Echidna Tracks Submissions

Echidna Tracks Issue 6: Shelter will be accepting submissions throughout the month of October.

For Issue 6 of Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku: Shelter we invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on the theme of ‘shelter’ in all its many forms: protection from danger or weather, refuge, sanctuary, shield, cover, defence, concealment – including the animate, non-animate, human and non-human.

We won’t want a hundred haiku and senryu using the word ‘shelter’ but will give preference to those poems that best give us a sense of shelter by inference and suggestion.

The submission period for Issue 6 will be open throughout October 2020. Please read the guidelines carefully. We look forward to your submissions. Submissions may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout October 2020.

Lynette Arden
Lyn Reeves
Simon Hanson

Haiku Workshops: Michael Dylan Welch

Michael Dylan Welch is running a number of workshops on Zoom that you are invited to attend. The workshops are part of the Perth Poetry Festival.

Click on the links below for further details:

Take a Walk on the haiku Side (ginko) 

Haiku on Steroids 

This is a great opportunity for poets interested in haiku and related forms.

See you there 

Maureen Sexton
Convenor Paperbark Haiku

Windfall: Australian Haiku Submissions

A reminder to Australian haiku poets that submissions to Windfall: Australian Haiku Issue 9 will be open throughout July 2020.  Please send up to six haiku relevant to the experience of urban and rural life in Australia. Observations that celebrate landform, seasons, and our unique flora and fauna, are welcome.

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Echidna Tracks Submission Reminders

Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for Issue 5: Open Theme throughout the month of April. The editors invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on any topic that stirs your imagination and that is likely to stir the imaginations of our readers.

Please read the guidelines carefully.

Submissions may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of April 2020.

Lynette Arden
Lyn Reeves
Simon Hanson

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Photo by Simon Hanson

NZPS Competition Open for Entries

The New Zealand Poetry Society Competition for 2020 is now open for entries!

Our competition is open to all members and non-members, worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount.

There are cash prizes to be won in each category, and all entries are eligible to be published in our anthology. Our annual anthology includes all placed and commended poems, as well as a selection of other favourite poems from the competition.

Poets can enter one of these four sections:
* Open verse for adults (18 years and over)
* Open verse for juniors (17 years or younger)
* Haiku for adults (18 years and over)
* Haiku for juniors (17 years or younger)

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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.

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Echidna Tracks Submissions

Echidna Tracks will be accepting submissions for Issue 5: Open Theme throughout the month of April. The editors invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on any topic that stirs your imagination and that is likely to stir the imaginations of our readers.

Please read the guidelines carefully.

Submissions may be made via the form that will appear on the Submissions page throughout the month of April 2020.

Lynette Arden
Lyn Reeves
Simon Hanson