Haiku submissions wanted …

16 January, 2019

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

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Open to Submissions!

4 January, 2019

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is EMERGENCE.

This time, you are not allowed to use the word Emergence in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use this word in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of EMERGENCE.

The OED defines the word EMERGENCE as “The process of becoming visible after being concealed.” Further definitions can be found at Oxford Dictionaries.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of EMERGENCE. Don’t be confined to the obvious, be subtle, be clever, be imaginative! As always I’m looking for excellent use of language and words that conjure up clear, vivid pictures; show, don’t tell.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus space for up to 5 days for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 25th January 2019 at midnight.

EMERGENCE themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between March & April 2019.

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


10 – 29

29 October, 2018

Shapeshifting moonlight

uncoloring the landscape–

the world seen anew

 

© Kerfe Roig 2018

 

Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images into something new. You can follow her explorations on the blog she does with her friend Nina at Method Two Madness and see more of her work on her website at Kerfe Roig.

I love the clever way Kerfe makes a portal out of moonlight and shape-shifting! A portal generally opens onto a new landscape and I really enjoyed the way the moon “uncolors” the landscape in this haiku.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


10 – 26

26 October, 2018

Taking Adderall …

Brings me back to the real world

But I don’t belong

 

© Laney Ruocco 2018

 

Laney tells me that she is “Just a haiku master in training trying to navigate the beautiful chaos that is motherhood.” Discover more of Laney’s haiku at Rhythmic Lines.

This is another haiku that stayed with me from the first reading – the stark shape of the word Adderall works perfectly as a portal between real and unreal …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


10 – 25

25 October, 2018

my spirit escapes

through a portico of thought

unbound from my mind

 

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2018

 

Tina is addicted to haiku, sometimes at the expense of her other writing, so quit asking her when she’ll be done with her novel. To find out more, follow her at Tina Stewart Brakebill.

This was one haiku that stayed with me from the first read-through. I like the freedom in it and again, the writer approached the theme of portal from a different angle.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


10 – 23

23 October, 2018

Rain in the city,

crack in the dark grey asphalt.

Green doorway blossoms.

 

© Jose L. Regojo 2018

 

Jose describes himself as “A non native English speaker, Chinese calligrapher and Gary Snyder’s poetry freak from Spain.” Discover more about him at Regeye.

The “crack in the dark grey asphalt” was an image that stayed with me from the first reading …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


10 – 22

22 October, 2018

a jar of old keys

what houses, what rooms, whose heart

did they once unlock

 

© Bruce Jewett 2018

 

Bruce Jewett is blithely chanting for regime change. You can read more about him and his work at Bruce Jewett.

I chose this haiku because of the different slant the poet used – how do you gain access to a portal?

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


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