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Wednesday, October 15, 2003
no haiku today:
we'll be back next week.
To be more specific: the editor's laptop croaked.
Unfortunately, while I'm usually pretty diligent about backups, I didn't back up the past month or so of tinywords email -- including a lot of correspondence about various haiku submissions. That leaves me without many "autumn" haiku for the coming weeks. Rather than run haiku out of season, I'm just going to put tinywords on hold until I get access to my mail files again. My new boss is helping me get the data off my hard drive, and once we've done that, I'll be able to catch up with my email again -- and put all those submissions into the queue. I expect that will take a couple of days. In the meantime, I'm not checking tinywords email at all. Be patient if you haven't heard from me in awhile.
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Quick facts: tinywords.com was founded in November 2000 by D. F. Tweney to deliver haiku to wireless devices and Internet email addresses. Haiku are short poems of 17 syllables or less, and most tinywords messages are under 100 characters long -- making them ideally suited to delivery on mobile devices.
As of February 2003, tinywords.com has more than 2,000 subscribers in a wide variety of countries, representing every continent on Earth except Antarctica.
Haiku poets published on tinywords.com include rank novices as well as distinguished haiku poets and translators. "We welcome fine haiku of all kinds, regardless of whether it's your first haiku or your ten thousandth," says Tweney.
For more background info on tinywords, see our page about haiku. Find out about tinywords.com's purpose by reading our business plan. And don't miss our archive of haiku published on tinywords.com, including a handy search engine.
Read our press releases:
tinywords.com contest results. The winners of our first-ever National Poetry Month Contest (14 May 2001)
tinywords.com surpasses 1,000 subscribers. The shortest press release you will ever read. (10 May 2001)
Want to know more? Looking for a press contact or a good quote? Send email to publisher d. f. tweney, dft at tinywords dot com!
Coverage of tinywords.com:
jessamyn west's weblog for librarians pointed out some of tinywords' recent library haiku on 10/4 and 10/5/2001.
San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal (9/24/2001)
memepool mentioned tinywords on 09/07/2001
GnomeFAVORITE award from Chris Pirillo's newsletter, Lockergnome. "Nothing like a little ancient culture to start off your day right, right? Hold me closer, tiny words," writes Pirillo. (24 April 2001)
Haiku casts big Net: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (31 March 2001).
The Vancouver Sun names tinywords.com a Hot Site. "'Fresh haiku delivered daily' is the promise here and that's exactly what you get." (22 March 2001).
Netsurfer Digest recommends tinywords.com. (6 March 2001).