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(Made a few changes to the welcome letter -- submission limit, explanation of what's accepted, information about another folder.)

Welcome to #NaHaiWriMo, a group created to collect together haiku written during NaHaiWriMo (or HaikuWriMo if you prefer).

I'm your host, dawni, and I'm very new to this whole running a group thing - so if you're interested in helping out, please do give me a shout - I'll accept any type of help at all, from on-going admin positions to suggestions on what to include on the main group page (and how to do it :p).

We're obviously a new group, created in 2013, but to my understanding, NaHaiWriMo has been around for a few good years now. This group, while primarily focused on haiku, will also accept other Eastern poetry forms if you are taking part in NaHaiWriMo but fcocusing on a different Eastern form. Haiku submissions can be either following the old "5-7-5" style, or the newer "No 5-7-5". If you are doing several different forms, it IS acceptable to include more than one haiku in the same deviation, but please don't submit them only once.

Submissions to the "February 2013 - Haiku" gallery are open, but I do ask that you please only submit haiku to this folder. I have also created a "February 2013 - Eastern" folder for other Eastern poetry that people might choose to create this month.

Feel free to submit each day - or multiple times in a day if you get behind, but try to limit it to a single deviation per date so that other writers also get some exposure. Each folder has an 8-per-week deviation limit, to enable you to catch up a little if you fall behind.

The "Featured" gallery folder will, once we start getting off the ground, hold one haiku from each day - with an eye to include at least one haiku from each member while we're small, then probably moving into a random haiku if the group gets pretty large. These will be added by admins, so please make sure you're submitting to the appropriate "February 2013" folders.

Thanks very much for joining, and again, welcome! :)

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