The Challenge for our Autumn 2014 Issue:
Concrete Haiku!

Our Challenge themes have tended to be season words or haiku topics, but Anita Virgil's wee frog in this issue's experimental section has inspired us to offer you something more experimental. Click here for resources about concrete haiku.

Be creative and explore any approach to concrete poetry that inspires you, though the text of your concrete poem should be a haiku or any of the related short forms, including senryu, tanka, haibun, or short renku. Use whatever software you like to create the image though do understand that .DOC and other text-based files will be exported to jpeg format. Please follow our guidelines in preparing your submission.


Guidelines for Submission, Copyright, Etc.

  • Our maximum image size is 650 pixels high or wide, and 72 pixels per inch resolution. Larger files will be resized.
  • Submissions should be unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. This includes not only publication in online and print journals but also works displayed where others can access them on social media, personal web pages, online photo albums, blogs, and at online workshop groups and forums.
  • Submissions must be the work of the submitting author[s]/artist[s]. While we do not require letters of permission, submission constitutes the understanding that all parties agree to publication.
  • Copyright to all work published by Haigaonline is held by the artists and authors. Nothing in the issue may be copied, reproduced or republished without their written permission. Artists and authors are free to republish work when the issue is no longer current, but agree as a condition of acceptance to credit Haigaonline as the first place of publication.

The deadline for submission to the Concrete Haiku Challenge is 1 August 2014. Email submissions with the subject header "Concrete Haiku Challenge" to



Editor's Note: We won't be having the Haiku this Haiga feature in the Autumn 2014 issue, but look for it to return in future issues.

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