2010 Francine Porad Award for Haiku

Haiku Northwest is pleased to announce the seventh annual Porad Haiku Contest, cosponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Washington Poets Association. The contest is named for Francine Porad, founder (in 1988) of Haiku Northwest, former president of the Haiku Society of America, and editor for eight years of Brussels Sprout, an international journal of haiku and art. We welcome your haiku submissions!

Deadline: Received by October 4, 2010 (late entries may be accepted, but only at the discretion of the contest organizers).

Prizes: Cash prizes $100 for first prize, $50 for second prize, and $25 for third prize. Poems will also be published on the Washington Poets Association website. Winners will be announced at Haiku Northwest’s annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, to be held November 4–7, 2010.

Adjudication: Our 2010 judge will be Penny Harter, coauthor of The Haiku Handbook with her late husband, William J. Higginson; past-president of the Haiku Society of America; and author of 21 published collections of poems, six featuring haiku.

Fees: $1 per poem (unlimited entries), payable in cash or by check or money order in U.S. funds to “Haiku Northwest.”
Submissions: Please submit your previously unpublished poems on 8.5x11-inch or A4 paper (multiple poems on one sheet is preferred, more than one sheet is acceptable; do not use other sizes of paper or index cards). Please submit one copy of each sheet with your name, address, and email address and another copy without author identification for anonymous judging. Submit your entries with payment to “Haiku Northwest” to be received by October 4, 2010 to:
Porad Haiku Contest
c/o Nancy Dahlberg
1757 NW 59th St. #301
Seattle, WA 98107 USA