Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snapshot Press News

From Snapshot Press:

The Haiku Calendar 2012

The Haiku Calendar 2012 – the thirteenth annual calendar from Snapshot Press – is now available to order.

This attractive desk calendar features 52 haiku by 39 authors from around the world.

Not only is the standard of work in the calendar outstanding, but each year the press receives numerous comments on how effective the calendar is for introducing people to haiku (or vice versa) – all year long! Please consider supporting the press – and haiku! – by purchasing a copy for yourself and/or gift copies for friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.

Further details are available at

In previous years orders placed by December 17 have arrived at the majority of overseas destinations before Christmas. However, the last recommended order dates for delivery before Christmas are

UK: Friday December 16

Western Europe: Saturday December 10

USA, Canada and Eastern Europe: Thursday December 8

Rest of World: Saturday December 3

But order now to avoid disappointment!

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All work included in the The Haiku Calendar is selected each year from entries to the Haiku Calendar Competition.

The deadline for The Haiku Calendar Competition 2012 (for work to be considered for the 2013 calendar) is January 31, 2012. Entries may now be sent by email as well as by post. Please see the entry guidelines at for details.

About the press: Founded in 1997, Snapshot Press is committed to furthering opportunities for the publication and consideration of ‘specialist’ and ‘mainstream’ poetry on an equal footing. The press is Britain’s leading independent publisher of haiku, tanka and other short poetry, with titles honoured by the Haiku Society of America and the Poetry Society of America.

“Snapshot Press sets the platinum standard for design and production values among haiku and tanka books. Their quality is unsurpassed. Indeed, books from Snapshot Press are always a tactile and poetic delight.”

—Michael Dylan Welch in Modern Haiku

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The Snapshot Press Book Awards

This is the final call for submissions of unpublished collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun to this year’s Snapshot Press Book Awards.

Up to four Award winners will have their collections published by Snapshot Press.

If sending entries and/or entry fees by mail the last date these may be postmarked is Wednesday November 30. This is also the last date for paying the entry fee online.

For this year only, providing the entry fee is paid online or sent by mail by that date, manuscripts in electronic format may be entered by email up to and including Friday December 23 (this being roughly the last date that postal entries are expected to arrive from overseas due to delays associated with seasonal mail). So, in effect, there are still 4 weeks remaining in which to prepare and submit manuscripts.

Please note that there is no extension for the receipt of entry fees: for administrative reasons the entry fee itself must be sent or paid online by the end of November. Confirmation of receipt will be sent when both the entry fee and manuscript have been received.

Please see for guidelines and further details.
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eChapbook Awards

The winners of the inaugural Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards have been announced. 

Congratulations to Chad Lee Robinson, Carole MacRury, Kathe L. Palka, Marian Olson, Vanessa Proctor, Lorin Ford, Penny Harter and Beverly Acuff Momoi, who will have their collections published online throughout January and February.

A print anthology of outstanding work by these and other authors will also be published in 2012. The full list of poets with work selected for the anthology will be announced in December.

For further details please see

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished short collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun. Submissions are open from March 1–July 31 each year. Please see for guidelines and further details.

Unpublished book-length collections of haiku, tanka, short poetry and haibun may be submitted for print publication to The Snapshot Press Book Awards. Please see for guidelines and further details.

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