We will accept submissions for our Spring issue in January 2022. Mark your calendars!
Thanks very much for your interest. And for writing!
We only publish haiku and senyru. If accepted, we strive to present your work in a way that will make you proud. Our print journal is 6x6 inches, on heavy gloss paper and with much use of color. No more than two haiku appear on a page. Our issues typically will include fewer than 50 poems. Here is a video by our editor Michael Dylan Welch with samples from our first issue, which will give you an idea of the kind of work we publish. Please have a look before submitting so you will know what we publish. In each issue, we feature a "best of issue" poem which wins the author a free copy of the issue and a 1-year subscription.
We do not adhere to the 5/7/5 "rule." We are open to 1, 2, & 3 lines (and other configurations.)
We do not publish poems that include the phrase "first frost."
Do not submit titles with poems.
We don't anticipate publishing more than three poems by any one author in an issue.
Submit no more than 5 haiku or senryu during a reading period. If you submit more, we will not be able to consider your poems.
We accept submissions in January for the Spring issue and July for the Fall issue.
Our editors intend to notify all submitters of our decision within 4 weeks after the close of a submission period.
Submit once during a reading period—up to 5 haiku or senryu. If you submit more, we will not be able to consider your poems.
We are using Google Forms to collect and work with submissions. You will receive an email copy of your submission. In the copy you receive, formatting (line breaks) will not appear. However formatting is retained in the submission that we have.
Submit in January 2022! We look forward to seeing your work.
Thanks for your support,
Dale Wisely, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco,
Michael Dylan Welch, Eric Burke