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

Penumbra Haiku Contest
Cash prizes totalling $US105 and publication of the top haiku in the Seven Hills Review. Winners notified by December. All entries and payment must be made through the website.
Closes: August 31.
Cost: $US6/haiku (discount for members of the Tallahassee Writers Association).
Full details from the website (scroll down).

Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest
Limit of 2 haiku in the international section. Books, etc as prizes. Please note the copyright restrictions. Winners announced in February. Toru Haga is the judge for the international section.
Closes:  September 3.
Cost: Free.
Full details from the website.

Kusamakura Haiku Competition
Limit 2 haiku. First prize receives ¥50,000. Other prizes of ¥5000 each, plus one winner will receive a ‘commemorative gift’. Winners informed by mail at the beginning of November with an awards ceremony on November 18. A magazine containing winning entries will be sent to winners at the end of February 2018; winning poems will also appear on the website. Judges are Alan Rosen, Eiichi Chishima and Morio Nishikawa.
Closes: September 11.
Cost: Free.
For full details see the website.

Francine Porad Haiku Award
Cash prizes totalling $US175 and published on the Haiku Northwest website. Winners will be announced at the annual Seabeck Getaway, October 26-29. Judge is Terry Ann Carter.
Closes: September 20 (postmarked).
Cost:  $US1/poem.
Full details from the website.

Haiku International Association Contest
Limit 2 haiku. Winners announced December 1. The results will appear in the HI journal and on the HIA website. Judges are Tōru Kiuchi and Tosh Kimura.
Closes: September 22.
Cost: Free.
For full details see the website.

San Francisco International Competition
Haiku, senryu and tanka. Cash prizes totalling $US175 in the haiku contest; $US100 in the other categories. Results announced in January and winning poems published in the Haiku Poets of Northern California journal, Mariposa.
Closes: In hand October 31.
Cost: $US1/poem.
Full details from the website.