Just a short post to let you all know that the final selection of haiku on the theme of ORCHID has been made!
I have just finished sending out acceptance and result emails. If you’ve received a Result or Rejection email, please don’t be discouraged! The competition for Pure Haiku is always incredibly high. If you’ve received an Acceptance email, congratulations! If you’ve received an email telling you that your haiku were shortlisted for the Featured Haiku Writers slots, your haiku got through some pretty tough challenges. And, for the two of you who attained one of the two Featured Haiku Writers positions – your haiku are amazing.
You can find out whose haiku will be appearing between 1st May and 8th July by checking out the Petals Page. Those who have given me social media contacts also appear in the Links section on the front page of this blog.
If you’re a contributor to the Orchid theme and have had your haiku accepted, but haven’t yet sent me a link to just ONE of your social media sites, please send me the link BEFORE 31st March if at all possible, so I can get your post/s updated and show your link on the site as well.
I’ll be having a break from the internet in April, only posting regularly at Patreon, (I’ll try and schedule some posts to appear on Facebook), as well as sending out my Newsletter in the middle of the month. Don’t forget to follow Jonathon B. Hoyt’s amazing photography site – he does photograph other items, not just orchids!
See you all again on 29 April, when the theme of ORCHID will begin …
So looking forward to seeing all the selected pieces! ❤
Thank you so much for conducting the Haiku competition, reading the entries, and selecting the winners. What an honor to be among those who’ll be posted! I’m excited!! Many thanks!!
Incredibly honoured to make the short list…
Hopefully my headspace will be freer to submit next time.
I know what that’s like, Ruth. I hope you’re able to submit haiku in the autumn!
I sure hope so! 😍