The 2021 Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest 

This contest will be open from June 20-30 and is for womxn and non-binary folx. 

THEME: Monoku

1. One or two unpublished monoku in the body of the email. Please do not submit poems that have been posted on social media. This is to provide blind judging. Please make sure your poems embrace the spirit of Marlene Mountain.

Examples of Marlene Mountain's monoku:

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:

2. Include your name in your email. Submitted poems will be put in a document without names by a non-participant and sent to judges Lori A Minor of #FemkuMag and Tia Haynes of Prune Juice Journal.

3. Submit poems to between June 20th and 30th.

4. Please put CONTEST in the subject line.

5. First, second, and third place winners will be notified as soon as judging is complete and will appear in the July issue of #FemkuMag. First, second and third place winners will also receive commentary on their winning monoku.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori A Minor at or

The Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest

will be judged blindly by Lori A Minor of #FemkuMag and Tia Haynes of Prune Juice Journal