Prune Juice is published online three times a year: March, July, and November. Submissions are typically open during the months of January, May, and September, unless otherwise stated during production of feature issues.
Response times vary between 2-5 weeks. Please only submit during the posted reading periods, and follow the guidelines below to ensure your submission is considered.
Please submit between January 1st – 31st
Please submit between May 1st – 31st
Issue #31 July 2020 will be a special online feature companion to the 10th Anniversary Anthology celebrating our TOP contributors appearing between 2009-2019, nominated by past and current editors. Contributors selected to appear in the July 2020 issue of Prune Juice will be notified before June 1st, 2020.
Please submit between September 1st – 30th
Prune Juice is seeking submissions of quality senryu and kyoka in English from writers across the globe as well as submissions of quality haibun and haiga with a senryu twist. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published work*.
Submit up to ten (total) senryu/kyoka, up to three haiga, and/or up to three haibun at a time via email. Please send only one submission per submission period. Poems should appear in the body of the email – no text attachments will be read. Make sure that all haiga are in JPEG format and of a sufficient size to display within an A4 size journal. Attach each JPEG separately to your email or within a zipped folder file. If your haibun contains unusual formatting and/or multiple fonts, please send them in PDF format. Please ensure that your submission has ‘PRUNE JUICE SUBMISSION’ typed in the email’s Subject field.
Send all submissions to prunejuicejournal(at)gmail(dot)com. The format of the email address has been changed here to avoid spam.
What to include in your submission
1. Your name as you wish it to appear in publication
2. State or country of residence
3. Up to ten senryu/kyoka (in the body of the email, not attached)
4. Up to three haiga (see details above)
5. Up to three “senryu-flavored” haibun
* NOTE ON THE TERM ‘PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED’: Here at Prune Juice, we believe ‘previously published’ poems are those that have been previously selected for publication by another editor. Therefore, any work that you have submitted to social networking sites, blogs and microblogs are still considered here at Prune Juice. In short, if your poem has only appeared publicly on Facebook, in your Twitter stream or on your personal blog, we will still consider it, as we believe this is not considered as a previously published piece.
Rights & Rules:
All rights revert to the authors upon publication. This means, we require “First Rights,” meaning we want to be the first venue to present the poems to the public.
Authors do retain all rights to their work. However, we require Non-Exclusive Electronic Permissions to archive content from back issues, and rights to reprint favorite content from back issues in any forthcoming “Best of” Anthologies.