The Awakened One – submission invitation

The editors are looking for contemporary haiku, published or unpublished, which are Buddha-themed, haiku which may or may not mention the Buddha specifically, but which are infused with the spirit of Buddhism, Zen Buddhism or any other school of Buddhism such as Pure Land Buddhism, Celtic Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and so on. The meditative spirit is universal and Buddhist self-effacement and egolessness can be found in other traditions as well, such as Daoist, Christian, Sufi etc. Haiku that are influenced by Buddhist-like teachings and practices will also be considered. Maximum of 6 haiku to be submitted to the editors before Buddha’s birthday, May 8th and a brief biography, not more than 200 words. English translations required of haiku submitted in languages other than English. Please kindly share the Call for Submissions with like-minded haijin.

Book Title & Other Details
The Buddha in Contemporary Haiku: a pocket anthology
edited by Adjei Agyei-Baah
consulting editor Gabriel Rosenstock

One copy of the anthology. Copyright remains with the author. 

Submission guide

Send a maximum of 6 haiku before May 8, 2020, to both and, the email addresses of Adjei Agyei-Baah (editor) and Gabriel Rosenstock (consulting editor) respectively. Also, those who might want to consider postal mail may send to:


Adjei Agyei-Baah
C/o Michael Bosu
7 Rehua Drive
Ngaruawahia 3288
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

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