In my last post, I mentioned a haiku contest on Wilda Morris’ blog: http://www.wildamorris.blogspot.com
She neglected to put some entry details. Therefore, please read the update below:
August 2013 Poetry Challenge:
As you have doubtless figured out by now, the challenge for August is to write haiku or senryu (you do not have to worry about the distinction). You may submit a total of two independent haiku or senryu, or a sequence of 3-5 related haiku.
Please do not title individual haiku; a haiku sequence may be given a title.. If you wish to submit a haiku sequence 3-5 haiku related in some way you may title the sequence. Follow the guidelines given by the Haiku Society of America (http://www.haikusociety.com/learn/howtowriteahaiku
) a closely as you can. For purposes of this challenge, please try to limit each poem to 17 or fewer syllables. Please use left justification, since other spacing is very difficult in this blog.
The deadline is August 17. Poems submitted after the deadline will not be considered. NOTE: I FAILED TO INCLUDE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR HAIKU WHEN I POSTED THE CHALLENGE. THEREFORE, I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TWO DAYS.
How to Submit Your Poem:
Send your poem to wildamorris[at]ameritech[dot]net (substitute the @ sign for“at” and a . for [dot]. Be sure provide your e-mail address. When you submit your poem, add a note indicating where you took poetic license with the facts of your life (as Wordsworth evidently did). The poem should be in first person, as if it actually happened to the speaker in the poem. Submission of a poem gives permission for the poem to be posted on the blog if it is a winner, so be sure that you put your name, exactly as you would like it to appear if you do win, at the end of the poem. Poems may be pasted into an email or sent as an attachment. Please do not indent the poem or center it on the page.
Poems published in books or on the Internet (including Facebook and other on-line social networks) are not eligible. If you poem has been published in a periodical, you may submit it if you retain copyright, but please include publication data.
Copyright on poems are retained by the poets.