Disintegrate

18 October, 2019

Welcome back to Pure Haiku!

Thank you to the 25 haiku writers who submitted their haiku on the theme of DISINTEGRATE in September.

We have a wide variety of haiku to discover that explore the theme of disintegrate in life, death, nature and relationships.

We welcome back some familiar faces: – Ken Gierke, Merril D Smith, Tina Stewart Brakebill, JulesPaige, Dan Brook, Bill Engleson, Susi Bocks, Bruce Jewett, Pat Geyer and Jan Beekman.

And we welcome the following haiku writers to Pure Haiku for their first appearance here: – Olga Katarzyna Lachowska, Dubravna Scukanec, Anita Sahoo, Wendy Bialek, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Sunita Sahoo, Sheila K Barksdale, Gingging Dumdum and Marilyn Ashbaugh.

Our journey into disintegration starts on Monday. Join us then for a dispersive quest!

Disintegrate Inspiration

Disintegrate Painting

© Freya Pickard 2019


CLOSED to Submissions …

21 September, 2019

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to Submissions.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! I am looking forward to reading all your submissions!

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the theme of DISINTEGRATE will be notified of the results by 18th October 2019. (I send out rejection notifications along with acceptance emails. If you have NOT heard back from me by 18th October, please let me know!)

The selected haiku will start appearing from 18th October 2019 onwards.

The next submission period here at Pure Haiku will be January 2020.

© Freya Pickard 2019


Deadline for haiku submissions – tonight!

20 September, 2019

The deadline for submissions of haiku on the theme of Disintegrate is midnight tonight!

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


Submit your haiku here!

11 September, 2019

I didn’t hear back from Pure Haiku at all – why?

1 – if you sent me an email then you should have received an auto reply. if you have not received an auto reply within 24 hours, please feel free to chase by email again.

2 – if you submitted your haiku as an attachment, your email will automatically be sent to the Spam folder and I will not see it at all.

3 – if you sent more than 5 haiku at any one time, only the first 5 will be considered.

4 – if you submitted haiku through the comments form, they will automatically be rejected.

5 – if you submitted haiku via a Facebook message or Tweet etc, they will automatically be rejected.

Please read submit 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


Pure Haiku – OPEN!

30 August, 2019

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is DISINTEGRATE.

This time, you are not allowed to use the word Disintegrate 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 DISINTEGRATE.

The OED defines the verb DISINTEGRATE as “To break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay.” Further definitions can be found at Oxford Dictionaries.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of DISINTEGRATE. Search deep for meaning and definition. Don’t be obvious, be intriguing! Make the reader puzzle and delight in a sudden ah-ha moment! 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 20th September 2019 at midnight.

DISINTEGRATE themed haiku written in English in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October & December 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


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!


Emergence

4 March, 2019

Welcome back to Pure Haiku!

Our first theme for 2019 is Emergence …

Thank you to the 17 writers who submitted total of 64 haiku for this theme! There was only one outright rejection – all the rest of the haiku writers made it through to the first and second rounds. There were two contenders for featured haiku writer but you’ll have to wait until the end of April to discover who was chosen this time!

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Welcome to four new contributors; Susi Bocks, Buddhadosha, Fleur Beauport and Dorinda Duclos! And welcome back to our regular contributors.

Please don’t be dismayed if your haiku were rejected this time; choosing haiku that fit with each other is a difficult task! Please send in more of your work in the autumn.

There was a real variety in the subject matter for the theme  of Emergence. You’ll be able to dip into haiku about Spring, nature, night, dawn, words, thought, time and more over the next few weeks.

Enjoy the journey!


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