Pure Haiku Open to Submissions #3

2 March, 2020

The third theme for 2020 is ARTURINA.

Write up to 5 haiku inspired by the pictures on my Pinterest Board called Arturina.

Arturina Board

This Board has 5 sub-sections and you can use, as your starting point, any of the pictures in any of the sections. Or, you might like to just browse through all 5 sub-sections and then write your 5 haiku based on what you’ve just seen. None of the pictures will be used on my blog – all the selected haiku MUST stand alone WITHOUT reference to an image.

You cannot use the word Arturina in any of the haiku that you submit, or use the word Arturina in the title/s of your haiku if you wish to provide titles.

You do not need to have an account to be able to see the images. If Pinterest ask you to set up an account, simply click on the X at the top right hand of the page and continue to browse.

You do not need to know anything about any of the characters, planets or storyline. Simply interpret them as you will.

I want to see what you imaginative writers make of these images I have collected for this project. Write me 5 dynamic, amazing haiku that are not reliant on the original image that inspired you. Each haiku must be able to stand alone without an image/s or explanation.

Please DO NOT attach or embed any image/s to your submission email. I do not need to know which image/s inspired you. Please do not use any images from the board on your own blog/website without the original artist’s permission.

Please don’t publish your haiku until after I have contacted you with the results. Thank you!

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 20th March 2020 at midnight GMT / UK Time.

Haiku written in English in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) and based on the above mentioned theme will be posted on this site between October and December 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?!

DO NOT attach images or tell me which image/s inspired you to write your haiku. I don’t need to know. I will simply select the haiku that speak to me the most without explanation.

Please read all the submission guidelines before submitting.


Pure Haiku Open to Submissions #2

3 February, 2020
Goddess

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.


Pure Haiku Open to Submissions #1

6 January, 2020

PURE HAIKU is OPEN to submissions on the theme of TRANSLUCENT.

You are not allowed to use the word Translucent or Translucence 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 Translucent.

The OED defines the verb TRANSLUCENT as “allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semi-transparent.” Further definitions can be found at Oxford Dictionaries.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of TRANSLUCENCE. Don’t be obvious, seek for subtlety. I want to read lots of aha moments!

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 24th January 2020 at midnight.

TRANSLUCENT themed haiku written in English in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between April and June 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?!

(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 facebook, mewe and 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.

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. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


Emerging and flown

26 April, 2019

Thank you for journeying with us through our Emergence themed haiku!

I hope you have enjoyed the haiku and feel inspired to write your own.

I’m sorry that hardly any of the haiku appeared on my Facebook Page this time. Someone has reported Pure Haiku to Facebook as having “Abusive Posts”. Not totally sure what this means but am assuming it’s a malicious troll type of thing.

I am therefore slowly withdrawing from Facebook and have created a MeWe account where I will post future haiku from Pure Haiku. Please join me there!

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Due to the demands of my current job, I am taking a break from Pure Haiku submissions for a few months.

But I have scheduled a few posts here (twice a month) to keep you going over the Summer!

Pure Haiku will open again to submissions in September 2019. The new theme will be posted here and on the Submit Page when the submissions window is open!

Have a mindful Summer!


Haiku submissions wanted …

11 April, 2018

How to compose classical haiku

Here at Pure Haiku I only publish classical haiku in the English language which are constructed in the strict syllabic structure of 5-7-5.
First line = 5 syllables
Second line = 7 syllables
Third line = 5 syllables

Here is an example: –

The cool night frost melts
with the warm breath of bird song.
Winter dawn chorus.

© Elizabeth Leaper 2013

Line 1 the (1) cool (1) night (1) frost (1) melts (1) = 5 syllables
Line 2 with (1) the (1) warm (1) breath (1) of (1) bird (1) song (1) = 7 syllables
Line 3 Winter (2) dawn (1) chorus (2) = 5 syllables

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is CELESTIAL BODIES.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words Celestial or Body / Bodies in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words 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 CELESTIAL BODIES.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of CELESTIAL BODIES, real or imagined. Explore the Final Frontier, take me to universes I did not know existed. 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 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 20th April 2018 at midnight.

CELESTIAL BODIES themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in May & June 2018. Make the most of this submission period because Pure Haiku will be taking a rest over the Summer won’t be opening to submissions again until October 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


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