Snapshot Press

For unpublished collections of short poetry (including haiku, tanka, and haibun).
Please see the entry guidelines for details.
(Closing date: November 30, 2022).

The submission period for the 2024 calendar is now open.
Please see the entry guidelines for details.
(Deadline for sending entries: January 31, 2023.)

‘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.’
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 twenty-three 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.

More about the press . . .

‘The most important English-language haiku publishing house outside the United States.’
Haiku in English

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Witness Tree
by paul m.
‘A wonderful addition to the literature.’
—Michael Dylan Welch

Clay Moon
by Thomas Powell
‘Haiku with real depth and musicality.’
—Ian Storr

Water Lines
by Carolyn Hall
‘These carefully crafted poems consistently take the readerís breath away.’
Harvard Book Review

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

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