The Haiku Reader anthology series:
The Haiku Reader (anthology) aims to include haiku that will grab readers around the world and showcase this intriguing poetry genre. We are now including nominations of senryu too!
The Haiku Reader now accepting nominations!
(January 1st 2022 to 31st December 2022)
The Haiku Reader nomination email:
You can nominate as many times as you like throughout 2022.
The anthology will feature haiku (and senryu) published, or posted on social media, or first appeared in any other way, or even unpublished, from January to the last day of December of 2022.
How does it work?
What do you need to do each time you nominate one of your own haiku or senryu?
Please also include six haiku and/or senryu by six other poets. See further below about print and online journal nominations etc...
At this stage, there is no need to contact other poets who you have nominated. Though if you so wish, you can always let the poets know! After all we are in this together, it's a wonderful feeling to discover we've been nominated by someone!
When a final shortlist is made of all the haiku (and senryu) then the anthology poets will be contacted for permissions.
You do not even need to be a haiku poet to nominate!
If you are a haiku poet:
Is it only published haiku that I can nominate?
You can nominate your own haiku (or senryu) that have either been published, or never even been published before, or been rejected many times.
This is another opportunity to have the recognition that your haiku or senryu deserves!
The haiku/senryu from other poets have to be either published, or nominated with their knowledge and permission.
How does this happen?
(Both editors and individual poets can nominate)
For individual poets:
Well, each time you nominate one of your own published (or unpublished) haiku you nominate six published haiku (or unpublished haiku with permission given) by other poets:
three from a print journal plus three from online journals.
You can nominate as many of your own haiku as you like, as often as you like throughout 2022, while nominating six haiku by others each time that you nominate one of your own.
For journal editors:
We’d love to receive fifteen to twenty haiku per issue from your print or online quarterly or triannual journal.
For monthly published journals:
We’d love you to select up to fifteen haiku each monthly issue.
For rolling submission journals:
We’d love you to select up to ten to fifteen haiku per calendar month.
Editors, we’d love you to nominate a haiku of your own too!!!
Include one of your's each time you nominate per issue or calendar month.
And of course editors can nominate their own haiku separately as long as you choose six haiku or senryu from six other poets, from different journals.
Competitions & Contests:
For successfully placed published haiku or senryu from January 2022 to the last day of December 2022.
Please do submit your own placed haiku from a contest, and then nominate at least six haiku from other poets from competitions.
To all Organisations
that run haiku (and senryu) competitions:
Feel free to submit all placed haiku per competition/contest result.
Haiku can be nominated from any variation of linked genres:
shahai; haiga; rengay; renku/renga; haibun etc…
If the haiku is from a haibun, or shahai [photo-haiga] both haiku and prose need to have been published for the first time in 2022.
Only the haiku can be nominated as this is purely a haiku (and senryu) anthology.
But please do add the haibun's title if you would like, alongside the rest of the publication details.
I’m sure there’ll be questions.
The ‘frequently asked questions’ will be updated regularly on this page:
The Haiku Reader nomination email:
About the editor-in-chief: