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ISPS Website bi-monthly poetry submission periods during 2020:
  • February 1 through February 14, 2020
  • April 1 through April 14, 2020
  • June 1 through June 14, 20120
  • July 26 through August 8, 2020
  • October 1 through October 14, 2020
  • December 1 through December 14, 2020
Poetry/haiga postings will occur within a few days after each deadline date.

    Guidelines for Submitting Web Poems and Haiga

  1. Poet must be a current ISPS member (not necessarily an Illinois resident) and submit his/her own original work.

  2. One poem and/or haiga maximum per member per submission period

  3. Maximum poem length - 2 pages

  4. For email submissions the poem can be included in the body of the email or as an attached document (Word or other)

  5. Non-email submissions need to be typed or computer-printed and include author's name and address.

  6. If submitting both a poem and a haiga, please send them in separate emails.

  7. Poem/haiga must be submitted within the bi-monthly submission period (listed above).

  8. Poems/haiga will be posted on the Web in the order of receipt within each date range.

  9. Poems/haiga received before the first date will be posted, but toward the bottom of the page.

  10. Poems received after the final date won't be posted that period, but can be resubmitted during the next submission period.

  11. Please make sure your poem is in final form. Revisions or replacements will not be accepted after the deadline.

  12. Send via e-mail to Alan Harris at or via postal mail to:

    Alan Harris
    543 E. Squirrel Tail Dr.
    Tucson AZ 85704