Submissions

Bones - a journal for the short poem

  • Short poems incl. hai/ku (but don't send tradtional/mainstream haiku, please).
  • Minimal haibun/gembun with a maximum of 30 words in the prose.
  • Minimal/ist poetry.
  • One-line poetry/monostich.
  • Micropoetry.
  • Short verse. Max. 15 lines.
  • NO-SCI-FI
  • NO CHERITA
  • NO TANKA
  • NO "FOUND" POETRY
  • NO ERASURE/REMIX poetry. It's stealing!
  • Art: please send up to 8 works of art in landscape/horizontal format. To get an idea of "what goes", browse through the previous issues found under "Archives". Minimalist-ish art, asemic, postasemic, vispo, photography, painting, drawing. NO HAIGA AND NO "HAIKU" ART.

If in doubt, read a few of the previous issues


Published/not published:


Bones does not accept previously published work(s).

Bones considers works having been through an editorial process (by someone else than the author him/herself) as published. Works published on social media or private blogs are not considered published.

Bones is not a literary journal, so we don't read or publish essays and academic texts.

Bones doesn't accept work under consideration elsewhere.

All works must original.

We advice any new submitters to read a few issues of the journal to get acquainted with what kind of haiku/writing BONES is all about.

DON'T send your bio. IF you have read any of the previous issues you will see that Bones focuses on the poem rather than the poet. Bones is not interested in where you have been published, of past merits. What counts is the work you subit. (and Bones doesn't care how many cats you have or what dietary plan you cling to).

Keep your submission simple!!!

Avoid all superfluous information in your attached document. Click here to see the "ideal" attached document. Name your attached file with your own name.

Send a maximum of 10 single haiku or poems or minimal haibun/gembun and/or 2 series/sequences of maximum 5 haiku.

Submission deadlines are

February 1st - February 28th for the April 1st issue

August 1st - August 31st for the October 1st issue

Submissions won't be read outside these periods neither will poems submitted outside these periods be kept for inclusion in the reading for forthcoming issues.

WE ALWAYS REACT TO SUBMISSIONS, WE SEND A THANK YOU NOTE WITH INFORMATION. IF YOU DON'T GET A NOTE SAYING "THANK YOU ETC." WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR MAIL.

Submissions: submission (at) bonesjournal (dot) com

with "Submission to bones" in the subject line

Please send your works only as ATTACHMENTS and not in the body of the email. Email formatting easily gets lost when transferred into the programs I use to make the journal . I take doc, docx, rtf, odt - please avoid sending "pages" files (Mac).

Please make sure that your name and email address is in the attached doucment.


Copyright etc.:

All rights remains with the author(s).

Editor:

Johannes S. H. Bjerg