Haiku the Times Contest

Writers are usually paid by the word, but what if a brief was to write just syllables?

In today’s time demanding world, maybe that’s just what we need, eh?

So for this contest, we ask you to write a haiku about the state of the world or any aspect of it.

What’s a Haiku Again?

Just a refresher about a haiku. Three lines, first line 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables, third line 5 syllables. Check here for more info on haiku writing and some examples of haiku.

So once you have your haiku, what to do with it?

Submit it here: https://ghostwoodsbooks.submittable.com/submit/84930/haiku-the-times-contest

Contest ends May 17.

Winner will be chosen by the Ghostwoods Books staff and will receive a copy of Haunted Futures and maybe other things.

Author Reuben Miles answers kids’ questions

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Haiku the Times: And the winners are…

Many thanks to all the participants. We were very impressed by the genuine feeling of all the haiku submitted. Here are our favorites and the reasoning behind our decisions. LILY sea brings back to shore boy bloated like closed lily life never unfurled by Samuel Son Samuel’s poem made us think of regugee children recently […]

Haiku the Times: First Round

We had so many great entries, it’s really challenging to narrow them down, so we’ve started by selecting a group of our favorites. We’ll choose the final winners from this group. You have not made this easy on us at all. But here are the first round selection. You will notice that a few of […]