Wednesday, 1 June 2011

QOTW: Hollywood Haiku Runner-up! Do you Haiku?


I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me yesterday afternoon when I read my emails - one of my entries was a runner-up for the Best For Film Hollywood Haiku Competition. Even more thrilling was that my friend and fellow blogger, Madeleine Maddocks, was also a runner-up.

Madeleine is the person I credit for inspiring me to write Haikus, and even took the time to let me know about the competition. She also takes part in a weekly Haiku meme, Sensational Haiku Wednesday.

The way in which the competition was run, and the professionalism of the Best For Film site, was a refreshing experience - I've entered competitions where little was communicated after it had ended, and even been left wondering which of my entries made it through certain rounds. Should they hold any further competitions, I shall definitely be entering.

You can read both our runner-up entries here.

Do you Haiku? I would love to read about your experiences with this form of Japanese poetry, and any places you have submitted it to.

If you haven't, what about it has put you off trying?

29 comments:

  1. Well done! I have never haikued, but I did hike a bit when I was younger and fitter.

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  2. Yay! Congratulations! Well deserved Ellie. Your haiku rock! I agree the competition was well managed and satisfying to take part in :O)

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  3. Congratulations! Nice job. That was a very cool haiku challenge.

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  4. Congratulations, Ellie! Your haiku was great.

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  5. Congrats Ellie! A lot of great haiku over there.

    I love writing haiku. I like being limited by the number of syllables and trying to create something meaningful within those boundaries.

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  6. Well done lovely Ellie!! And amazing Madeleine too!! Wooohoooooo!!

    Hopefully one of my little haikus will be in New Sun Rising soon! Yay! take care
    x

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  7. I liked it! Great choice of flicks too. I tried my hand at haiku and had a few accepted at Black Orchid but confess I find it difficult and not quite as much 'fun' as flash. Still, it's a great exercise in writing discipline. Great job, Ellie! You really are multi-talented.

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  8. A good haiku is tough to do. << didn't really mean to rhyme there. :/

    Congrats. Well done.

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  9. This is great! I'm personally scared of haiku. But I think it's wonderful you write it.

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  10. Nicely done. And congrats on your May Marionette WIN! Do I haiku? Oh yes. Scifaikuest is my favorite market, but I've had luck with others as well.

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  11. Congratulations Ellie - I admired your haiku earlier - and well done on the W1S1 May marionette achievement too,

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  12. those were awesome haikus
    they say so much with so few words!

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  13. Congrats to both of you! A good haiku is so hard to write - I'm uber impressed.

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  14. Congratulations! Great haiku and I enjoyed the others too. I've never haikued so I'm extra impressed.
    xoRobyn

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  15. I enjoyed both of them! I think the last haiku I wrote was when I was in school - a very long time ago! But maybe I'll give it another try...

    Congrats on your May Marionette win!

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  16. Loved your Haiku on "War of the Worlds". Congratulations!
    I love haikus, but the only time I write them is with a google friend who writes them all the time on http://cerebralexcrement.blogspot.com

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  17. Ellie,

    I do like haiku and I love yours : very nicely done. And congrats on the W1S1 May Marionette win too!

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  18. Hi Ellie. Congratulations on your placing - just popped over to read them and I'm mightily impressed with the standard!

    I do love Haiku - especially the traditional Japanese, but I can't write it! (sob!)

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  19. Congratulations! And no, I'm not much of a poet.

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  20. Congrats! I don't write poetry much any more. I do draw from it in my prose, however.

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  21. yay el!

    not tried, mayhap once i settle in, after i move :)

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  22. Ellie,

    Congrats on your Write1Sub1 accomplishment for the month.

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  23. Woo, congrats to you and Madeleine! Lovely to get that kind of email, huh? I've never really tried to write poetry. I'll leave it to the experts.

    BTW I've tagged you on my blog today.

    Denise<3

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  24. Congratulations. Those movie-based haiku are a lot of fun to read. Yours and the Psycho haiku were my favorites--horror and sci-fi fan until the end, I am. :)

    Congrats on meeting your W1S1 goals, too!

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  25. Congratulations! Yes I agree, the competition was very professionally run, it was so refreshing to get such clear communications etc

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  26. Oh, well done! Just went over to read them. I still haven't tried any Haikus... they seem pretty challenging!

    It does look like it was very professionally announced, with background about each entrant/blog.

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