Prune Juice is proud to co-sponsor two annual contests with the journal Failed Haiku. These contests honor the enduring artistic influence of two poets whose contributions remain significant to the senryu community long after their passing. They are Gene Murtha and Jane Reichhold:

H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest

Subs Open: May 21-31 annually
Winners Announced: July 1
PDF Guidelines Download: CLOSED

Please read H. Gene Murtha’s free Selected Poems 2001-2013 eBook Biding Time before submitting to get a sense of style guidelines.

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Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition

Subs Open: October 10-20 annually
Winners Announced: November
PDF Guidelines Download: Available Soon!

This Haiga contest features two submission categories: Traditional and Photo/Mixed Media.

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Cash prizes available for both contests!
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