Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2020

£100 1st prize 
£50 2nd prize 
2x £25 3rd prizes 

Publication of winning and commended poems in Presence 69.

Judge: Roberta Beary

Entry fee: £5 for up to 5 haiku. Additional haiku at £1 per haiku.

Paid by: £ cheque made out to “Presence Magazine” or by PayPal using the button below. 

The prize will be paid by cheque or by PayPal in pounds sterling with bank negotiation or currency exchange charges to be paid by the prize winner not Presence magazine.

Format: Please submit all haiku on one sheet of paper, with your name and address included, and also a copy of the same sheet without your name and address. Postal entries should be sent to:

Chris Boultwood, 6 King Street, Chester CH1 2AH, England, UK

Entries by email should be sent to with the subject line ‘Martin Lucas Haiku Award’.

All entries should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere. The award administrator will anonymise the entries and the editor will draw up a long list from these for the judge’s consideration.

Deadline (in hand): 31 January 2021

Overseas entrants are encouraged to pay with a credit or debit card via PayPal  

Judge’s report for the 2019 award.

Notes on using PayPal
– PayPal will open in a new tab
– You will be prompted to set up a PayPal account if you don’t already have one
– You will need to enter the appropriate entry fee (see above)
– PayPal payments will be made to Ian Storr.