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Interested in writing for the Wales Haiku Journal? We are looking for haiku commentators for the latest edition (new format for 2023!) journal released later this month. Send an example of your haiku commentary to to register your interest with the email title "Haiku Commentary".


For all other submissions, we welcome haiku, haiga, haibun, haiku commentaries and book reviews throughout each submission window. Please see below for a guide on what we are looking for and how to submit.

We publish 4 issues a year, with the following submission deadlines for haiku:

  • Spring issue published in April (submission window: 1 March - 31 March)

  • Summer issue published July (submission deadline: 1 June - 30 June)

  • Autumn issue published in October (submission deadline: 1 September - 30 September)

  • Winter issue published in January (submission deadline: 1 December- 31 December) 

Submitted work should follow these guidelines:

  • Work submitted may be on any theme or subject, but works that embody the nature tradition of haiku are particularly keenly sought.

  • Poems submitted should be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

  • If submitting haiku, please submit 5-10 pieces at a time.

  • Please submit once only for each issue. 

  • Poems should all be included in the body of your email, and not attached as a .doc or .pdf file.

  • Submissions of haiga/photo haiku should not contain any word/image credits in the works themselves.

  • We aim to respond to all submissions within a few weeks, but during busier reading periods responses may take 6-8 weeks. All poets will receive a notification if their work has been accepted or not.

  • Suggestions for essays and reviews are also welcome. Please direct any queries to the Editor at the email address below.

Please send your work to:

Best of luck with your submissions. We very much looking forward to receiving them.

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