submissions are welcome at Acorn. The deadline for the
Fall issue is August
31. Please email submissions to acornhaiku [at] mac
Go to www.acornhaiku.com
for submission guidelines, ordering information, and sample
poems from past issues.
Submissions will be
read during January/February and July/August only
Original, unpublished haiku, not under consideration
elsewhere, are welcome. Please send submissions of 5-15
poems at a time. Posting to private online mailing lists and
workshops is not considered prior publication; however,
appearance in an edited online journal or a public forum, or
posting on Facebook, Twitter or a personal blog, renders a
poem ineligible for submission. All copyrights revert to
author upon publication.
Acorn publishes in April and October. Submissions will be
read in January-February for the Spring issue and
July-August for the Fall issue. Submissions received prior
to that time will be returned unread.
Email submissions are encouraged. Type "ACORN" in the
subject line, and include your complete mailing address in
the message. Please type haiku in the body of the message,
formatted as plain text. Attachments will not be opened.
Email submissions should be sent to acornhaiku [at] mac
[dot] com (please replace [at] and [dot] with proper symbols
before sending). Snail mail submissions will be given equal
consideration and should be sent to
Carolyn Hall, Editor
122 Calistoga Road #135
Santa Rosa CA 95409
All postal mail
submissions must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped
envelope (SASE) or IRC.
Authors who have not previously published in a specialized
haiku journal, or are new to the genre generally, may want
to consult the following introductory essay, which gives
some ideas of our editorial outlook:
Contemporary Haiku: Origins and New Directions (by A.C.
Missias). Sample poems from recent issues are also displayed
on this website.
Our apologies: Due to substantial increases in printing
costs and postal rates, effective with the Fall 2009 issue
there will no longer be contributors' fees paid.
Acorn...a journal of contemporary haiku