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 The editors invite your previously unpublished haiku and senryu on any topic that stirs your imagination and that is likely to stir the imaginations of our readers.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

Echidna SH
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The editors are looking for contemporary haiku, published or unpublished, which are Buddha-themed, haiku which may or may not mention the Buddha specifically, but which are infused with the spirit of Buddhism, Zen Buddhism or any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

The Haiku Hecameron

An invitation from Scott Mason

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
for
The Haiku Hecameron

What

The Haiku Hecameron will be a volume featuring the haiku-related work of 100 haiku poets worldwide with each piece created in the spirit of gratitude for something that remains right (possibly even wondrous) in the world of the poet’s present-day experience.
A submission consists of up to a total of three of the following, in any combination:
–          haiku
–          haiku sequence (up to 100 words including title)
–          – haibun (up to 100 words including title)
–          haiga (minimum resolution 300 dpi)
One submission, as defined above, per person. Work must be the author’s own and not previously published (in print or online) or under consideration anywhere else (e.g., for publication or a contest).

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Preliminary Announcement: Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2020

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Autumn Equinox Haiku String.

We will be holding the String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox, which occurs in Australia this year on Friday 20th March, 2020. The String will remain open for contributions until Sunday 22nd March to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part. Contributions may be made on the website during these dates (not before).

Haiku String – Instructions

AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Relationships.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the word ‘relationship’.

The haiku will be linked by the subject of Relationships. It is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.
  3. Each poem posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Autumn Equinox String 2020 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website.

Call out for Haiku on Postcards

The Polish haiku poet, Krzysztof Kokot, has begun an initiative to collect picture postcards from all over the world, on which (on the reverse side), the sender/author will post their haiku with a view to creating an exhibition of the postcards.

Send one postcard with a view of your city/region with the haiku on the back. The haiku should not be connected with the view on the postcard, but should reflect your homeland.

Write the haiku by hand. No envelopes please.

Contact Krzysztof Kokot for more information at: kwkokot@poczta.onet.pl