Bones - a journal for the short poem
Please note: Bones 19 - submission window from January 15 to February 15 with publishing date March 15 2020 - will be I-less. No mention of I, me, my (or "clever" circumventions of this) etc. And please don't stage yourself as in using third person. Works containing I, me, my etc. will not be taken into consideration
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
IF you use an email adress that doesn't include your name, be sure
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
All rights remains with the author(s).
Johannes S. H. Bjerg