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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Here's your Haiku chance

The Creatrix selectors for haiku are Rose van Son, Meryl Manoy, Amanda Joy, and Gary De Piazzi.
Founding members of Creatrix Online Haiku Journal: Maureen Sexton, John Bird, Nicholas Barwel
To avoid disappointment, please follow the submission guidelines.


  • Publication submissions are accepted from financial WA Poets Inc members and others interested in writing haiku
  • Submissions of up to 10 haiku per person accepted for each issue.
  • Email your submission to with ‘haiku submission’ and your surname in the subject line, with all haiku in the body of the email only (i.e. no attachments).


  • Brevity is the key in haiku. Around 12 syllables or less is ideal, but we accept up to 17 syllables.
  • In 1, 2, 3 or possibly 4 lines. Three lines is the most common setting in English language haiku.
  • That preferably does not use poetic tools, such as simile, metaphor, rhyming, punctuation (except perhaps a dash to mark a grammatical break), capital letters (except Proper nouns), titles, personification, abstract images and language.
  • Haiku capture a moment in time, therefore need to be written in present tense.
  • That preferably infers an awe or a reverence of nature and uses a nature reference, however, we also accept modern haiku that doesn’t necessarily refer to nature.
  • That relates to the senses.
  • Juxtaposition of two images is preferable, but we will accept single image haiku.
  • We are looking for the ‘aha’ factor.
  • We also accept senryu, which is similar to haiku, but emphasises humour and human foibles instead of seasons.
  • For more information on how to write haiku and what the editors are looking for, go to the Haiku Information section by clicking here.


  • 10th February for the March issue
  • 10th May for the June issue
  • 10th August for the September issue
  • 10th November for the December issue
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