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Membership runs from January to December. As a member, you’ll receive:

  • The Society’s quarterly journal Blithe Spirit ;
  • Four issues of The Brief  newsletter (by email or exceptionally by post);
  • If you are a new member, the Members’ Handbook.

You’ll also be entitled to:

  • Vote on Society matters.
  • Have one haiku included in the annual Members’ Anthology.

Subscribtion Type Fee
UK £28 GBP
UK (Concession: 60+, unwaged or a student) £22 GBP
Rest of Europe £31 GBP
Rest of World £39 GBP
Subscription only (4 journals – libraries only) £22 GBP

Joint membership – spouse/partner/two people at the same land and email address will receive one journal. Both parties can submit their work to the journal, vote, etc.

Please add £5 to the individual membership above.

If you wish to join the society, choose the correct option from the drop-down menu below. If you are uncertain about the payment options or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the General Secretary Paul Hickey at

Subscription Type
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Alternatively, you may also apply for or renew your membership by post by downloading this form:



The British Haiku Society (BHS) respects your privacy rights and is committed to protecting your details and the information about your dealings with BHS. Your details will be processed fairly and lawfully to satisfy your agreement when becoming a member of BHS and in accordance with the Society’s legitimate activities. This will ensure that you receive the quarterly journal by post, the quarterly newsletter and occasional notices in the legitimate interests of Society members by email.