Snapshot Press

The submission period for the 2020 calendar is now open.
Please see the entry guidelines for details.
(Deadline for sending entries: January 31, 2019.)

‘Snapshot Press sets the platinum standard for design and production values among haiku and tanka books. Their quality is unsurpassed. Indeed, books from Snapshot Press are always a tactile and poetic delight.’
—Michael Dylan Welch in Modern Haiku

Snapshot Press is an independent publisher specializing in English-language haiku, tanka and other short poetry by authors from around the world.

Founded in 1997, our publications include anthologies, single-author collections, and nineteen annual editions of The Haiku Calendar. Our books have been honoured by the Haiku Society of America, The Poetry Society of America, and The Haiku Foundation.

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by Chuck Brickley
‘Destined to be a classic.’
—Christopher Herold

Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku
by John Barlow & Matthew Paul
‘A triumph of seeing, expression and poetic control.’
—Mark Cocker

Gathering Dusk
by Ellen Compton
‘The haiku aesthetic at its best.’
— Dietmar Tauchner

The Windbreak Pine
by Wally Swist
‘Quietly elegant, meditative, and intelligent.’
—Adele Kenny