Written by Ella Peary June 13th, 2024

Prune Juice: Now Seeking Submissions of Senryu and Related Forms

Founded in 2009, Prune Juice is the longest-running literary journal completely dedicated to publishing English language Senryu and related forms, such as Kyoka, Haibun, Haiga, and Rengay. They aim to explore new frontiers of Senryu as an artform, and to publish the best they can find. Poems published in Prune Juice have appeared in prestigious anthologies such as Haiku 21, A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, and the Red Moon Anthology series.

Prune Juice is published three times a year on the first of the month, in April, August, and December. Each downloadable online edition features writing from around seventy contributors. So far, they’ve published 42 issues.

Prune Juice is open to submissions for their August edition through June 30. After that, they’ll open again to submissions for their December edition from October 1-31.

They accept both traditional and experimental Senryu. They also accept Kyoka, Haibun, and Gembun, as well as Linked Forms written alone or in collaboration, such as Rengay, Split Sequences, and Haiga with a Senryu twist. They’re also open to submissions of experimental forms related to Senryu.

Poets may submit up to five Senryu or Kyoka, or up to three Haibun, Gembun, Linked Forms, or Haiga. Submitting authors can expect a response within four to six weeks.

Prune Juice accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They do not accept previously published work, and they do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Prune Juice 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 Prune Juice, 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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