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Acorn: a Journal of Contemporary Haiku

Literary Magazine



Biannual print journal dedicated to publishing the best of contemporary English-language haiku.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2-3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Poetry (haiku)

Send 10-15 (or more!) original, unpublished haiku (not under consideration elsewhere).

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Beginning with the fall 2023 issue, Acorn will consider work that has been self-published on social media or other uncurated online platforms. Please understand that Acorn is a highly selective journal that publishes only a small fraction of the excellent poems submitted for each issue. If your work is not accepted for publication, this does not reflect poorly on the quality of your poems!

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

24 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

28 days

Slowest response time

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Acorn is a biannual print journal dedicated to publishing the best of contemporary English-language haiku. In particular, it showcases the individual poem and the ability of haiku to reveal the extraordinary moments found in everyday life.




    Editor Susan Antolin avatar

    Susan Antolin


    Editor A.C. Missias avatar

    A.C. Missias