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 Only previously unpublished works can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums and workshops etc.).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 December 2015

In the period from July 2015 to October 2015, a total of 244 haiku and 49 tanka were submitted by 89 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was October 15, 2015. I anonymized these texts before the selection began. The jury consisted of Ruth Guggenmos-Walter, Heinz Schneemann and Frank Dietrich. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected texts - 50 haiku and 7 tanka - are published in the order of the points achieved. "A haiku / a tanka that appeals to me particularly" - this is the motto for every jury member to choose up to three texts (still

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2015

Between January 2015 and April 2015, a total of 254 haiku and 16 tanka were submitted by 71 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was April 15, 2015. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection started, I anonymized these texts. The jury consisted of Claudia Melchior, Fried Schmidt and Ralf Bröker. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected texts (43 haiku and 1 tanka) are listed alphabetically below by author's name - up to max. three works per author. "A haiku / tanka that makes me special

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2015

Between November 2014 and January 2015, a total of 334 haiku and 12 tanka were submitted by 80 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2015. Each participant could submit up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection started, I anonymized these texts. The jury consisted of Elisabeth Kleineheismann, Eva Limbach and Boris Semrow. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected texts (36 haiku and 1 tanka) are listed alphabetically by author's name - up to max. three works per author. "A haiku / tanka that makes me special

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2014

Between August and October 2014, a total of 300 haiku and 11 tanka were submitted by 71 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was October 15, 2014. Each participant could send up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection started, I anonymized these texts. The jury consisted of Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Gabriele Brunsch and Birgit Heid. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected texts (47 haiku and 1 tanka) are listed alphabetically by author's name - up to max. three works per author. "A haiku / tanka that particularly appeals to me"

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2014

From March to July 2014, a total of 242 haiku and 16 tanka were submitted by 62 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was July 15, 2014. Each participant could submit up to 5 haiku or tanka. These works were anonymized by Petra Klingl, who also had the overall coordination, before the selection began. Silvia Kempen gave her advice. The jury consisted of Sylvia Bacher, Tony Böhle and Walter Mathois. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (46 haiku and 1 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author's name - it was up to

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2014

Between November 2013 and January 2014, a total of 204 haiku and 16 tanka were submitted by 52 authors for this selection. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2014. Each participant could submit up to 5 haiku or tanka. These works were anonymized before the selection began by Silvia Kempen, who also had the overall coordination. The jury consisted of Margareta Hihn, Christa Beau and Reiner Bonack. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (30 haiku and 6 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author's name - up to max. three works per author

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2013

In the period from August to October 2013, a total of 319 haiku and 20 tanka by 78 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was October 15, 2013. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Fried Schmidt, Brigitte ten Brink and Peter Wißmann. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (37 Haiku and 3 Tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2013

From May to July 2013 a total of 335 haiku and 25 tanka by 85 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2013. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Wolfgang Beutke, Gerd Börner and Claudia Melchior. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (30 haiku and 6 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author recorded.

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2013

In the period from November to January 2012/2013, a total of 250 haiku (3 had to be taken out of the rating because they had already been published elsewhere) and 14 tanka by 61 authors were submitted for this selection. The deadline for entries was January 15, 2013. Each participant could submit up to 5 haiku or tanka. These works were anonymized before the selection began by Silvia Kempen, who also had the overall coordination. The jury consisted of Bernadette Duncan, Gerda Förster and Horst-Oliver Buchholz. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (32 haiku and 0 tanka)

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2012

Between August and October 2012 a total of 300 haiku and 18 tanka by 76 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was October 15, 2012. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. These works were anonymized before the selection began by Silvia Kempen, who also took on the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Annette Grewe, Eve-Marie Helm and Gabriele Reinhard. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (37 haiku and 2 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author recorded.

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2012

From May to July 2012 a total of 271 haiku and 23 tanka by 68 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries this time was July 20th, 2012. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Jean-Claude Lin, Matthias Korn and Werner Theis. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (17 haiku and 2 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2012

In the period from November to January 2012, a total of 242 haiku and 10 tanka by 62 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was January 15, 2012. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Gérard Krebs, Simone K. Busch and Ingrid Petrasch. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (40 haiku and 1 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author

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