Submission Guidelines

When to Submit:

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

MARCH issue
Please submit between January 1st – 31st

JULY issue
Please submit between May 1st – 31st

Please submit between September 1st – 30th

Response Times:

Typically within 10 days. Please send only one submission per issue reading period.

What to Submit:

Prune Juice is seeking submissions of original, previously unpublished* English Senryu which showcase humor, wit, and commentary on the state of the current human condition from around the world. We also seek Kyoka, Haibun, Haiga, and Rengay with a Senryu twist.

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 10 SENRYU or KYOKA in the body of the email, not attached

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

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

* What’s Considered “Previously Unpublished?”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:

All rights revert to the authors upon publication. 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 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.