Summary Sheet of Rules/Deadlines
For The Bi-Weekly Shiki Mailing List Kukai
- The kukai consists of two parts. The first
part requires a haiku using the designated season word. Only
poems containing this word will be accepted and forwarded for
- The second part of the kukai requires a haiku
on a particular object, theme, or setting that may occur at any
time within a given year. This is a free format haiku, in that
the writer can compose and include a season word or submit a
poem with no seasonal reference whatsoever. The writer can simply
include the assigned topic in the haiku for it to be accepted
and forwarded for voting.
- Each participant may submit ONE haiku ONLY
for EACH of the TWO topics. If he/she wishes to participate in
only one of the kukai, that is acceptable. If he/she wishes to
participate in both, that also is acceptable, but not more than
one haiku submission to each.
- The "Call For Submissions" will
be made every other Wednesday. Writers will have until the following
Tuesday, until 6:00 p.m., to submit their poems to Pardee Gunter
- The next day (Wednesday) a listing of all
submissions will be sent to the Shiki Mailing List with a "Call
For Votes" .
- Participants will have until NOON, Saturday,
to evaluate and submit their votes to Hiromi Inoue (email@example.com).
- No poet may vote for his/her own submission.
- For each kukai section the participant will
have 6 points to use at his/her discretion. Participants may
chose from 2 to 6 haiku assigning votes appropriately with the
follow exception: he/she may not assign more than 3 points to
any one haiku.
- Participants may send along comments for attachment
to the poems that they select; however, posting of the comments
will be at the discretion of Hiromi Inoue (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No negative comments or editorial suggestions will be forwarded
to the list.
- Poems that gather three or more points in
the kukai will be posted on the Shiki Home Page along with the
names of the authors. Those that receive less than three points
will be posted within the confines of the Shiki Mailing List
and its attendant archives ONLY, and will have no author attribution
attached, unless the author specifies upon submission that he/she
wants to be attributed as having composed the work. Anyone who
feels he/she does not want attribution, even if the poem places
points or higher, will be kept off of the Shiki Home Page by
making a special request at the time of submission to Pardee
- The results of the kukai will be posted as
early as possible on Sunday. The next kukai will begin the following
- Participation in the kukai is open to everyone.
No one needs to be a member of the Shiki Mailing List. However,
the Shiki Home Page will only post the kukai results in part;
so, list participation is encouraged for those of you who think
you may want to join in the fun on a regular basis.
Pardee Gunter, Kukai Secretary
Hiromi Inoue, Assintant Secretary