Closed to Submissions!

20 January, 2018
Please note that Pure Haiku is now CLOSED to submissions.
A huge thank you to all those who submitted their haiku. Everyone who submitted haiku on the theme of OCEAN will be contacted by 11th February 2018 with the results. The selected haiku will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.
Pure Haiku will re-open to submissions in April 2018, when a new theme will be posted.
© Freya Pickard 2018
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Last chance to submit your Ocean themed haiku …

19 January, 2018

Today’s the last day for submitting your haiku! And to increase your chances of getting your haiku through to the final selection round, here’s a few pointers!

I receive so many haiku whenever Pure Haiku is open to submissions that I am unfortunately no longer able to comment individually on each poem. Here is a list of the most common reasons why a haiku is rejected: –

1 – the haiku was not constructed with the correct number of syllables.

2 – the use of the English language is awkward, forcing the words to fit into the 17 syllable structure.

3 – each line is not an entire line in its own right.

4 – the haiku does not conjure up a vivid or original image.

5 – the haiku does not fit in with the advertised theme.

6 – the haiku was not in plain text in the body of the email, thus I was unable to cut and paste it with ease.

7 – you sent links to your haiku instead of pasting the haiku into the body of your email.

Pure Haiku is still OPEN to Submissions and the THEME is OCEAN. But the DEADLINE for submissions is TONIGHT at midnight.

But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Ocean/s or Sea/s in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of Ocean.

Explore the Ocean from its darkest depths to its farthest sandy shores. Wherever and whatever the Ocean touches is suitable matter for your haiku. Paint me vivid pictures of what sails on the Ocean, what swims and lives in it, what land it touches, its legends and myths…

This time I am restricting the amount of haiku to be published. There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

OCEAN themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.

Please read this link before submitting your haiku – How To Submit.


Ocean themed haiku wanted …

10 January, 2018

I am looking for haiku that capture a single, vivid image in words.

I like snapshots frozen in time, conjuring something visual or audible or tactile that can be conveyed to the reader in just 17 syllables.

I like haiku that use the English language in an interesting way and that include juxtaposition and/or contrasts, looking at objects in a new, refreshing way.

I am looking for haiku that stand alone and say what they need to say by themselves without the need of a picture. I want the words themselves to convey a picture.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, each haiku will be considered individually on its own merits. Please check your haiku contains the correct amount of syllables on each line before you email them to me.

Please note that I do not post photographs as it slows the blog down. I am unlikely to post haiku portraying negative views of politics or religion. Always remember, don’t TELL me, SHOW me!

Pure Haiku is still OPEN to Submissions and the THEME is OCEAN.

But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Ocean/s or Sea/s in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of Ocean.

Explore the Ocean from its darkest depths to its farthest sandy shores. Wherever and whatever the Ocean touches is suitable matter for your haiku. Paint me vivid pictures of what sails on the Ocean, what swims and lives in it, what land it touches, its legends and myths…

This time I am restricting the amount of haiku to be published. There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 19th January 2018 at midnight.

OCEAN themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.

Please read this link before submitting your haiku – How To Submit.


Open to Submissions!

1 January, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is OCEAN.

But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Ocean/s or Sea/s in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of Ocean.

Explore the Ocean from its darkest depths to its farthest sandy shores. Wherever and whatever the Ocean touches is suitable matter for your haiku. Paint me vivid pictures of what sails on the Ocean, what swims and lives in it, what land it touches, its legends and myths…

This time I am restricting the amount of haiku to be published. There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 19th January 2018 at midnight.

OCEAN themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.

How to submit to Purehaiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication on this site, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –
Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)
The full address of your blog or website if you have one
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to visit your blog, don’t you?!

By submitting your haiku you confirm that you are the author of the work and that you give me permission to publish your work at Pure Haiku. The copyright remains with you, the author.

Please send me each haiku with just one or two lines of spacing between each one in the body of your email.

When you have emailed your submission, you should receive an auto reply informing you of the date when I will be in contact with you. If you do not receive an auto reply within 24 hours, please feel free to send a second email enquiring about your original submission.

I can only accept haiku for consideration if they are EMAILED to me at the above mentioned address. Please DO NOT submit haiku via the comments box or via a facebook message or via G+ messaging.

Please do not send attachments. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


The monster vanishes …

15 December, 2017
The last monster vanishes over the hill…

Thank you to everyone who read our Monster haiku and thank you again to everyone who submitted their work.
I hope you enjoyed our monster haiku fest! Pure Haiku will be opening again to submissions on 1st January 2018 when a new theme will be posted here. I look forward to reading your haiku!
Don’t forget that my latest novel, Vintrig’s Throne, contains a haiku at the start of each chapter! Check out the short teaser film about it at YouTube. For now, it’s time to take a break, have a rest and go offline. Have a wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to “meeting” you all again in the New Year!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

12 – 14 – featured haiku writer

14 December, 2017
Rich autumn sun falls
but cannot stay the hunger
of orphaned fox cubs.
© Jane Dougherty 2017

Here is the fourth haiku from our second featured haiku writer! Read more of Jane Dougherty‘s poetry at her blog!

This haiku wouldn’t leave me alone – monsters kill monsters always leaving behind the vulnerable…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 -13 – featured haiku writer

13 December, 2017
In the night garden,
stealthy shadows stalk, steel glints—
moon’s silent warning.
© Jane Dougherty 2017

Here is the third haiku from our second featured haiku writer! Discover more about Jane Dougherty at her blog where she posts reviews & interviews!

I found such vivid imagery in this haiku – ironic as the scene is one of darkness…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

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