Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Call for Haiku Submissions

Send your best, preferably published haiku (please provide publication credits) or new work and a bio sketch (75 words max.) with the subject heading "Published or Unpublished Haiku, Your Name, Submitted Date" to Chen-ou Liu, Blog Editor and Translator via email at neverendingstory_haiku(at)  And place your haiku directly in the body of the email. DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS.

No more than 20 haiku per submission and no simultaneous submissions. And please wait for at least four months for another new submission. Deadline: December 1, 2013.

Please note that only those whose haiku are selected for publication will be notified within two months, and that no other notification will be sent out, so your works are automatically freed up after two months to submit elsewhere. 

The accepted haiku will be translated into Chinese and posted on NeverEnding Story and Twitter (You are welcome to follow me on NeverEnding Story, or on Twitter at @storyhaikutanka or @ericcoliu). Of them, the best 66 haiku will be included in the anthology, which is scheduled to be published in April of 2014, and the best of the best haiku of 2013 will be rewarded $CAD 50 and the poet will be given a 3-page space to feature the best haiku of his/her choice. For those whose haiku are included in the anthology, each  will receive a copy of its e-book edition.

A haiku is an imaginative lotus pond with the real frog in it. -- Chen-ou Liu


  1. Oh, congratulations on your new endeavor, Chen-ou, and all my best wishes.

  2. This is exciting, Chen-ou. I will send you some work for consideration! :)


  3. Marion:

    Look forward to reading your work.