modern English-language haibun
  2. to encourage the practice of haibun composition by providing a respected publication venue with well-known practitioners as editors
  3. to provide reference materials, examples, and lessons in haibun and haiku composition
  4. to create an archive of articles and interviews of practitioners on the subject of haibun

How Things Work at CHO:

Bob Lucky's Haibun Composition Guidelines

Our Haibun Submission Periods and Guidelines

What to Do about Problems:

Submissions and requests for information about the status of a submission or its content should be addressed to Bob Lucky.

Technical or typographical problems should be reported to Ray Rasmussen.



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