Thursday, January 01, 2015

Call for Entries - Indian Kukai #9 - January 2015

Namaste! Indian Kukai wishes each of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015.

Indian Kukai, as a New Year gift to you, has changed slightly. 
  • Our period for submissions is now 25 days. And voting, 10 days.
  • Also, we are increasing the number of points to 10, as the quality of your haiku makes it difficult with just 7, as was earlier.

We welcome you to the 9th edition of Indian Kukai.

Indian Kukai, which will be held once every two months, comes to you from IN haiku group, which was formed by few like-minded haiku poets at the Haiku Utsav in February of 2013 – for exploring, promoting, enjoying and sinking deeper into the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

We request you to bookmark or follow our blog, Indian Kukai @

Topics and results will be posted to this blog only. We’ll send you the ballot to the mail ID you use to enter the kukai.

The topic for Indian Kukai #9 is ONION.

The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.

I feel her absence
cutting through

— Vinay Leo R.
The haiku won second place in Shiki Kukai July 2013.

Submission Period:

Voting Period:

Results no later than: SUN – 8TH FEB. 2015


  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, facebook, print or websites. Also, please do not use any obscene words in your haiku. We wish to keep the Indian Kukai free of such words.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.Any shared information or discussion about your entries in any group or forum, will be considered a violation of the rule.
  • If you submit a haiku to the kukai, then voting is mandatory.
  • If you fail to vote during the voting period, then your haiku will be shown without ranking points in the results.

How to enter?
  1. Send one haiku to our email id:
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #9 (ONION) – My Entry”
  4. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  5. We will acknowledge your entry within 48 hours after we receive it.
  6. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  7. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.

Guidelines for Voting Period:

Kindly note that the voting guidelines has changed slightly.

Some of our entrants had requested to increase the number of points.
So, as a New Year gift, from this 9th Edition, you are having 10 points to use.

  • Only those who have submitted an entry to this edition of the kukai can vote.
  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and made anonymous.
  • You will have 10 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 10 points must be used.
  • Send all your votes in one e-mail to our email id: with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #9 (ONION) - My Votes". We request you not to reply to the ballot mail itself, as it will help us to tally your votes easily.
  • Please do not vote for your own entry. Such votes will result in all your votes being rejected.
  • Order your votes in the same order as in list.

    For eg:
    #01 -- 3 points
    #06 -- 1 points
    #25 -- 2 points
    #55 -- 1 points
    #92 -- 3 points
  • Once voting period closes, the results will be published on this blog. We will intimate the publishing of results on blog via a mail as well.

Welcome again, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Indian Kukai.


Organizer, Indian Kukai.