Haiku & Tanka - The Selections

A selection of submitted haiku and tanka appears in every issue of Sommergras magazine. Participation is not restricted to members of the DHG. Each author can submit up to 6 own submissions - Haiku (max. 3) and Tanka (max. 3) in German (also in other languages, then with German translation).

  • Each member of the DHG has the option of naming a haiku or tanka, which should be published on a member's page if the jury disregards it.
  • The haiku and tanka of the jury selection will be published in alphabetical order of the author's surname, regardless of the number of points achieved.
  • The jury consists of three judges who evaluate the anonymized entries.
  • The members of the selection group do not submit their own texts. Only previously unpublished works can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums and workshops etc.).
  • The selection will be presented online at the beginning of March, June, September and December, as well as included in the quarterly DHG magazine SOMMERGRAS.
  • A maximum of three works by each author per selection will be published.
  • With the submission, the author declares that the texts come from himself. All rights remain with the authors. The three-member jury is made up of alternating DHG members.
  • Petra Klingl is in charge. Please submit your contributions via »this online form by mail to: Petra Klingl, Wansdorfer Steig 17, 13587 Berlin

“You can submit haiku and tanka here

Haiku and Tanka selection June 2022

A total of 213 haiku by 76 authors and 50 tanka by 24 authors were submitted for this selection. The submission deadline was April 15, 2022. These texts were anonymized by me before the selection process began. Each member of the DHG has the opportunity to nominate a submission that should be published on a separate member page if the jury does not consider it. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). No simultaneous submissions please! Please make sure to collect all haiku/tanka in one process using the online form on the DHG website

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Haiku and Tanka Selections March 2022

A total of 244 haiku by 87 authors and 68 tanka by 35 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was January 15, 2022. These texts were anonymised by me before the selection process began. Each member of the DHG has the opportunity to nominate a submission that should be published on a separate member page if the jury does not consider it. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). No simultaneous submissions please! Please fill in all haiku/tanka collected in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO

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Haiku and Tanka Picks December 2021

A total of 226 haiku by 80 authors and 68 tanka by 29 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for submissions was October 15, 2021. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every DHG member has the option of naming a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). Please no simultaneous submissions! Please collect all Haiku / Tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO HAIKU

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Haiku and Tanka Picks September 2021

A total of 181 haiku by 65 authors and 55 tanka by 23 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2021. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). Please no simultaneous submissions! Please collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO HAIKU

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2021

A total of 247 haiku by 93 authors and 69 tanka by 29 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was April 15, 2021. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every DHG member has the opportunity to name a submission which, if the jury does not consider it, should be published on its own member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). Please no simultaneous submissions! Please collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HALLO HAIKU

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Haiku and Tanka Selections March 2021

A total of 279 haiku by 103 authors and 59 tanka by 26 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was January 15, 2021. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on its own member page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). Please no simultaneous submissions! Please collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO HAIKU

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Haiku and Tanka Picks December 2020

A total of 266 haiku from 97 authors and 56 tanka from 24 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was October 15, 2020. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). Please no simultaneous submissions! Please collect all Haiku / Tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO

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Haiku and Tanka Picks September 2020

A total of 275 haiku by 102 authors and 63 tanka by 25 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2020. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). No simultaneous submissions, please! Please collect all Haiku / Tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2020

A total of 261 haiku from 96 authors and 59 tanka from 27 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was April 15, 2020. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HALLO HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.). No simultaneous submissions, please! Please collect all Haiku / Tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website HELLO

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2020

A total of 239 haiku from 86 authors and 34 tanka from 19 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2020. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Each member of the DHG has the option of naming a submission that should be published on the member's own page if the jury disregards it. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, social media and workshops etc.). No simultaneous submissions please! Please enter all haiku / tanka collected in one process in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-vergleich/ Otherwise by email to:

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2019

A total of 242 haiku by 92 authors and 48 tanka by 25 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was October 15, 2019. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, social media and workshops, etc.). Please preferably enter all haiku / tanka collected in one process in the online form on the DHG website: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ The next deadline for the haiku / tanka selection

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2019

A total of 230 haiku from 83 authors and 37 tanka from 20 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2019. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. Every member of the DHG has the opportunity to name a submission which, if not considered by the jury, should be published on a separate member's page. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, social media and workshops, etc.). Please preferably enter all haiku / tanka collected in one process in the online form on the DHG website: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ The next deadline for the

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