Deadline is TONIGHT!

28 February, 2023

Today’s the final day to send in your haiku inspired by ORCHID by Jonathon B. Hoyt! The deadline is tonight at midnight, UK time.

Please read all the GUIDELINES before sending in your haiku!

To be informed when the next submission window opens, simply sign up to follow this blog and receive notifications. (Enter your email address in the box at the top right hand corner of the page!)


Happy New Year!

3 January, 2023

Hope you are all well and rested after your Christmas break!

Just a quick note to let you know that Pure Haiku will re-open to submissions on 1st Febuary 2023. The new theme will be posted here along with guidelines and a new image to inspire you!

Meanwhile, you can find me over at Dragonscale Clippings and also on Twitter and very occasionally on Facebook. My Patreon Profile has been updated and I’m providing more indepth posts there about myself and my writing.

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Dead Man’s Witness before the launch date on 15th February! (The price will go up to £2.50 on 18th February…)

Enjoy January and see you all again in February!

Much love

Freya xxx

Volcano Fulminates

24 July, 2022

Just a quick post to let you all know that I have now made the final selection of haiku for the Volcano theme.

Everyone who sent in their haiku in June should now have received an email letting them know whether or not their submission has been accepted. If you’ve not heard from me, please check your Spam and Junk folders before dropping me an email.

If you’ve received an Acceptance email, you’ll hear from me again a few days before your haiku appears here.

If you’ve received a Result or Rejection email, please check the Selection Page for reasons as to why your submission may not have been accepted.

Thank you all, once again, for submitting such excellent haiku. See on 1st September!

Unfurling Results

26 March, 2021

Just a quick post to let you all know that all the emails (Acceptances / Rejections / Results) have now been sent out.

If you HAVEN’T received an email from me, and you know you submitted haiku to me for the theme of Unfurling, please check your Junk and Spam filters before emailing me.

Also, a couple of people have given me emails which, when I email them, block my reply to them. This means that I can’t tell you whether or not your haiku have been accepted. If this is you, please contact me at with an email address that won’t block my replies to you – thank you!

If you’ve received an email from me that has Acceptance in the subject line, that means I’ve accepted one of your haiku for publication on this site between 1st May and 1st August.

If you’ve received an email from me that has either Results or Rejection in the subject line, that means none of your haiku have been accepted for publication. I’m sorry I can’t give specific feedback – I had 221 haiku from 55 different writers to read through this time – but you can get a general idea of why your haiku weren’t accepted at SELECTION.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in their submissions – I’ll be blogging more about Unfurling on 1st May… See you all then!

9 – 5

5 September, 2020

Reach out; Take my hand

Lift me high above the fray

I’m drawn to your heat

© Jan Beekman 2020

Jan Beekman is a daily, inspirational WordPress blogger who loves Montana, her retired beekeeper husband of 58 years, and her bouncy Boston Terrier, TazE.

This haiku is part of our Dancing Goddess theme.

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