Entries open – 18th HIA Haiku Contest

Entries are welcomed for the Haiku International Association’s 18th Haiku Contest. Entry is free. Up to four (4) haiku may be offered. The deadline is 26 September, 2016 (with results to be announced on 4 December, 2016). Further information – including an online entry form – is available through this link: www.haiku-hia.com/contest_en/form.html

tinywords submissions close August 31

Submissions for tinywords will close on August 31 (with contributions needing to be received in the United States by 6.00 p.m. Pacific time on that date). Preferably unpublished, up to five haiku, tanka or other small poems can be offered. Using the form supplied online, interested poets will need to have created their own account in order to submit, if they do not have one already. Further details can be accessed through: http://tinywords.com/submit/ – enquiries can be made through: editors@tinywords.com.

Entries open Katikati Haiku Contest (NZ)

Entries are welcome for the Katikati Haiku Contest. Submissions must be sent in hard copy, by post, to arrive in hand by October 31. Entries of three (3) haiku cost $5USD each. Poets need to mail two (2) copies of each entry, with only one copy including the entrant’s name and contact details. Address: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, New Zealand. Payment may be made via PayPal. For full details, please access this website: https://breathhaiku.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/kaitkait-haiku-contest-2/
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Submissions open for Windfall #5

An anthology of haiku by Australian haiku poets, Windfall is edited by Beverley George and published annually by Peter Macrow’s Blue Giraffe Press. The annual submission window is July only. Please send up to six haiku, on themes relevant to Australia, to beverleygeorge@idx.com.au. Please also include a statement to the effect that your haiku are original, unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

Submission Guidelines here

Australians featuring in “re: Virals” once again

A regular weekly winner of the “re” Virals” feature on The Haiku Foundation website, Jo McInerney has been successful once more.

Following her response to a haiku by Gary Hotham (‘evening loon call’), Jo has chosen a poem by a fellow Australian haiku poet – Ron C. Moss – for discussion in this week’s upcoming posting of “re: Virals”:

on wet sand
the crab’s skeleton
reaches out to sea

– from ‘Last visit’ (2002)

With further details provided below, readers are encouraged to respond, with guidelines to be found at this link:


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Pumpkin Festival Contest

Limit: 3 haiku – while the theme for this competition is “pumpkins”, no explicit mention of pumpkins needs to be made in the haiku entered.
Closing date: July 31.
Entry fee: free.
Email entries to Djurda Rozic at dvrozic@gmail.com – entrants must include the word “pumpkins” in the subject line.
Poets from the region of the former Yugoslavia are welcome to submit their haiku in their language; their work will be translated into English and judged in the international section.
With results to be published in Iris haiku journal, this competition is organised by the tourist board of the town of Ivanić Grad in Croatia and the Three Rivers Haiku Association.

Basho Festival Haiku Contest

Limit for number of entries: 10 haiku.

Entry by email: eigo@basho-bp.jp

Closing: July 31.

Fee: entry is free.

Winning haiku will be published in book form – with results to be announced on October 12, so as to mark the anniversary of Basho’s death – but copyright will remain with the competition’s sponsors.

Judge: Koko Kato.

Full guidelines can be accessed through this link:


World Haiku Competition

Entries close: July 20.
Guidelines: haiku must be previously unpublished, and not submitted or entered elsewhere.
You must type the “World” in the subject-line of your submission email.
Enter by email only: lpezinesubmissions@gmail.com
Winning haiku (including honourable mentions) will be posted on the Lyrical Passion website.
Entry fee: $US3 per haiku or $US10 for 5 haiku, with other options (see the website for full details about making payment).
Grand prize – $200 (USD) & certificate; 2nd prize – $70; 3rd prize – $30.
Full entry details can be accessed through this link: