Author Topic: New Haibun Contest--Haiku Society of America  (Read 2391 times)

Billie Wilson

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New Haibun Contest--Haiku Society of America
« on: April 11, 2011, 05:03:13 PM »
Hi gang,

I just received word that the Haiku Society of America is sponsoring a haibun contest this year!  Here are the details:

HSA Contest for Best Unpublished Haibun

This HSA contest is new for 2011. We encourage members to help us publicize this contest, which promotes prose mixed with haiku.

Deadline: In hand by August 31, 2011. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: The contest is open to the public. HSA officers who are members of the executive committee are not eligible, but regional coordinators may enter.

Regulations: Up to three unpublished haibun, of no more than 1,000 words, not submitted for publication or to any other contest. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed book, magazine, or journal (sold or given away), or in any online journal that presents edited periodic content. The appearance of poems in online discussion lists or personal websites is not considered publication. Judges will be asked to disqualify any senryu that they have seen before.

Submissions: Submit each haibun on three separate 8.5˝ x 11˝ or A4-size sheets of paper, two with the haibun only (for anonymous judging), the third with the haibun and the author’s name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. Please designate as “haibun.” Please type or write each haibun legibly in ink. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification without notice.

Entry fee: $3 per haibun for members, $5 per haibun for nonmembers, U.S. funds only. Please make checks/money orders payable to “Haiku Society of America.”

Submit entries and fees to: HSA Haibun Contest, c/o John Stevenson, PO Box 31, Nassau, NY 12123 USA.

Adjudication: The names of the judge(s) will be announced after the contest.

Awards: First Prize, $100; Second and Third Prize, no prize money. Winning haibun will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA website.

Rights: All rights revert to the authors after publication.

Correspondence: Sorry, entries cannot be returned. Pleases send an SASE (#10-size envelope only) for a list of the winning entries. Please note that SASEs with insufficient postage will not be mailed. One envelope per contest.


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