Sponsor: Haiku Poets of Northern California
Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka: In hand, October 31, 2004
Rengay: In hand, November 30, 2004
All entries must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere. There is no limit to the number of submissions. A first prize of $100 will be awarded in each of the four categories. Second and third prizes of $50 and $25 will be awarded for Haiku only. Contest results will be announced at the first HPNC meeting in January. All rights revert to authors after the contest results are announced. Winning poems will be published in the Spring/Summer issue of Mariposa, the membership journal of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. This contest is open to all except the HPNC president and, for their respective categories, the contest coordinators and the judges (who will remain anonymous until after the competition.)
Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka Submission Guidelines
Type or print each entry on two 3 x 5 cards. In the upper left corner of each card identify its category as Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka. On the back of one card only, print your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (optional). The entry fee is $1.00 per poem. Send haiku, senryu and tanka submissions, along with entry fee, to HPNC, c/o David Grayson, 9874 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.
Rengay Submission Guidelines
All rengay must be titled. For two people (Poet A and Poet B) follow this linked format: 3 lines/Poet A, 2 lines/Poet B, 3/A, 3/B, 2/A, 3/B. For three poets (A, B, and C) the format is: 3 lines/A, 2 lines/B, 3 lines/C, 2/A, 3/B, 2/C. Type or print each rengay on three letter-size sheets. Include full authorship information, stanza by stanza, as well as all poets' names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (optional) on one copy only. On the other two copies, mark stanzas with letters only (poet A, poet B, poet C) to indicate the sequence of authorship. The entry fee is $5 per rengay. Send rengay submissions, along with entry fee, to HPNC, c/o Fay Aoyagi, 930 Pine Street, #105, San Francisco CA 94108.
Make checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars to "Haiku Poets of Northern California (HPNC)." Cash (in U.S. currency) is OK. Enclose a business-size SASE (U.S. first class postage or an IRC) for notification of contest winners. No entries will be returned, with the exception that late submissions, or those received without payment, will be returned using your SASE; without an SASE these entries will be discarded. Thank you for participating in this contest.