Attention Poets:

Who’s ready to write some Haibun POETRY?

Not sure how to write a Haibun Poem? Click HERE.

So, Here’s the scoop on this contest:

The Submission Period and Deadline are 1st September – 15th December 2019. 

Please do “not” use the cattails submissions guidelines for contests.

RESULTS: The names of winners (only) will be notified by email and the winning poems will be published with the Judge’s commentary in an upcoming issue of Seedpods, our e-newsletter.

To receive a copy of Seedpods, please join UHTS by contacting our Secretary, Iliyana Stoyanova at, with the subject heading “UHTS MEMBERSHIP”.

Marianna Monaco

Specific Guidelines for The “Samurai” Haibun Competition

GENERAL: Please email your submissions in English in the body of an email (only) directly to, with the words “UHTS “Samurai” contest” in the subject header, and include your name, country, and email address.

Do “not” use the cattails Submissions guidelines for contests.

Submission Period and Deadline: September 1-December 15 of each year.

SUBMISSIONS: Submit up to three entries, entries must be the original work of the author, be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere for the entire time period it takes to complete the judging. This contest is not themed and is open to all age groups worldwide.

FORMATTING: If a poem is submitted in more than one language, we will be delighted. Please put the poem in English first, and then below that, put the poem in the other language. (Do not put the poems side by side). This will greatly facilitate the recording of your poems by the contest coordinator. If you have any problems sending your submissions by email, please let our contest coordinator know.

NOTIFICATION: The winners (only) will be notified. If you do not hear anything back from us by February 1, your entries are automatically free for you to submit elsewhere.

Get on it! Write some Haibun Poetry!


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