There are many opportunities for sharing your haiku with others, and for sharing what others write, both within your own country and internationally.
Here are some recommendations:
Our own on-line Discussion Forum:
- British Haiku Society, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/britishhaikusociety
English-language haiku magazines and book publishers:
- Frogpond, Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Box 279, Station P, Toronto, ON M5S 2S8, Canada (ed. George Swede)
- Mayfly, Brooks Books, 3720 Woodridge Drive, Decatur, IL 62526, USA (eds. Randy and Shirley Brooks)
- Modern Haiku, Box 68, Lincoln, IL 62656, USA (ed. Lee Gurga)
- Presence, 12 Grovehall Ave, Leeds LS11 7EX, UK (eds. Martin Lucas and Fred Schofield)
- Snapshot Press (ed. John Barlow), UK publisher of haiku and tanka anthologies and collections http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk
- Red Moon Press (Jim Kacian), USA publisher of haiku and tanka anthologies and collections http://www.redmoonpress.com
When writing to a magazine or other publisher remember to include postage for the reply (SAE or IRC).
- Simply Haiku, http://www.simplyhaiku.com
- Haibun Today, (ed. Jeffrey Woodward) http://haibuntoday.blogspot.com>
- Contemporary Haibun Online, http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com
- The Heron’s Nest, http://www.theheronsnest.com
Other haiku societies:
- The Haiku Society of America, Lane Parker (Secretary), 578 3rd Avenue, San Francisco CA 94118-3903, USA.
- Haiku Canada, c/o Hans Jongman, # 102-40 Dixington Crescent, Toronto (Ontario) Canada M9P 2K8.
- HaikuOz (the Australian Haiku Society), website: http://www.haikuoz.org
- Hailstone Haiku Circle (Japan-resident group composing haiku, tanka, etc. in English), Icebox website: http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com
Additional internet resources:
- Haijinx (ed. Mark Brooks), http://www.haijinx.com/
- dmoz (ed. William J Higginson) http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms
- The American Haiku Archive, California State Library, Sacramento, California, USA
- With Words promotes literacy and literature through haiku with workshops and events. http://www.withwords.org.uk
- Writing from Within, Haiku and the Spiritual Path — annual retreat workshop at Beara, West Cork, Ireland http://www.anamcararetreat.com