Member- Sponsored Senryu Is Serious Contest
|Nov 30, 2013
The 'Senryu is Serious' comp is looking for entries! We're interested in seeing your best senryu by November 30.
In brief, 'senryu' is a very similar to haiku. While senryu has the same structure as haiku, the main difference is that its content need not be dominated by the natural world or the zen. So for those of you familiar with haiku - senryu doesn't require a kigo or 'season word'.
Instead, senryu typically focuses on the human world, and might be playful, satirical, or certainly serious—incorporating pathos and human foibles. Haiku master Issa wrote many haiku that are close to senryu, and there are many examples online. For a great discussion (with historical and modern examples) of senryu and its conventions, take a look at this article. You'll also find some notes on haiku/senryu and its structure at the Scribophile Academy.
Please note that a verse which mentions or hints at a season in some way will not automatically be disqualified, but the focus must be on humanity.
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Entries must be received by midnight of Friday, November 30th UTC time. The winner will be announced mid December.
Submit no more than 3-5 senryu.
Only one entry per member; that is, place all senryu in one post.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Senryu Is Serious Contest." Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.