Pure Haiku is currently open to submissions of traditional haiku on the theme of UNFURLING until 28th February 2021 at midnight, UK time.
In case you’re new to Pure Haiku or don’t know much about this site, here’s a heads up on what it’s all about!
I originally set up this blog so I had somewhere to publish my traditional haiku. In 2010 I was having my haiku rejected from so many places simply because they were traditional and apparently too difficult to write. Really?
Well, 5000+ followers later, I think I’ve made my point!
This blog is now a way of sharing my own and other peoples’ traditional haiku. This is me giving something back to the writing community. I know how difficult it is when you start to write. So I have made Pure Haiku a haven for those who enjoy writing and reading traditional haiku in the English language.
All the haiku published on this site are structured classically with 5-7-5 syllables per line. Please take this into account if you wish to Submit your own haiku and feature as a guest writer. I am aware that my haiku cannot be truly classical because I do not write in the old style of Japanese. Yet, this is how I was taught to write them many years ago and I find haiku such as these very pleasing to read.
Featured Haiku Writers
For each theme, I feature haiku by one guest writer. This is by invitation only. The best way to receive an invitation is to submit 4-5 haiku on the current theme whenever Pure Haiku is OPEN to submissions.
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Please note – the plural of haiku is haiku
If you wish to leave comments for other haiku writers, please do so in prose. Please note that any comments left in haiku form from January 2020 won’t be approved. If you wish your haiku to appear on this site, please follow the guidelines and submit haiku during submission periods.