UPDATED Submission Guidelines*

*Please note updated submission/publication dates and maximum number of poems to submit.

When to Submit:

Prune Juice appears 3x a year. Please only submit during the posted reading periods to ensure your submission is considered.

AUGUST 2023 issue
Please submit between June 1st – 30th

DECEMBER 2023 issue
Please submit between October 1st – 31st

Response Times:

4-6 weeks

What to Submit:

Prune Juice is seeking submissions of original, previously unpublished* English Senryu which showcase the vast expanse of the human condition from around the world.

We are looking for poetry of the highest quality that honours the rich history of English Senryu but also expands the craft and pushes the envelope. We welcome traditional senryu as well as innovative/experimental senryu. Excellence is the distinguishing characteristic of all accepted poems. Please send us your best work! 

We also seek Kyoka, Haibun, Gembun, Linked Forms (written alone or in collaboration with other poets) including Rengay, Split Sequences and innovative/experimental forms (try us!), and Haiga with a Senryu twist.

Simultaneous submissions are not permitted.

To get a sense of what work we publish, please read the Prune Juice Book of Senryu (FREE PDF 10th Anniversary Anthology) and browse back Issues and Archives.

Where To Send:

Send all submissions to PruneJuiceJournal(at)gmail(dot)com with the Subject Line “PRUNE JUICE SUBMISSION”.

What to Include in your Email:

1. Your NAME as you wish it to appear in publication

2. COUNTRY of residence

3. Up to 5 SENRYU or KYOKA in the body of the email, not attached

4. Up to 3 HAIBUN or GEMBUN in the body of the email, not attached

5. Up to 3 LINKED FORMS (written alone or in collaboration with other poets) in the body of the email, not attached

6. Up to 3 HAIGA attached in JPEG format and of a sufficient quality/size for online publication

7. Any SOCIAL MEDIA handles you wish for us to use in our postings

* What’s Considered “Previously Unpublished?”

Here at Prune Juice, we believe ‘previously published’ poems are those that have been previously selected for publication by another editor. Therefore, any work or drafts that you have self-published or workshopped on social networking sites are still considered here at Prune Juice.

Rights & Rules:

We require “First Rights,” meaning we want to be the first venue to present the poems to the public. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. Prune Juice retains the right reprint content from its issues on Prune Juice social media sites, with proper citation.

Authors do retain all rights to their work. However, we also require “Non-Exclusive Electronic Permissions” to archive content from back issues, and to reprint content from back issues in any potential forthcoming features and anthologies.

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