The Touchstone Awards have expanded: this year we have added a Touchstone Award for Individual Haibun!
Please send us two of your favorite haibun, one of which may be your own. Nominated haibun must have been published for the first time in 2022 and may have appeared in a book, print or online journal, or the results of a haibun contest. The Touchstones are awards, not contests, so only work published in these ways is eligible.
We invite you to participate using our online form. (Please note, this is the only way to submit nominations! Do not post haibun in the Comments.)
Nominations will be accepted until December 31. The form will ask you to provide the full text of each nominated haibun, along with complete citations: journal name plus volume and issue number, or complete citation of the contest with a link to results if possible (and please, no acronyms!). Work by the award coordinator and panelists is not eligible for consideration.
In addition to your nominations, we have solicited nominations from journal editors of notable work they have published during the award year.
You can find more information about the award, eligibility, and this year’s panel at the Touchstone Haibun Awards information page.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Coordinator, Touchstone Awards for Individual Haibun