The With Words Summer Haiku Competition

Haiku poets are invited to submit haiku on the theme of Summer.

Deadline: Sunday 15th February, 2015 (by midnight in all time zones).

All competition details that you will need – with links – can be found at:

All approaches to haiku writing are acceptable for submission.
Both previously published haiku, and unpublished haiku, are each acceptable for entry in this competition.
This contest will have a companion anthology entitled The With Words Haiku Book of Summer.

Haiku Prizes:

a) 1st prize £75
b) 2nd prize £50
c) The With Words Summer Haiku Prize for Best Unpublished Work £25 *
*This additional £25 will be added to the £75 or £50 prize money on offer, if either 1st Place or 2nd Place happens to be taken by a haiku which was previously unpublished.
There will also be awards made for Highly Commended and Commended haiku.


Entry fees can be sent in your own currency via Paypal, which also allows for a bank card transaction, if you don't have a Paypal account.
You can send up to 50 haiku (published and/or unpublished) for £10; or 12 haiku for £5; or 2 haiku for £1.

Entry details for haiku competition:

Please start the subject line of your submission email with the words Summer Haiku.
Include the Paypal Transaction ID number with your haiku entries.
Email entries to:

Extra competition - Writers Notes: Free to enter

On the Area 17 blog (see accompanying links), you will also find details about author commentaries. These are free to enter. You can win an extra prize in this category, while also appearing in The With Words Haiku Book of Summer.

Judge: Alan Summers, With Words

For further details, see: