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First Frost

Literary Magazine



We only publish haiku and senyru. If accepted, we strive to present your work in a way that will make you proud

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4 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

    From the editors

    yes, for the "best of issue" poem

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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


Max pieces: 3

We only consider previously unpublished haiku or senryu. We do not adhere to the 5/7/5 "rule." We are open to 1, 2, & 3 lines (and other configurations.) We do not publish poems that include the phrase "first frost." No titles with poems.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • 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

    In each issue, we feature a "best of issue" poem which wins the author a free copy of the issue and a 1-year subscription.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

47 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate


Fastest response time


Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 39 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

49 days

12-month average response time

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