Send us your journalism haiku!

July 13, 2016

Inspired by the accidental poetry found buried in the FT, Poynter is now taking submissions for the best journalism haiku.

We’re looking for original submissions that tell us a little bit about your experiences as a journalist, reporter or producer. Ever felt the need to express your newsroom struggles in verse? This is the time to let your inner Lin-Manuel Miranda take center stage and experiment with those big, flowery words that your editor always deletes.

Submissions will be open until Friday; the best five poems (as determined by our news team) will be published on, and their authors will receive some complimentary Poynter swag. Each poem should contain three lines, with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. They don’t need to rhyme.

To get you started, here are a few samples bred by the imagination of the bard at Poynter, Roy Peter Clark (seriously, he has a piano in his office):

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Send us your submissions here. Can’t wait to read them!