Link Chain is a zine for haiku(-ish) sequences/linked verse written
by one person i.e. solo sequences/linked verse.
Link Chain is for solo rengay, solo
yotsumono, solo tan renga and such
short 'formal forms' (and you can play around with those, but if you
use one of the “formal forms” please respect their inner
dynamics) but also for sequences of
3-line haiku, 1-line haiku, X-line haiku (as
haiku can be in any mumber of lines to the extend that one word –
or one syllable - can make up a line). It's for sequences of
yotsumono (more yotsumono in a sequence/series), of cherita, of any
of the shorter forms that can make up a sequence. Or any kind of
structure you might think of.
Link Chain will notaccept tanka
sequences, but you can add 5-line verse (gogyohka/gogyoshi) to your
sequences. On the “samples” page there are examples (go figure)
of how a sequence/series mixes a more traditional “3 lines - 2
lines” verse sequence with a gogyohka/gogyoshi (meaning: 5-line
verse; 5-line verse aren't necessarily tanka).
can submit published and unpublished works. The purpose with this
zine is to provide a space for the possibilities in series, sequences
and solo linked verse.