Submissions

Bones - a journal for the short poem

  • Single haiku & serial haiku (sequences, short linked verse).
  • Haiku that dares claim its own language, imagery, space and now.
  • Minimal haibun/gembun with a maximum of 10 words in the prose.
  • Minimal/ist poetry.
  • One-line poetry/monostich.
  • Micropoetry.
  • NO TANKA

Published/not published:


We do not accept previously published work(s).

We consider works having been through an editorial process (by someone else than the author him/herself) as published. Works published on social media or private blogs are not considered published.

We don't accept work under consideration elsewhere.

All works must original.

We advice any new submitters to read a few issues of the journal to get acquainted with what kind of haiku/writing BONES is all about.

DON'T send your bio. IF you have read any of the previous issues you will see we focus on the poem rather than the poet. We are not interested in where you have been published, of past merits. What counts is the work you send us. (and we don't care how many cats you have or what odd dietary plan you cling to).

Keep your submission simple!!!

Avoid all superfluous information in your attached document. Click here to see the "ideal" attached document. Name your attached file with your own name.

Send a maximum of 10 single haiku or poems or minimal haibun/gembun and/or 2 series/sequence of maximum 8 haiku.

Submission deadlines are

January 15 - February 15 for the March 15 issue

May 15 – June 15 for the July 15 issue

September 15 - October 15 for the November 15 issue

Submissions won't be read outside these periods neither will poems submitted outside these periods be kept for inclusion in the reading for forthcoming issues.

WE ALWAYS REACT TO SUBMISSIONS, WE SEND A THANK YOU NOTE WITH INFORMATION. IF YOU DON'T GET A NOTE SAYING "THANK YOU ETC." WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR MAIL.

Submissions: submission (at) bonesjournal (dot) com

with "Submission to bones" in the subject line

We accept haiku only

Please include the works and yur name in the body of the email AND as an attached file
(we take doc, docx, rtf - please avoid sending "pages" files (Mac).)

IF you use an email adress that doesn't include your name, be sure
to write that address in the attached document.


If you're a visual artist and think you have something that would fit Bones, pleas send a few samples to: submission (at) bonesjournal (dot) com

Copyright etc.:

All rights remains with the author(s).

Editor:

Johannes S. H. Bjerg