Anybody can submit work that is relevant to Australia – but, as this is a website for the collection of Australian haiku, the work we are looking for will come out of an authentic experience of either living in or visiting Australia. See About Echidna Tracks
Submissions will only be received during the months of April and October.
A link to a submission form will be available from this page during those months.
We sometimes publish haiku with an accompanying image, at the discretion of the editors. Images are a response to the haiku; they are not intended to be haiga. If you do not wish your haiku to be accompanied by an image, please indicate this when you make your submission.
You are invited to submit up to five (5) haiku in one submission on the topic advertised. Haiku must be your own original work, unpublished (in print or online, in forums or blogs, Facebook pages and groups etc) and not under consideration elsewhere.
Make only one submission, containing all the haiku you are submitting.
Include your name and country of residence. If not currently living in Australia, let us know your connection.
Poets will be notified of acceptances (only) within three weeks of the closing date for submissions. If you have not heard from us by then, you may consider your work free to send elsewhere.
Selected haiku will be posted on the website individually over the following months—so keep checking in to enjoy the work of others and to see when your selection appears. If you ‘follow’ the website by email, you will receive a notification when each new haiku is posted.
For Issue 9 of Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku we invite your best and previously unpublished haiku and senryu on the theme of Journeys. These may relate to journeys near and far, within and without. They might pertain to geographical travels, trips abroad, down memory lane or into interesting reaches of mind and imagination. They might be shared or personal, brief or lifelong. Share the sights, sounds and scents… stir our thoughts and feelings, take us somewhere intriguing— move us, because the journey has been, or is, a moving one for you…
The submission period for Issue 9 will be throughout April 2022. Please read the guidelines carefully. We look forward to your submissions. A link to the submissions form will be available form this page during April 2022.