Contests, Publications & Groups

Here you’ll find details of haiku competitions you can enter, publications you can submit to around the world, and groups you may join or reach out to when travelling.

Competitions (see below)

Publications to submit to  – haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, haiga (click on the link)

Groups – contact details for haiku groups both within New Zealand and around the world (click on the link).

Learning to Write Haiku : NZPS member Katherine Raine has compiled a brilliant 47-page booklet for those teaching and wanting to teach haiku (includes lesson plans and commentary on exemplar haiku). Click on the link to download a free pdf.

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Competitions

Please remember to check all details – we do our best to ensure accuracy but the final responsibility is yours.

Ito En Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest
Cash prizes (in yen), green tea products and inclusion in an anthology. Winning haiku will appear on Oi Ocha product packaging; results announced in July. Entrants are encouraged to “express themselves freely”. Limit of 6 haiku. Judges for the English section are Adrian Pinnington and Tsunehiko Hoshino.
Closes: February 28.
Cost: Free.
For full details see the website.

HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Competition
Cash prizes totalling up to $US150, publication in Frogpond and on the HSA website. Any particular author may appear in no more than three different renku entered.
Closes: In hand February 28.
Cost: For up to 3 renku – $US5 for HSA members / $US7 for non-members. Payment may be made online.
Full details from the website, including past winners.

Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest
Limit 1 haiku in the short-long-short pattern (no syllable count required). Results announced April 1. Judges are Corneliu Traian Atanasiu, Dan Doman and Cezar Florin Ciobîcă.
Open: February 1-28.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Vladimir Devide Haiku Award
Limit 1 haiku. The winners, who receive book prizes, will be announced at the Asian Conference on Literature in Kobe from March 30-April 2 and posted on the website. The contest also includes a section on the theme of ‘history, story, narrative’ judged by Susan Burch. Read more here. All haiku entered, whether on the theme or not, will be judged for the main prize.
Closes: March 1.
Cost: Free.
Full details, including past winners, from the website.

Wild Plum Haiku Contest
Limit 1 haiku, one-liners welcome. Judge is Maria Tomczak; winners posted to the website by the end of May.
Closes: March 1.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Snapshot Press Book Awards
Collections of 60-100 haiku, tanka, short poems or haibun (or any combination of these). Results announced April 30.
Closes: March 1.
Cost: £18 or $US30, may be paid via the website.
Full details from the website.

Lotos Magazine International Haiku Contest
Limit 5 haiku. The contest returns after a lengthy absence.
Closes: March 10.
Cost: Free.
For full details see this website.

Robert Spiess Memorial Award
Cash prizes totalling $US175 and copies of Bob’s books. Limit of 5 haiku on a theme set by one Bob’s “speculations”.  Winning entries will be published in the (northern) summer issue of Modern Haiku and posted on the website by July 1.
Closes: In hand March 13 (email entries now accepted, pay online).
Cost: $US1/haiku.
Full details from the website.

Apokalipsa Haiku Contest
Limit 6 haiku – free-form or 5-7-5. Submissions must in Slovenian or English, the original work of the author, unpublished and not entered for any other competition, and remain unpublished until the results are declared in September.
Closes: March 15.
Cost: Free.
Submit: By email with the subject line: ’19th Haiku Contest’. Send your entry in the body of the e-mail, no attachments, including your name, address and phone number.
Or, with the same personal information, post to Kud Apokalipsa, Ulica Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jane Reichhold International Prize
Cash prizes totalling $US175 for the Jane Reichhold International Prize. Limit 3 haiku. The award will be presented at the April 30 ukiaHaiku Festival and winners published in a festival booklet.
Closes: In hand March 17.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Haiku Magazine Contest
Limit of 6 haiku, 5-7-5 format. Results will be published in the (northern) spring/summer issue of Haiku magazine and winners and selected others in an anthology.
Closes: March 31.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

White Stork Haiku Contest
Limit one 3-line haiku (unpublished, not submitted elsewhere). Winner will receive a plaque and all prizewinners will receive the White Stork collection. Results will be posted to the Three Rivers Haiku Association website in May and a prizegiving held on August 24, White Stork Day in Croatia.
Closes: March 31.
Cost: Free.
Email entries to Đurđa Vukelić Rožić, putting your haiku, name and address in the body of the email.

Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Haiku/Senryu Awards
Limit 10 haiku. Winning poems will be published in cattails.
Closes: April 15.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.