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.
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 Haiku must be your own original work, unpublished (in print or online, in forums or blogs, Facebook pages and groups etc.)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 of 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For Issue 3 we will be looking for previously unpublished haiku sharing your observations and interactions with insects, animals, birds or fish. Species definitions do not matter here; amoeba, spiders, butterflies, molluscs, whales, coral reefs, ecosystems and our own animal nature all lie within our scope. We prefer haiku compatible with an appreciation of all with whom we cohabit the earth. Our focus will be on Australian fauna as well as introduced species that now feature in the Australian context.
Haiku submissions for Echidna Tracks Issue 3 are now closed.