The United Haiku & Tanka Society (UHTS) Poetry Contest Information

UHTS offers an opportunity for poets to submit their poetry to various contests throughout the year. I’ve copied the information from the UHTS site, HERE.

HERE is the link for the Contests on their website.

ALL serious poets should consider submitting their work to these contests. ❤ What are you waiting for?

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Contest Submission Guidelines

General Submission Guidelines for all Contests

RESULTS: The names of winners (only) will be notified by email, shortly after the deadline, and the winning poems will be published with the Judge’s commentary in an upcoming issue of Seedpods, our email newsletter. To receive a copy of Seedpods, please join UHTS by contacting our Secretary, Iliyana Stoyanova at uhts_secretary@fastmail.co.uk, with the subject heading “UHTS MEMBERSHIP”.

SPONSOR: United Haiku and Tanka Society.

COORDINATOR: Marianna Monaco, USA.

ADJUDICATION: Names of the judges will be announced concurrently with the winners.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to the public and all UHTS members, but not to UHTS Officers, Team Members, the contest coordinator, or judges.
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THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE.

Specific Guidelines for: The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest (the Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial Awards)

GENERAL: Please email your submissions in English in the body of an email (only) directly to Marianna.Monaco@gmail.com, with the words “UHTS “aha” 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: January 1-April 15 of each year.

SUBMISSIONS: There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first 10 poems will be entered. Entries must be the original work of the author, be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere for the entire time period it takes to complete the judging. If a submitter discovers after the fact that a poem has already been published, let us know and we will pull the poem from the contest. No revisions or replacements will be accepted. 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 June 1, your entries are automatically free for you to submit elsewhere.

Specific Guidelines for : The “Fleeting Words” Tanka Competition

GENERAL: Please email your submissions in English in the body of an email (only) directly to Marianna.Monaco@gmail.com, with the words “UHTS “Fleeting Words” 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: May 1-August 15 of each year.

SUBMISSIONS: There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first 10 poems will be entered. 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. If a submitter discovers after the fact that a poem has already been published, let us know and we will pull the poem from the contest. No revisions or replacements will be accepted. 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 October 1, your entries are automatically free for you to submit elsewhere.

Specific Guidelines for The “Samurai” Haibun Competition

GENERAL: Please email your submissions in English in the body of an email (only) directly to Marianna.Monaco@gmail.com, 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.

15 thoughts on “The United Haiku & Tanka Society (UHTS) Poetry Contest Information

          1. The punctuation part is really important. I’m working on a post for Wednesday. I want to share some of the winning poetry from the early UHTS contest so everyone can see what the judges look for. ❤

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