Tenth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its tenth 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. Fist 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has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms but it is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet).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, John Knight and Ross Clark.

An entry fee of A$10.00 (from within Australia), A$12.00 (from New Zealand if paid in banknotes or cheques drawn on an Australian bank in Australia) or US$10.00 in cash (international entries) applies to each sheet of three haiku.

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 and 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.

Please note: The deadline is March 1 2009. Please send your entries to Katherine Samuelowicz, paper wasp, 14 Fig Tree Pocket Road, Chapel Hill, Qld 4069, Australia. Email entries will not be accepted. Results will be published in paper was 15 (2) in June 2009 and the anthology in August 2009.

For paper wasp Editors
Katherine Samuelowicz