A popular form with dedicated poets and casual readers, the deceptively-simple haiku is notoriously difficult to perfect, but that's your challenge for this month's poetry competition
The first prize winning entry will be awarded £100 and there is a runners-up prizes of £25 with both winning haiku being published in Writing Magazine.
How To Enter:
A haiku is a Japanese form, dating back to the sixteenth century, of seventeen syllables across three lines – the number of syllables in each line being: five-seven-five. There are other forms of haiku, but for the purposes of this competition we are calling for the five-seven-five syllable form.
The closing date is 14 July.
Entry Price: £4.00