The With Words Summer Haiku Competition 2014

We invite you to submit haiku poetry on the theme of Summer. All approaches to haiku are accepted for submission.

Previously published haiku, and unpublished haiku, are both accepted for this competition.

The competition is open until 2015 (February 15th 2015 midnight all time zones)

All the details you need are at:

Haiku Prizes:

1st prize £75
2nd prize £50
The With Words Summer Haiku Prize for Unpublished Work £25

If an unpublished haiku wins 1st Place or 2nd Place an additional £25 is added to the £75 or £50 prize. There will also be Highly Commended and Commended haiku.

Entry fees can be sent in your own currency via Paypal which also allows for bank card transaction if you don’t have a paypal account.

You can send up to 50 haiku (published and/or unpublished) for AUD$18; AUD$9 for 12 haiku; or AUD$1 for 2 haiku.

All the various details including the FREE TO ENTER author commentaries that can win an extra prize and appear in The With Words Haiku Book of Summer are also on the Area 17 blog:

The judge is Alan Summers, a Japan Times award-winning writer and Pushcart Prize nominated poet. He is Director/Lead Tutor of With Words. Alan is a Foundation Member of the Australian Haiku Society, a former General Secretary (1998-2000) of the British Haiku Society. His work appears in the recent Norton anthology Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years; Haiku World: An International Almanac: and other leading anthologies.

Further information about his publishing credits are included for reference in the posts at Area 17.