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 the order of the points scored.
  • 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 Only previously unpublished works can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums and workshops etc.).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 2020

A total of 261 haiku from 96 authors and 59 tanka from 27 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for submissions was April 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 Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, including the forums on HI HAIKU, social media and workshops, etc.).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 from 92 authors and 48 tanka from 25 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was October 15, 2019. 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.). Please preferably collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ The next closing date 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 deadline for entries was July 15, 2019. These texts were anonymized by me 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.). Please preferably collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ The next closing date for the

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2019

A total of 229 haiku by 79 authors and 36 tanka by 21 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was April 15, 2019. 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.). Please preferably collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ The next closing date for the

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2019

A total of 240 haiku from 83 authors and 38 tanka from 21 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2019. 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 (this also applies to publications in blogs, forums, social media and workshops, etc.) Please do not submit any simultaneous submissions! Please preferably collect all haiku / tanka in one process in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-wahl/ Otherwise by email to:

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2018

A total of 226 haiku from 82 authors and 38 tanka from 26 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was October 15, 2018. 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 preferably enter the haiku / tanka yourself in the online form on the DHG website: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-vergleich/ Otherwise by email to: auswahlen@deutschehaikugesellschaft.de Der

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2018

The Haiku and Tanka selection September 2018 A total of 175 haiku from 61 authors and 31 Tanka from 19 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was July 15, 2018. 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 preferably enter the haiku / tanka in the online form on the DHG website itself: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-vergleich/

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2018

A total of 223 haiku by 78 authors and 42 tanka by 26 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for submissions was April 15, 2018. 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 preferably enter the haiku / tanka yourself in the online form on the DHG website: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-vergleich/ Otherwise by email to: auswahlen@deutschehaikugesellschaft.de The next one

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2018

224 haiku by 79 authors and 44 tanka by 26 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was January 15, 2018. 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 preferably enter the haiku / tanka yourself in the online form on the DHG website: deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/haiku-und-tanka-die-vergleich/ Otherwise by email to: auswahlen@deutschehaikugesellschaft.de The next one

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2017

A total of 199 haiku by 73 authors and 30 tanka by 18 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was October 15, 2017. 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 their own member page if the respective jury does not consider it. Only previously unpublished texts can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums, social media and workshops, etc.). No simultaneous submissions please! There is also the possibility to enter the haiku / tanka yourself: DHG website / activities / haiku tanka selection / online form or please send to:

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2017

A total of 188 haiku and 36 tanka were submitted by 71 authors for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2017. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. The jury consisted of Ramona Linke, Ruth Guggenmos-Walter and Peter Wißmann. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected texts - 43 haiku and 6 tanka - are published in alphabetical order of the author's names. Up to max. two haiku and two tanka per author added. "A haiku / tanka that appeals to me particularly" - this is the motto for every jury member to

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