February 9th, 2006

Egrets Reading


Just a reminder of some poetry deadlines which may be of interest:

The Shiki Monthly Kukai deadline is 2/11/06 (e-mailed before noon EST). The kigo is "early thaw" and the free format word is "sunlight."

The Pinewood Haiku Contest deadline is 2-14-06 (received).

The Rhysling Nomination deadline is 2-15-06 (postmarked).

The Ito En, Ltd haiku contest deadline is 2-28-06. This is one of the most famous haiku contests in Japan. An English language haiku could win up to ¥200,000 in prize money, a set of green tea products bearing the winning poem on the product labels, a framed copy of the winning poem, and inclusion in an ITO EN anthology of the winning poems. There is no entrance fee and haiku can be entered via an online form, so it doesn’t involve postage to Japan.

The deadline for Modern Haiku's Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition is 3-13-06 (in hand).

The NFSPS Annual Contest deadline is 3/15/06 (postmarked). The National Federation of State Poetry Societies contest has 50 categories. A couple which might be of interest include #5 - The Futuristic Award (I came in 3rd one year) and #31 - The Louisiana State Poetry Society Award (for a haiku this year).

The Locus Best SF/F/H Poem of the Year and Best SF/F/H Poem of All Time poll closes on 4-15-06.

The New Zealand Poetry Society’s haiku contest deadline is 5/30/06.

The HSA annual Harold Henderson award for best unpublished haiku deadline is 6/15/06.

The Penumbra Haiku Contest deadline is 6/30/06.