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Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:25:10 PM »
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2015 Haiku Awards

    As a memorial to Editor Bob Spiess, who died on March 13, 2002, Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition for 2013. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.

    Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation” (Robert Spiess, A Year's Speculations on Haiku, Modern Haiku Press, 1995):

        It seems that those haiku that have an inherently melodious quality are the most expressive and contain the most felt-depth.

    Deadline: In hand no later than March 13, 2015.

      Rules: The competition is open to everyone but the staff of Modern Haiku, the competition coordinator, and the judges. Entries must be in English. Each entry must be the original, unpublished work of the author, and should not be under consideration in a contest or for publication elsewhere. For purposes of this competition, appearance of a haiku in an Internet journal, a Web site, or a blog is considered publication, but posting haiku on a private e-mail list is not. Of course, entries should not be shared in an Internet journal, Web site, blog, or haiku list during the term of the competition.

    Submission guidelines: Poets may submit a maximum of five haiku written in the spirit of the above Speculation. Entries should be typed or printed legibly. Submit three copies of each haiku on plain white 3" x 5" cards or paper. The haiku (one haiku per card) should appear on the face of each card. The poet's name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if any) should appear on one of the three cards, in the upper left-hand corner above the haiku; the other two copies should contain only the haiku. Please keep a copy of your submission; entries will not be returned. Please follow the instructions carefully: entries that are incomplete or that do not comply with the instructions will be discarded.

    Entry fee: $1 per haiku, cash or check (U.S. funds); make checks payable to Modern Haiku.

    Send submissions to:

        Billie Wilson
        1170 Fritz Cove Road
        Juneau, AK 99801-8501 USA

    Adjudication: Two judges will be selected by Modern Haiku; their names will be announced at the time of the awards. Judging will be double-blind, and the judges will not know the identity of the entrants. Judges’ decisions are final.

    Selection criteria: The judges will look for entries that hew to Western norms for haiku as published in Modern Haiku and other leading English-language haiku journals and that best capture the spirit of the theme Speculation above. There are no rules as to syllable or line count.

    Awards: First Prize: $100 plus a previously-loved copy of The Turtle's Ears (1971, out of print, inscribed to M.L. Harrison Mackie). Second Prize: $50 plus a copy of Bob's The Shape of Water (1982); Third Prize: $25 plus a copy of Bob's Some Sticks and Pebbles (2001). Up to five poets will be awarded Honorable Mentions and each will receive a copy of Bob's A Year's Speculations on Haiku (1995).

    Notification: Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone before the general announcement. Winning entries will be published in the summer 2015 issue of Modern Haiku and posted on the Modern Haiku Web site, <http://www.modernhaiku.org/>, on or before July 1, 2015. If you would like a list of the winners, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope (SASE) with your entries. Overseas entrants should provide one IRC or one U.S. dollar in cash with a self-addressed envelope. These will be mailed when the summer issue of Modern Haiku is released.

 

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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 12:48:02 PM »
Hi Billie,

I'd love to enter, but online submissions are not allowed.   Will there be an opportunity in future years at all?

kind regards,

Alan

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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 12:43:55 AM »
Hi folks - just a quick reminder that there is still time to send in entries for this competition that is held to honor Robert Spiess.  See the note above for details.

Alan, the staff at Modern Haiku advised that their website is not set up for the complexities of handling online entries.  Maybe someday.  In the meantime, there is still time for international mail to get to me before the deadline and I hope you and others outside the U.S. will consider entering (in prior years, several international entries were sent -- and some have won  :D.

Warm wishes to all - Billie

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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 06:40:44 PM »
Missed it again.

(How about paypal transfers?)
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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
July 1 was the date that winners were to be announced by. I guess there is a delay with the new MH issue?
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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 10:23:53 AM »
Dear Agnes,

The latest issue of Modern Haiku went out on time back in June, however the website is a bit behind (my fault). The winning poems were:

First Place: Rebecca Lilly

The life behind the one
I think I‘m living —
daylily pollen in wind


Second Place: Judt Shrode

mesa wind
flutes the mouths of clay vessels
spring snow


Third Place: Lesley Anne Swanson

that old tune …
knots in my shoelace
coming loose


Honorable Mentions (unranked):

losing you slowly
the incremental way light
leaves the day

James Chessing

butterflies feeding blossoms
a boy with a net
catching sunshine

Robert Witmer

my footprint fades
with the turning tide
hint of whale song

Tracy Davidson

darkness falling into the stars between us

Natalia L. Rudychev

wind chimes in winter
moonlight
through broken glass

Robert Witmer

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Re: Deadline March 13 for 2015 Spiess Award Competition
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 12:13:56 PM »
Thank you! What lovely winners. (I was getting antsy waiting to see if my submissions could be released back for journal submission.) I appreciate the update here!
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