|Image above: "Crow and Persimmon" sumi painting by Kaji Aso © 1995|
2017 Kaji Aso Studio HAIKU CONTEST
First Prize is $300; Second Prize: $150; Third Prize: $75; Senryu Prize: $75.
You may send as many haiku or senryu as you like at $2 each: type or neatly print your submissions (you may put them all on a single sheet if you wish). If you send senryu, please mark them as such. Be sure to include your email address and/or an SASE so that we can notify you of the results! Please send all entries to: Kaji Aso Studio, 40 Saint Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115 USA
You may also send your entries by email and pay vial Paypal. Simply go to www.kajiasostudio.com to the Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest page, where you will find a Paypal button and instructions on how to use it to provide the fees for the contest. Then send your haiku to the Kaji Aso Studio at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write HAIKU CONTEST in the title line. When both your haiku and payment are received, your haiku will be officially entered into the contest. All entries should be unpublished and not under consideration for publication or by another contest.
You can see the winning entries from 2016 and previous years at www.kajiasostudio.com
All entries must be mailed by APRIL 15, 2017. All rights revert to the authors after June, 2017 when the winners will be announced.
If you would like to see what kind of haiku we’re writing up Boston way, check out Biting The Sun, the twenty-fifth anniversary anthology of The Boston Haiku Society. It includes 18 haiku each from twenty-seven of its main members, haiku on the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as essays on the history of the BHS and on the art of haiku itself. It is available at the Kaji Aso Studio and from Amazon.com.