Sunday, March 17, 2013

Leprechaun Literary Haiku Throwdown

Hello and welcome to the Leprechaun Literary Haiku Throwdown. Sullivan McPig of Pearls Cast Before a McPig and I decided to join forces and put together an epic haiku contest.

To enter the contest write a haiku about a book series or character that you love.

Example of an entry:

One ring to rule them
A hobbit stands in the way
Watch out for Gollum

Haiku about The Lord of the Ring books
My email or way to contact me: LeprechaunLiteraryHaikuThrowdown@gmail dot com

There will be an overall grand prize winner from both blogs and then a runner up from each blog.

The prizes are:

Grand Prize Winner: $30 to The Book Depository, 3 books of your choice from Candlemark & Gleam, a choice of Marcella Burnard’s books either Enemy Within or Enemy Games.

Runner up 1: $10 to The Book Depository, 2 books of your choice from Candlemark & Gleam, choice of one of Jeffe Kennedy's ebooks

Runner up 2: $10 to The Book Depository, 2 books of your choice from Candlemark & Gleam, ebook of Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker

* Contest open to US and International, if you enter the contest make sure that The Book Depository ships to where you live.  You can check that here.

1.) Haikus must be in 5-7-5 form.
2.) One entry allowed per blog.
3.) Write your haiku along with your name email address in the comments.  If you don't want to leave your email address leave your Twitter, or Facebook details.  Just make sure I'm able to contact you to let you know that you've won.
4.) You don't have to follow either blog to win, but feel free to follow if you like what you see and leave any comments on reviews or posts that you find interesting.  :)
5.) The contest will run from March 17th-31st.

Judges for the contest:

Me (@GeckyBoz)


DizzyC, aka Carol lives in East Anglia, England  with her husband and 3 children. Formerly a Teaching Assistant she is currently a stay at home mum. She fills any spare time reading and book blogging .  Her blog's called Dizzy C's Little Book Blog.

@parrishlatern from The Parrish Lantern.  He has an interesting post about haikus that can be found here.  

* Thanks to everybody that donated prizes.  :)


  1. The post must get through
    The con must bluff and deceive
    Lipwig wins the day.

    GOING POSTAL by Terry Pratchett

    Mary Preston

  2. Impulsive and wild
    She will protect her sister
    No matter the cost

    Mind Games by Kiersten White


  3. Katniss and Peeta
    Tributes of District Thirteen
    Beat the Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Mel S

  4. Once upon a time
    A princess became a frog
    When she kissed the prince

    E.D. Baker - The Frog Princess

    books_r_gr8 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Thanks for all the haikus so far everybody :)

  6. Haiku - John Cooper Clarke

    To convey one's mood
    In seventeen syllables
    Is very diffic


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