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 Haiku must be your own original work, unpublished (in print or online, in forums or blogs, Facebook pages and groups etc.)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.
May 2018: Echidna Tracks Issue 1: Places We Live: Cities, Suburbs, Towns.
Entries have now closed for the first issue. Haiku selected for the first issue will start to appear on 23 June 2018 and be posted daily.
Issue 2: Landscapes
For this issue we invite (original, previously unpublished) haiku that respond to aspects of the rich and various landscapes of the Australian continent — from its costal environments to its desert interior, its many kinds of forests, wetlands, rivers, bushland and landforms. We look forward to receiving haiku that share your moments of heightened awareness and deep connection with these natural places.
A link to the collection form for Issue 2 will appear here on 1 October and will be available for submission of haiku throughout the month of October.