Why were my haiku rejected?
I receive so many haiku whenever Pure Haiku is open to submissions that I am unfortunately no longer able to comment individually on each poem. Here is a list of the most common reasons why a haiku is rejected: –
1 – the haiku was not constructed with the correct number of syllables.
2 – the use of the English language is awkward, forcing the words to fit into the 17 syllable structure.
3 – each line is not an entire line in its own right.
4 – the haiku does not conjure up a vivid or original image.
5 – the haiku does not fit in with the advertised theme.
6 – the haiku was not in plain text in the body of the email, thus I was unable to cut and paste it with ease.
7 – you sent links to your haiku instead of pasting the haiku into the body of your email.
Please read how to and what I am looking for to ensure your haiku are considered for publication here at Pure Haiku.
How to submit to Pure Haiku
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 (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 visit your blog, 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.)
© Freya Pickard 2019