Let's not get into what does and doesn't define haiku and just say that what Slice is looking for is what most of us learned as childrenthe ol' unrhymed 5-7-5 syllable structurebut with a twist. It must be pizza themed.
Send your pizza-themed haiku to adam (at) sliceny (dot) com with the words "Pizza Haiku" in the subject line. The best, as judged by me, will win three (3) boxes of Pizza Pretz and a 1.25-inch pin that translates roughly to "I love pizza" (pictured). Second place gets one (1) box of Pizza Pretz and a pin. Third place gets a pin.
Have a look at the contest rules below. Good luck, folks.
CONTEST RULES | One entry per person .::. This contest is not open to Slice staff members or anyone affiliated with Slice parent entity Hatchback Media or any of its subsidiaries, notably A Hamburger Today, nor is it open to residents of Chicago, the city of deep-dish dreck. .::. Entries must be received by 2 p.m. EDT Friday, June 24 for judging on Sunday, June 26. Winners will be notified by e-mail and will be announced on Slice at 12 p.m. Monday, June 27. .::. By submitting an entry, you agree to let Slice publish your haiku in electronic or print form. .::. Prizes will be sent via USPS Priority Mail; winners must provide shipping address upon notification of award.