Submissions open till 31 Jan 2016 for the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2017

Submissions are open for the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2017, which will be published by Snapshot Press in 2016.

Deadline: Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2016.

Overseas (non-UK) entries mailed in the month up to and including this closing date must be sent by airmail.

Full guidelines – including procedures for making payment for such entries – can be accessed at the following link:

Awards: £360/US $600 total prize money.

12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2017.

The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners.

40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar.

Entrants may win more than one prize.

A summary of guidelines for entries:

Haiku should ideally include a seasonal aspect (which may or may not be an established "season word").

This may be a direct reference to a specific day, month or season (e.g. New Year’s Day, June, winter), or to a phenomenon or activity associated with a particular season.

Seasonality should ideally align with the traditional Japanese (and English) consideration that the equinoxes and solstices occur at the midpoints of their respective seasons. (So, for example, early February is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but mid-late February is spring. So a February haiku might be concerned with winter or spring; a May haiku with either spring or summer; an August haiku with either summer or autumn; and a November haiku with either autumn or winter.

Entrants from the Southern Hemisphere are advised to transpose certain composition dates by six months.

Haiku may be free-form or 5-7-5 and must be the original work of the entrant.

Previously published work is acceptable, though haiku previously published by Snapshot Press are not eligible.

Any number of haiku may be entered.