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50 Haikus 38

A project of Prolific Press (see other related projects).


50 Haikus is a literary journal featuring only Haiku poetry in open form. Each issue contains exactly 50 Haiku poems by established and emerging poets. It is interesting to note that the word Haiku is both singular and plural. We selected the “50 Haikus” name because our editor’s son always called his first poetry book, his “Haikus Book” (Hi-Kuz) and that was adorable enough to remember. The art of Haiku spans centuries and extends itself to all countries, originally revered by Japanese poets and now enjoyed by the whole world. Haiku themes are traditionally based in nature, but today all themes are practiced and accepted. Although it is common to find constrained forms of Haiku, counting morae and marking the kigo etc., 50 Haikus looks only to the content of the poem. We want short lines with meaning. Poems should say a great deal in what amounts to a handful of words.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Poetry Open

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Haiku (or related).
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
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Token payment (under US$5 per poem) Royalties Token payment (under US$5 per poem). Royalties.
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Last Updated: 01 Aug 2022
Last Checked: 27 Jul 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Mar 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Dec 2013

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