Deadline for submissions #2 is TONIGHT!

21 February, 2020

Don’t forget that the deadline for formal haiku submitted on the theme of Elisa Ang Choi’s Painting ends TONIGHT at midnight!

Please read the full submission guidelines BEFORE submitting your haiku!

Selecting Haiku

13 February, 2020

Did you know that the selection process at Pure Haiku changes yearly?

As I write more and more haiku, I challenge myself to write tighter verses. This is a gradual process and last September I updated the selection process once more.

You may find a different sort of haiku back in the posts in 2010! I’ve learnt much over the years and have been taught much by the guest haiku writers I publish here.

Please make sure you read all the links on the Submit Page for your best chance of being selected for Pure Haiku!

Please make sure you read all about the Updated Selection Process before starting to compose your haiku!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to submissions. The deadline is 21st February 2020. Please read ALL the submission guidelines before submitting your work as there is a specific theme.

Pure Haiku Open to Submissions #2

3 February, 2020

Painting by Elisa Choi Ang

Here is the second theme for 2020. Write up to 5 haiku inspired by this beautiful painting by Elisa Choi Ang.

Don’t just take a quick look at it and fire off 5 haiku. Really look at the painting. See what’s in it, what’s behind it. Why has the artist used red and blue palettes? Who is the dancing figure? Show me things I haven’t yet seen in it!

There will be 35 slots for individual haiku plus space for up to 5 days for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st February 2020 at midnight.

Haiku written in English in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) and based on the above painting will be posted on this site between July and September 2020.

How to submit to Purehaiku

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 on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

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?!

Please read all the submission guidelines before submitting.

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