Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TWITTER Haiku Contest

I'm going to Books of Wonder this weekend for their Fantastic Fiction event. I thought I'd share the event with anyone who can't make it by giving them a chance to win a signed, personalized book. See all the details below!

The Contest: 
  1. Write a haiku. Your topics are narrowed to the authors who are attending the event and their books. Or, your love for books in general. 
  2. Tweet it! This step is important. No tweet, no entry!
The Prize(s): 
  1. One copy of a book of your choice - that's being promoted - signed with your name.
    Note: two winners will be chosen.  
The Rules: 
  1. Tweet your haiku at any time from now until the contest ends. 
  2. Contest ends at 9:59 a.m. EDT on Saturday, 22nd October
  3. Tweet your haiku to @shanellareads 
  4. Include the hashtag #fanhai
  5. Haiku needs to be in 5-7-5 format
  6. Haiku is limited to 117 characters or less (in order to allow for rules 2&3
  7. Tweet as often as you want. 
  8. Yes, this is international. 
  9. Must be 13-years or older.
    Haiku Example: It is doable // making a haiku that fits // these requirements // @shanellareads #fanhai
The Winners: 
  1. I will be choosing two winners. Winners are chosen based on how amused/impressed/etc I am with their haiku. 
  2. You will know you are in the selection for winners if I re-tweet your haiku.
  3. Winners will be DMed* at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Saturday, 22nd. 
  4. If selected, you will have until 11:30 a.m. EDT to respond, otherwise, a new winner will be selected. 
  5. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m.
* You will have to follow @shanellareads in order to be DMed (at least until the contest is over)
Ask any questions in the comments below!


  1. i wouls live to enter but i don;t know what a haiku is/ plus it sounds to confusing for me. i am disabled. i am a follower but i have to post anonymous cause google and are are fighting lol joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot[com

  2. I love holding books
    The smell, the feel, the joy
    It can't be replaced

  3. @adelina - don't forget to post this on twitter and @reply me!

  4. amm, sorry.. what's DMed?
    and the format.. 5-7-5 .. that's number of words per line?

  5. @blackwolf -
    Hi! DM = Direct Message on Twitter. So I'll be DM-ing the winners and in order to do that they have to be following my twitter account.

    the format is 5-7-5 syllables per line (three lines).

    Hope that helps! Looking forward to your haiku!

  6. Drink in the book ink
    Slay the words on the page
    Love them to the end.