The calendar has turned, and we are nearing autumn: we are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems.
It’s time now to reflect on your favorite English-language haiku published during 2019. Please send us two of your favorites, one of which can be your own. The nominated haiku must have been published for the first time in 2019, and may have appeared in a book, a print or online journal, or in the results of a haiku contest. Touchstone is an award, not a contest, so only work published in these ways are eligible.
In addition to your nominations, we will, as in previous years, solicit additional nominations from journal and book editors from work they have done during the award year. We invite you to participate using our online form.
Nominations will be accepted until December 31, but why wait? Please provide complete citations: journal name plus volume and issue number, or complete citation of the Contest with link to results if possible (and please, no acronyms!).
Current and past award recipients are showcased in the Touchstone Archive. Check it out to see what previous Touchstone Award-winning poems have looked like. And you can find more information on eligibility and how to submit nominations in the Touchstone Poems Awards information page.
We look forward to your nominations soon!
Bruce H. Feingold
Chair, Touchstone Awards