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Marlene Mountain Memorial Contest
Open June 1-15, 2024

This contest is for women, trans, and gender-expansive poets only and will be judged blindly by editors Rowan Beckett and Vandana Parashar.

THEME: One-line haiku/senryu

1. One or two unpublished one-line haiku/senryu using this form. If you need to send an attachment (concrete, aloud, unaloud haiku-- NOT haiga), please submit using the email


2. To prevent the judges from having seen your poem(s), please do not submit work that has been shared on social media.


3. Please make sure your poem(s) embrace the spirit of Marlene Mountain.

Examples of Marlene Mountain's one-line haiku:

pig and i spring rain

fearing her and all women he rapes her and all women

spring in america water unsafe food unsafe sex unsafe


thrush song a few days before the thrush

my son the age sons get killed


Link to Marlene's website:

4. Submit using this form between June 1st and 15th.

5. First, second, and third place winners will be notified as soon as judging is complete and will appear on the #FemkuMag site sometime in July. First, second and third place winners will also receive commentary on their winning poem. Honorable mentions will be selected at the judges' discretion. All winners will receive certificates. 

If you have any questions, please contact the editors.

The 2024 Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest will be judged blindly by Rowan Beckett and Vandana Parashar.

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