Pure Haiku is OPEN to submissions of traditional haiku on the theme mentioned below until 28th February 2021 at midnight, UK time.
Any haiku received after the deadline will not be considered for the current theme.
The current theme is UNFURLING – please use the painting below by Elisa Ang to inspire your haiku submissions.
Take a really good look at the picture. I mean, a REALLY good look. Don’t just write about what’s there, write about what’s beneath the painting. What emotion or image or memory does it awake in you? Tell me something different about this picture. Don’t just rattle off 5 haiku with the 5-7-5 syllabic line structure. Really let Elisa’s painting speak to you. Then tell me about it, in your own words. Be different. Be aware. Be inventive! Use this image as a starting point for your creative flow…
You are NOT allowed to use the words LEAF, UNFURLING, UNFURLED OR UNFURL/S in either your haiku or the titles, should you wish to title your haiku.
How to submit to Purehaiku in 2021
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 to: –
purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com
with SUBMISSIONS, the THEME and your NAME in the subject line.
Please note that all haiku submissions should only be made when this page indicates submissions are open. There will be a theme announced for each submission period and your haiku should embrace this theme.
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 or the full address of one of your social media outlets (only one site per submission please)
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to find you, don’t you?!
(Even if you have had haiku published on this site before, please still include all this information as I do not keep any details of previous submissions. By including all the required details it makes my life easier when scheduling haiku. Thank 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. You are also giving me permission to publish your haiku on twitter and any other social media sites that I deem fit once it has appeared here. 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. Please note that if you send more than one email in a 4 day period you will only receive a confirmation for the first email sent.
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 twitter etc.
Please do not send attachments or images. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.
Please don’t publish your haiku until after I have contacted you with the results. Thank you!
If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –