Steampunk haiku contest


My Steampunk challenge is coming to a close and what better way to end it than with a fun event? The Flash fiction contest last winter was so successful that Kristi from Northwyke Creations and I thought it would be great to host another contest. And this time the required writing amount is even less!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Steampunk Haiku. For more info about haiku you can go to wikipedia or have a look at this explanation at scholastic ( for the contest we will do away with the season word). However, please stick to the structural rules (17 syllables, three lines of 5-7-5).

Every entrant will retain all rights to their submissions.

What is the timeline?

Contest starts now and entries will be accepted until Oct 19  Oct 26, 2011. Extended deadline, see here, why. 

Voting will start on Oct 20, 2011 and will last until Oct 28, 2011. Extended deadline, see here, why. 

The winner will be announced and notified by email on Oct 29, 2011. Extended deadline, see here, why. 

Who will be the judges?

The judges will be the visitors of this blog. Whoever finds his/her way here during the voting period may vote. 

How many winners will there be?

There will be one winner.

What will be the prizes?

  • Kristi, who creates wonderful Steampunk jewellery and sells it in her Etsy store will donate a Steampunk pin. It is a gorgeous lapel pin constructed out of an antique American Waltham Watch brass pocket watch plate with five small antique cogs and one antique gear.  The parts are soldered onto a gold-plated pin with the secure pin back shown in the photo.  The pin is 23mm wide and 13mm tall. Click on the images to see a larger version.

Lapel pin Lapel pin

The art of Steampunk

  • I will throw in a Steampunk book of your choice for up to $10 from The Book Depository, provided TBD will ship to your country.

Deadline for submissions

Please submit your haiku by Oct 19, 2011 by email and use “Steampunk haiku contest” as the subject.

6 Comments Write a comment

  1. Is there a limit to number of entries? If multiples are allow, must the all be submitted at once, or may I send them as I think of them?


  2. Nicodemus and Travis,
    no, you can enter more than once and your entries don’t have to be in one email.


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