We publish haiku and senyru. We would love to see your work. If accepted, we will 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. If we accept your work, it will appear in our print journal, designed so that no more than two haiku appear on a page. Our issues typically will include 44 poems. In each issue, we feature a "best of issue" poem which wins the author free copies of the issue and a free 1-year subscription.
We have a broad, contemporary view of what constitutes haiku and senryu. We are not hostile to 5/7/5, but anticipate publishing more poems with fewer syllables. We are open to 1, 2, & 3 lines (and other configurations.) We do not publish poems that include the phrase "first frost.
We accept submissions in January for the Spring issue and July 15 through August 15 for the Fall issue.
Our editors intend to notify all submitters of our decision within 4 weeks after the close of a reading 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.
Click here to submit via the Ambidextrous Bloodhound Press Submittable. Be sure to select the "first frost" category, as we run 5 journals that share the account.
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Thanks for your support,
Dale Wisely, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Michael Dylan Welch, Eric Burke