Haiku Form

This spring night

United under the same

Big moon

This is my first nontraditional haiku. This time I did not follow the 5-7-5 form, that I followed in my first collection of haiku: “Travel Haiku.”

How do you prefer to write your haiku? I welcome your feedback!

Haiku Books

The British Haiku Society is dedicating the month of February to haiku books. Visit their Facebook page to discover new collections of haiku:


Some include: Stepping Stones: a way into haiku, by Martin Lucas and Haiku: one breath poetry, by Naomi Wakan. What is your favorite book of haiku?

Free Writing Contests in 2020

This is a list of some of the free writing contests that I am considering entering in 2020:

The César Egido Serrano Flash Fiction Competition

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

The Narrative Prize

The Bacopa Literary Review

Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing

Me&MyLife New Talents

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Best Translated Book Award

Translation Fellowship

Little Tokyo Historical Society

Binghamton University Book Awards

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Raiziss/De Palchi Book Prize

Nelson Algren Short Story Award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award

Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards

Drue Heinz Literature Prize