Written by Ella Peary January 5th, 2023

Presence Haiku Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Presence is an established and selective publisher of haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and other related short-form poetry. As Britain’s foremost independent haiku journal, they are looking for quality writing. They publish both emerging and established haiku authors.

Presence is published three times a year in print. They also publish selections from the journal online. Each issue, around 110 to 130 pages, contains articles about haiku craft and reviews of haiku books, in addition to poems. Submitting authors can read selections from Presence online to get a sense of what they publish.

Presence holds three submission windows each year: December 15 through January 31 for their March issue, April 15 through May 31 for their July issue, and August 15 through September 30 for their November issue.

Now through January 31 they are seeking submissions for their 75th issue, scheduled for publication in March.

Authors may submit up to ten poems in any of the following forms: haiku, tanka, senryu, haibun, or related. Presence does not accept poetry written in other forms. Authors should submit only once per submission period.

Presence also accepts essays about the practice of crafting Haiku, as well as reviews of Haiku books.

Presence accepts submissions via email and by post. Postal submissions should include a self-addressed stamped envelope to facilitate a reply. Presence does not accept simultaneous submissions, and they do not accept previously published work.

Presence only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Presence, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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