2018 Horror Halloween Haiku Contest!

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2018 Horror Halloween Haiku Contest!

Welcome to our 2018 Horror Halloween Haiku Contest! I love writing contests, big and small, so we are doing a couple more. You guys are killing it on the other posts right now. We have 3 other major contests running right now, so this one isn’t going to be a monetary or promotional prize. It’s just for fun and bragging rights.

Haikus can be creepy, can’t they? So we all know you need 5,7,5 over a 3 line poem to have the structure of a Haiku, but they do not have to follow the traditional conventions (like image in line 2 and all that). Anyway, you will post your Haiku in the comments. Here are the rules.

  • Poem must be 5,7,5
  • Poem must be something scary, ghosts or zombies or something.
  • Haiku must be great.
  • Enter as many times as possible.
  • Deadline is Oct 28.
  • Put the Haiku in the comments below.

Make sure you at least include an email where we can get in touch with you.

I love zombie Haikus by the way. I mean is there anything better than a zombie Haiku? It’s like a zombie, eating a brain, in 3 lines….anyway leave us horror haikus, scary scary.

We will announce the winner on Halloween in a video movie chat. Details about the movie are to be announced. Gook luck, I hope you win, I really want to read a zombie haiku…but it you don’t right one it’s ok, I love horror haiku.

Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal...check our About Us page for more. Also here is info on our On Classic Articles


  1. Hello, I am taking a short break from EWR until 11/11/18 (traveling). The winners of all contests were posted on our Twitter, in the movie chat, and sent through our newsletter! Please follow us on Twitter and sign up for the newsletter. The Christmas rush will kick off this weekend. More information is coming.

  2. Horripilation:
    After the virus leeches–
    Tell your loved ones bye.

    – – – – – – – – –

    “I’m not infected.”
    Crimson floods her fogged iris.
    My sister lied. Why?

    – – – – – – – – –

    Grab me the fresh brains,
    Descend the concrete stairway,
    Don’t touch anything!

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