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International Katherine Mansfield 100 Festival
* Online *
17-19 November 2023
(9am-3
pm NZ Time + Repeat 12 hours later at 9pm-3am)
KM100NZ
presents

KM100NZ International Haiku Competition

Open

15 July - 15 September 2023
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To celebrate the Centenary of NZ writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), an International Haiku Competition will take place 15 July - 15 September 2023.

It is divided into two sections, one for adults aged 21 years and over, and the other for junior poets aged 20 years and younger.

With enough submissions we will be able to include honorable mentions.

The deadline is midnight of 15 September 2023, NZ time.

(No submission fee)

Judges: Alan Peat
 (UK) for Adult Division
&
Zoe Grant (NZ) for Junior Division



*Note: All submissions will be considered for
the 2023 KM100NZ Haiku Anthology, and the prize winners will be invited to read their haiku at the festival 

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(ADULT SECTION)
21 YEARS OLD AND OVER


SUBMISSION
GUIDELINES

Each poet is to submit only ONE unpublished haiku

* No submission fee

* Submit to 
km100nz.haiku@gmail.com

with your full name and country in the subject
(For example: Sherry Grant, New Zealand)


* Include your full name, country of residence, short bio (100 words and under) and a recent headshot photo with your submission, please everything (except for photo) sent in the email as text. For the bio please use third person. 

* The main theme is LONELINESS however any theme inspired by Katherine Mansfield's life or works will be accepted. Please include the source of your inspiration when you can. (For example: inspired by KM March 19, 1915 letter to J. Murray -- a lot of Katherine Mansfield's original literary works can be viewed for free online)

* Even though shorter haiku are preferable, 5-7-5 are also allowed. A haiku can be 1, 2, 3 or 4 lines long even though the 3-line version is the most common one.
All varieties will be accepted.

* We love translations! Please include any ONE other language translation of your poem (submission must be in English and at most one other language) and clearly state what language it is. You may ask a friend to help with the translation but please credit their name.

Good luck!

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(JUNIOR SECTION)
20 YEARS OLD AND UNDER


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Each poet is to sub
mit only ONE unpublished haiku

* No submission fee

* Submit to 
km100nz.haiku@gmail.com
with your full name, age and country in the subject
(For example: Zoe Grant, 9 Years Old, New Zealand) 


* Include your full name, age and country of residence (no bio or headshot photo needed) 

* The main theme is LONELINESS however any theme inspired by Katherine Mansfield's life or works will be accepted. Please include the source of your inspiration when you can but this is optional for the junior submission. (For example: inspired by KM March 19, 1915 letter to J. Murray -- a lot of Katherine Mansfield's original literary works can be viewed for free online) 

* Even though shorter haiku are preferable, 5-7-5 are
 also allowed. A haiku can be 1, 2, 3 or 4 lines long even though the 3-line version is the most common one.All varieties will be accepted. For junior submission we recommend 3-line haiku

* We love
translations! Please include any ONE other language translation of your poem (submission must be in English and at most one other language) and clearly state what language it is. This is optional for junior submission and for the translation into another language (or into English from another language), adult assistance is permitted, but the haiku must be written by the poet in one language and translation assisted by an adult is ok.

Good luck!

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Judge:
Alan Peat (UK)
(ADULT DIVISIO
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ALAN PEAT is an English author and haiku poet. His poetry first appeared in the international tanka anthology, ‘In the ship’s wake’ (Iron Press 2000) In 2021 he placed third in the International Golden Triangle Haiku contest; second in the New Zealand International Haiku contest, and placed both first and second (with Sherry Grant, and Pris Campbell) in the Otoroshi Rengay contest. 

In 2022 he was runner up in the British Haiku Society, Ken and Norah Jones Haibun Award; honourable mention in the Haiku Poets of North California International Haibun contest; second in the Sandford Goldstein international tanka contest; second in the Heliosparrow semagram contest, and joint third place in the 2022 Time Haiku ekphrastic haibun contest. He was also guest author at Cornell University’s Mann Library for the month of October (2022). In 2023 he won a Touchstone Award (haibun) and another of his haibun has been turned into a film for the HNA Haibun film festival.  He was also joint winner of the 2023 Time Haiku ekphrastic haibun contest.

 

A collaborative collection of surreal haibun, Barking At The Coming Rain, (Alba Publishing) written with Réka Nyitrai has just been published.

He currently resides in Biddulph, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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Judge: Zoe Grant (NZ)
(JUNIOR DIVISION)






 

 

 










Zoe Grant is an award-winning nine-year-old haiku poet from New Zealand. At the age of six, she co-authored and illustrated 'Bat Girl', a poetry book written for children. In 2021 (aged seven), Zoe won the first prize at the International NZPS Haiku Competition (School/Junior Section). Her haiku and rengay are widely published in many international journals/anthologies. Zoe has not only collaborated with her mother Sherry Grant but also with renowned haiku poet friends around the world.

 

Zoe and Sherry host the International Rengay Gathering twice a year (2 sessions each time to cater for different time zones) and together they were guest editors for Haiku Dialogue in December 2022 on the theme of "Childhood Memories". During the International Scriabin 150 Festival in 2022, Zoe recited 250 short form poems by 250 haiku poets over 3 days at lunch breaks. Zoe is the co-editor of Haiku Zoo Journal (for young poets 20 years and younger), Raining Rengay and co-judged the First Sri Lankan Haiku Contest in 2023.

 

The mother-daughter duo has appeared in numerous interviews (UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and NZ) over the last 3 years, and they co-presented at the first Haiku Down Under Online Conference (2022) as well as the Katherine Mansfield Symposium in Wellington, NZ (2023). Zoe loves writing, singing, playing the flute and dancing ballet. She has recently illustrated Sherry's new book 'Being Katherine' with 6 haiga.

 


 

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