Closed to Submissions

22 September, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to Submissions.

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the theme of PORTAL will be notified of the results by 15th October 2018.

The selected haiku will start appearing from 15th October 2018 onwards.

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

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

Don’t forget that if you like FREE e-books, you can download Silver Fire free of charge!


Deadline for Submissions is midnight tonight!

21 September, 2018

You only have a few hours left before the window of opportunity closes!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words PORTAL 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 PORTAL.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October and December 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions


Submissions of Haiku wanted!

12 September, 2018

I am looking for haiku that capture a single, vivid image in words.

I like snapshots frozen in time, conjuring something visual or audible or tactile that can be conveyed to the reader in just 17 syllables.

I like haiku that use the English language in an interesting way and that include juxtaposition and/or contrasts, looking at objects in a new, refreshing way.

I am looking for haiku that stand alone and say what they need to say by themselves without the need of a picture. I want the words themselves to convey a picture.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, each haiku will be considered individually on its own merits. Please check your haiku contains the correct amount of syllables on each line before you email them to me.

Please note that I do not post photographs as it slows the blog down. I am unlikely to post haiku portraying negative views of politics or religion. Always remember, don’t TELL me, SHOW me!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words PORTAL 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 PORTAL.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October & December 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions


Pure Haiku is Open to Submissions

3 September, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the word Portal 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 PORTAL.

The OED defines the noun PORTAL as “a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one.”

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of PORTALS, real or imagined. Explore the Final Frontier, take me to universes I did not know existed or simply make me see an ordinary real-life portal in a different way … 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 a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October and December 2018.

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
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?!

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. 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 G+ messaging.

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


CLOSED to Submissions

21 April, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to Submissions.

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the theme of CELESTIAL BODIES will be notified of the results by 13th May 2018.

The selected haiku will start appearing from 14th May 2018 onwards.

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

The next submission period here at Pure Haiku will be October 2018.

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Don’t forget that if you like FREE e-books, I have just recently launched Silver Fire at my other blog!


Last chance to submit your Ocean themed haiku …

19 January, 2018

Today’s the last day for submitting your haiku! And to increase your chances of getting your haiku through to the final selection round, here’s a few pointers!

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.

Pure Haiku is still OPEN to Submissions and the THEME is OCEAN. But the DEADLINE for submissions is TONIGHT at midnight.

But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Ocean/s or Sea/s 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 Ocean.

Explore the Ocean from its darkest depths to its farthest sandy shores. Wherever and whatever the Ocean touches is suitable matter for your haiku. Paint me vivid pictures of what sails on the Ocean, what swims and lives in it, what land it touches, its legends and myths…

This time I am restricting the amount of haiku to be published. There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

OCEAN themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.

Please read this link before submitting your haiku – How To Submit.


Ocean themed haiku wanted …

10 January, 2018

I am looking for haiku that capture a single, vivid image in words.

I like snapshots frozen in time, conjuring something visual or audible or tactile that can be conveyed to the reader in just 17 syllables.

I like haiku that use the English language in an interesting way and that include juxtaposition and/or contrasts, looking at objects in a new, refreshing way.

I am looking for haiku that stand alone and say what they need to say by themselves without the need of a picture. I want the words themselves to convey a picture.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, each haiku will be considered individually on its own merits. Please check your haiku contains the correct amount of syllables on each line before you email them to me.

Please note that I do not post photographs as it slows the blog down. I am unlikely to post haiku portraying negative views of politics or religion. Always remember, don’t TELL me, SHOW me!

Pure Haiku is still OPEN to Submissions and the THEME is OCEAN.

But this time, you are not allowed to use the words Ocean/s or Sea/s 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 Ocean.

Explore the Ocean from its darkest depths to its farthest sandy shores. Wherever and whatever the Ocean touches is suitable matter for your haiku. Paint me vivid pictures of what sails on the Ocean, what swims and lives in it, what land it touches, its legends and myths…

This time I am restricting the amount of haiku to be published. There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 19th January 2018 at midnight.

OCEAN themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in February & March 2018.

Please read this link before submitting your haiku – How To Submit.


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