Pure Haiku CLOSED to Submissions #3

21 March, 2020

Pure Haiku is now CLOSED to Submissions for the third theme.

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

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the third theme will be notified of the results by 1st October 2020(I send out rejection notifications along with acceptance emails. If you have NOT heard back from me by 1st October, please let me know!)

Selected haiku for this theme will appear between 1st October and 31st December.

The next theme for submissions will be announced in 2021.


Deadline for submissions #3 is TONIGHT!

20 March, 2020

Don’t forget that the deadline for formal haiku submitted on the theme of ARTURINA ends TONIGHT at midnight!

Please read the full submission guidelines BEFORE submitting your haiku!

It’s really important you read the guidelines in full. I am still receiving submissions with documents attached – these submissions go straight to the spam folder I’m afraid!


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.


Deadline for submissions #2 is TONIGHT!

21 February, 2020

Don’t forget that the deadline for formal haiku submitted on the theme of Elisa Ang Choi’s Painting ends TONIGHT at midnight!

Please read the full submission guidelines BEFORE submitting your haiku!


Deadline for submissions #1

24 January, 2020

Don’t forget that the deadline for  formal haiku submitted on the theme of TRANSLUCENCE ends TONIGHT at midnight!

Please read the full submission guidelines BEFORE submitting your haiku!


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