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Thank you, Alan. :)

Here's a simplified nomination PDF that I presented to the Haiku Society of America conference:

warm regards,

Alan Summers
founder/editor, The Haiku Reader
Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2022

1st prize £100
2nd prize £50
2x 3rd prizes £25

Publication of winning and commended poems in Presence 75.

Judge: Polona Oblak

Entry fee: £5 for up to 5 haiku. Additional haiku at £1 per haiku.

Paid by: £ cheque made out to “Presence Magazine” or by PayPal using the button [on the site -- use the link below to go to the site and link to PayPal].

The prize will be paid by cheque or by PayPal in pounds sterling with bank or exchange charges to be paid by the prize winner.

Format: For postal entries, please submit all haiku on one sheet of paper, with your name and address included, and also a copy of the same sheet without your name and address. Postal entries should be sent to:

Chris Boultwood, 6 King Street, Chester CH1 2AH, England, UK

Entries by email should be sent to with the subject line ‘Martin Lucas Haiku Award’. Email entries and name and address details may be included in the body of the email.

All entries should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Deadline (in hand): 31 January 2023

Overseas entrants are encouraged to pay with a credit or debit card via PayPal [NOTE: Use the link to PayPal provided on the site. A link to the Presence page for this contest is included below.]

Notes on using PayPal
– PayPal will open in a new tab
– You will be prompted to set up a PayPal account if you don’t already have one
– You will need to enter the appropriate entry fee (see above)
– PayPal payments will be made to Ian Storr.

Go to the Presence site and contest page for full details and links, including to last year's results with judges comments:

Thanks to Theresa Cancro for this information, posted on Inkstone
Closing soon

Submissions for the United Haiku and Tanka Society’s Premier Edition of Songbirds Online annual anthology are open from 1 November 2022 until 1 December 2022. (midnight) GMT.                                                                                                                        Submission Guidelines…become a “songbird”
1. Please send your work in the body of an email only, with no attachments, and include your country, name, and email address.
2. Works that have never been previously published will be considered “first”, and works posted online, in print, on social media sites, blogs, or websites, will then be considered, but please list where they appeared).
3. Works submitted elsewhere simultaneously will not be considered.
4. Please submit either haiku or tanka, or a combination of both. No set theme or season, and no limit to the number of submissions.
5. Works must be submitted in English, no special syllable or word count   is required, however a “songlike” short, long, short rhythm for haiku, and an s,l,s,l, long for tanka is preferable.
6. Poets should be open to discussing constructive suggestions.
7. Works that will not be considered:

Mainstream short-form poems
Linked verse
Rhymed poetry         
Tanka Art
Tanka prose

Response Time: Within a week of submitting, and if you don’t hear by then, please resend.   Submit your work with the subject heading of SONGBIRDS SUBMISSIONS to an’ya by sending to:   theunitedhaikuandtankasociety at gmail dot com
Open to British Haiku Society members and non-members.

Minimum payment £5.50 for three entries of haiku, tanka or haibun, up to £15.40 for twelve entries.

Full details here
The Haiku Reader Anthology, edited by Alan Summers, calls for nominations of your favourite haiku from this year, including your own! (either published or unpublished) Each time you nominate one of your own haiku from this year, you should nominate six published haiku (or unpublished haiku with permission given) by other poets: three from a print journal plus three from online journals. 

Full details are at:

Two sections:

Your photo—Take a photo and combine it with a haiku, addressing the theme of “the sea”
“The sea” theme must be in either the photo or the haiku or both. Unlimited entries.

Set photo—respond to a given photo prompt; one entry per image in two categories
The submission period for the 2024 calendar is now open.
Please see the entry guidelines for details.
(Deadline for sending entries: January 31, 2023.)


£400/US $600 total prize money.

12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2024. 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.

Entry fees

The entry fees for The Haiku Calendar Competition are:

£10/US $15 for up to 4 haiku;

£20/US $30 for up to 12 haiku.
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