Dear Friends of the Akita International Haiku Network, Thank you for your enthusiasm and support these past 10 years. During these 10 years, we feel as though we have helped spread the joy and satisfaction of composing haiku to people all over the word—whether that may be in Japanese, English, Russian, or any other of … Continue reading An End to our Annual Haiku Contests
Serow Volume 5 featuring the winners of the 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest is now available online! Volume 5 also features photo haiku and reviews of current haiku collections. CLICK HERE
We are now accepting BOOK reviews for Serow, Volume 5! The book can be a collection of haiku, poetry related to haiku, other Japanese poetic forms, or general books about writing poetry. **The book you review must have been published in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022.** **We DO NOT accept reviews of other haiku journals.** … Continue reading Call for Haiku Book Reviews
(日本語は下です) The editors of Serow: Journal of the Akita International Haiku Network are now accepting HAIGA 俳画 submissions to be included in our next edition, Serow Vol. 5, which will be published in early spring 2022. • HAIGA may be a collaborative effort (for example a poet, an artist, and/or a calligrapher). In such cases, … Continue reading Call for HAIGA/ Photo-Haiku
It is with great excitement that I announce the winners of the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest. The poets listed below along with some articles about haiku and haiku poets, photo haiku & modern haiga, and book reviews from around the world will be featured in Serow, Volume 5, which is due to come … Continue reading Results of the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest
Thank you to all the participants of this year's annual haiku contest. The "winning" haiku will be announced on Monday, December 20th! Please accept my apologies for the delay. The sheer number of entries was overwhelming, and our judges need just a little more time to read them carefully. —Ben
On behalf of the Akita International Haiku Network, THANK YOU to all the poets who submitted haiku to our 2021 haiku contest. There were nearly 500 submissions from over a dozen countries. The contest judges are now reading your haiku carefully. We hope to notify you of the results by the end of December. Please … Continue reading Update: 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest (2021)
Thank you for your support! The 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest is now CLOSED to new submissions. 535 poets from all over the world submitted haiku to this year's contest. We, the Akita International Haiku Association, are truly honored to receive their haiku and are grateful that the poets shared them with us. Timeline of … Continue reading CLOSED: 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest
2021年度秋田国際俳句コンテスト応募要項 Please read carefully: The Akita International Haiku Network welcomes submissions to its 10th annual HAIKU contest! The organizers hope that this contest will serve as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding among people from all over the world, and promote Japan's traditional poetic form of HAIKU. We also hope that this contest will continue … Continue reading 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest—Call for Haiku!
The Akita International Haiku Network is happy to announce that volume 4 of our haiku journal Serow is just released! We know many people were eagerly awaiting it and we wholeheartedly apologize for taking so long to publish it. We planned to finish it in April, but alas, that was not to be.Please visit the … Continue reading Serow Volume 4!