The competition is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who entered, because your contributions will have made the competition a great success.
Alongside the competition is a book project, and we will, over the coming weeks, contact entrants and ask for any personal note about the seasonal aspect they can add around their haiku.
A book that will include many of the competition entries alongside invited haiku will be produced by the Summer of 2016. We are very excited about this!
The book about the essence of Summer:
The Competition was open to ALL countries worldwide.
Let us know what you think is Summer, or something similar, if you live somewhere without a "Summer" such as India or Africa. We invite you to submit on anything that says Summer to you, or its nearest equivalent.
The competition accepted both published and unpublished haiku. Published haiku could be from any year.
All approaches to haiku were accepted.
Writers have until February 15th 2015 to submit haiku and writers notes.
Judge: Alan Summers
Japan Times award-winning writer, and Pushcart Prize nominated poet. (Weblink: http://area17.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/entry-details-that-wed-like-for-haiku.html Scroll down for bio)
You can send these notes either with your haiku submission, or separately at a later time, but before February 15th 2015.
You can even email or drop a comment in that post about a feature you might like to see in the final book. The book is all about each individual's voice, and how we all experience the Summer season.
Click here to learn a little more:
"Capturing the essence of Summer worldwide"
With Words is working on the anthology throughout Autumn/Winter 2015 and into the Summer of 2016.
Watch this space!