Haiku Contest


Deadline: In hand by October 15, 2010


Consider your haiku in light of ones that have stayed with you over time, ones that continue to be fresh and new. These will inevitably contain a gap, or leap in consciousness. They may spring from a personal experience, but, over time, they will have become significant in a more symbolic, universal way. As far as themes or subject matter, we favor haiku about nature and the seasons, but are not creating any strict guidelines for this contest because we are looking for haiku that get to the essence of things through juxtaposition.

A good example of what we are looking for is the following haiku by Dee Evetts. It’s multidimensional. The rhythm of the haiku is seamless and yet the final image conveys wonder and discovery.

morning feed
deep inside the bale
pressed sage


$5 (one time) entry fee. Maximum of 3 haiku. Make check payable to Single Island Press. Haiku must be printed one per page (8 1/2” x 11”). Include name and address on each page. Entries will not be returned. Winning haiku will be announced on December 1, 2010 on our website blog (

Mail to:
Single Island Press
379 State Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801


$200 First Prize
$150 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize

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