Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat: Haiku/Senryu Competition

Deadline: 31 Mar 2019

To celebrate Poetry Day in Ireland, Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat in Beara, West Cork, is organising and sponsoring a haiku/senryu writing competition. They are looking forward to your joining the celebration with your entry.

Please submit up to three previously unpublished and original haiku (nature based) and/or senryu (human nature based) to Poetry Day Competition at The Subject Line must read ‘Poetry Day Competition’. Please include contact details only on your cover email; each entry should be submitted in a Word doc or PDF with no identifying information and the contact info either in the body of the email or in a separate document.

First Prize: A week's all-inclusive retreat at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat Runners Up: A collection of haiku/senryu books published by Alba Publishing

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Winners Announced: 2 May 2019

Judges: Maeve O'Sullivan and Kim Richardson

You may find the following resources, and guidelines for writing haiku, of interest:

The Judges: Maeve O’Sullivan works in further education in Dublin. Her poems and haiku have been widely published, anthologized, awarded and translated. She has published four collections with Alba Publishing: Initial Response, Vocal Chords, A Train Hurtles West and Elsewhere. Maeve is a founder of the Hibernian Poetry Workshop and Haiku Ireland and performs with the Poetry Divas. She also leads workshops in haiku and writes book reviews for various literary journals. Kim Richardson works in publishing and lives near London, England. He mostly writes and publishes haiku and haibun, his work appearing regularly in haikai journals. He has also had work anthologised and is a past winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award. Double Rainbow (2005) – co-authored with Maeve O’Sullivan – and Night Ferry (2018, shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2018) constitute his published collections.