Jack Stamm Haiku Award: Closes 1 February 2011

The contest is open to haiku poets worldwide, has no set theme, welcomes both the modern and traditional forms, but is restricted to the English language and unpublished haiku (including the Internet). Judges are paper wasp editors Jacqui Murray, John Knight and Ross Clark.

First Prize is A$150.00, Second Prize is A$75.00 and Third Prize is A$50.00.

Please note: The deadline is 1 February 2011. 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 wasp 17 in June 2011 and the anthology in July 2011.

Katherine Samuelowicz, for the paper wasp Editors

paper wasp invites haiku poets to enter its twelfth 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.

An entry fee of A$10.00 (from within Australia and from New Zealand (if paid in banknotes or cheques drawn on an Australian bank in Australia) or US$10.00 (international entries) applies to each sheet of three haiku submitted for judging, to cover contest costs and publication of the anthology. Each entry of 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.