CLOSED to Submissions

26 January, 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 EMERGENCE will be notified of the results by 1st March 2019. (I send out rejection notifications along with acceptance emails. If you have NOT heard back from me by 1st March, please let me know!)

The selected haiku will start appearing from 4th March 2019 onwards.

The next submission period here at Pure Haiku will be September 2019.

© Freya Pickard 2019


Deadline for Emergence haiku tonight!

25 January, 2019

The deadline for submissions of haiku on the theme of Emergence 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


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


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


12 – 7 – Featured Haiku Writer

7 December, 2018

into the future –

a desert of broken jade

where our palace stood

 

© Isabel Caves 2018

 

Here is the fifth haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer – Isabel Caves. There is so much magic in the world around us. Isabel loves sharing this magic through her nature and wildlife photography. Discover more at Isabel Caves.

We started the week with a memory and end it with a glimpse of the future …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


12 – 6 – Featured Haiku Writer

6 December, 2018

the wormhole closes …

now an ochre city of

opal-studded sand

 

© Isabel Caves 2018

 

Here is the fourth haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer – Isabel Caves. Isabel loves writing haiku, lots of haiku! She likes to play around with different styles of short poetry. Sometimes a little magic creeps in too … Discover more at Isabel Caves.

I liked the action of the portal closing and revealing the writer’s new destination.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


12 – 5 – Featured Haiku Writer

5 December, 2018

fantasy novel –

a vault of hissing green orbs

inside the first page

 

© Isabel Caves 2018

 

Here is the third haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer – Isabel Caves. Isabel loves fantasy and all things magic as well as ghost stories and science fiction. Her mind is always cooking up new stories and she hopes her readers enjoy reading them as much as she enjoys writing them! Find out more at Isabel Caves.

This caught my attention because of the audible and visual image.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


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