Acorn Fall Submissions


Haiku submissions are welcome at Acorn. The deadline for the Fall issue is August 31. Please email submissions to acornhaiku [at] mac [dot] com.

Go to  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Original, unpublished haiku, not under consideration elsewhere, are welcome.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.

Source: Acorn...a journal of contemporary haiku









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