Pure Haiku is OPEN to traditional haiku on the theme of UNFURLING (see below) until 28th February 2021 at midnight, UK time!
So, you’ve found Pure Haiku, a site that publishes classical haiku.
But, how does it work?
As of 2021 and into the future, I will be running either one or two themes each year.
The submission periods from now on will last a maximum of 28 days, usually from the 1st – 28th of the selected month.
A post will appear on the 1st of the submission month announcing the new theme, and the same details will also be made available on the SUBMIT page.
During the submission month people can submit up to a maximum of 5 haiku on the current theme by email.
At the end of the submission period a post will appear on this site announcing that submissions are now closed and the same message will appear on the SUBMIT page.
I then have 2 months to read through all the haiku submitted and to choose which ones I want to appear on Pure Haiku.
If two or more writers are short-listed for the Featured Haiku Writer slot, I will usually ask the artist who produced the image for the theme to choose the Featured Haiku Writer.
Once that’s all confirmed, I then start scheduling haiku to appear every other day over a period of 3 months. Once everything’s scheduled, I contact everyone who has submitted their haiku for the theme and let them know that either their haiku has been accepted and when their haiku will appear, or let them know their haiku have been rejected and encourage them to submit again when the next theme is announced.
For instance, the current theme is UNFURLING and the deadline is 28th February. I will choose selected haiku in March and schedule the posts in April to appear between 1st May and 31st July. All contributors will be notified by 30th April whether or not they’ve been successful.
This is a free site and I don’t earn any money from it, so I can’t pay haiku writers anything. However, I do know from personal experience how valuable free exposure is to writers, and this is my way of offering something back to the writing community.