What better way to combine haiku and horror than with a book called Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your...Brains? Written by Ryan Mecum, the book is a collection of haiku written from the point of view of a zombie. I haven't read the book, but after checking out the Zombie Haiku website, I'm ordering it now. There is an awesome 3-minute YouTube video, featuring some of the poems from the book read by blood-soaked zombies, as well as zombie haiku written by famous people, from Billy Collins to Michael Ian Black. (Thanks to Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review and Modest Proposal Chapbooks, for the link!)
And speaking of haiku, if you're a member of FanStory.com (which I think is free, but I could be wrong), they've got a haiku contest running right now, with a $100 Visa gift card top prize. Deadline is December 10th, and second and third place poems win "member dollars." I'm not sure exactly what member dollars will buy you, but I'm pretty sure they'll buy you more than no dollars at all.
Get your stories and poems ready... both Apex Digest and Star*Line will reopen to subs on January 1st.