Eighth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its eighth annual haiku contest. An anthology of the best haiku submitted will be published from the contest. One copy will be provided free to authors of entries selected for publication. First Prize is $A100.00, Second Prize is $A50.00 and Third Prize is $A25.00. The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms but it is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, Janice M. Bostok, John Knight and Ross Clark.

An entry fee of $A10.00 (from within Australia), $A12.00 (from New Zealand if paid in Australian banknotes or cheques drawn on an Australian bank in Australia) or $US10.00 in cash (international entries) applies to each sheet of three haiku submitted for judging to cover contest costs and publication of the anthology. Each entry/three haiku must be clearly marked on the back of the sheet or card with the entrant’s full name, address including country and post/zip code (email address, if available) and your preferred or pen name for use if selected for publication. Judging is double blind. The judges’ decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into and entries will not be returned.

The deadline is 31 January 2007. Please send your entries to: paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Road, Chapel Hill, Qld, 4069, Australia. Email entries will not be accepted. Results will be published in paper wasp 13 (2) in May 2007 and the anthology in June 2007.