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An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6-8 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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  • 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


5–15 haiku/senryu and/or up to 3 haibun


No specific limitations


No specific limitations




No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letters are welcome but in no way necessary.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Things that incline the editors to smile beneficently upon your work: Clear e-mail submissions with haiku arrayed either within the e-mail text or as an attachment; “MH submission” in the Subject line, and full postal address on the page with the haiku; or 8˝ x 11˝ (or A4) paper and submissions in regular No. 10 business envelopes with neat, legible typing or handwriting 5–15 haiku per page/submission, with the author’s name and address at the top of each page No more than 1 submission packet per issue (i.e., within a 4-month period), whether by postal mail or e-mail

  • Author's rights

    Acceptance of material submitted to Modern Haiku gives the journal international serial rights to publish in the print journal, electronically on the Modern Haiku Web site, and social media. Upon publication, rights revert to the author except that Modern Haiku reserves the right to reuse work that has appeared in the journal, with proper citation, in any future print or electronic collections, compendiums, anthologies, social media platforms, etc. If the author wishes to later republish the work, Modern Haiku requests the courtesy of acknowledging first publication in our journal. Essay authors agree to not republish their work online, either on their own website or elsewhere, for a period of one year after publication in Modern Haiku.

  • Additional info

    Poets published in one issue will not be eligible for publication in the following two issues. Editorial cut-off dates for the reading and selection of submissions are March 15, July 15, and November 15 (postmark), but material may be sent at any time and upon acceptance will be published in the next available issue. No more than one submission per issue. Payments. Modern Haiku does not pay author’s fees, with the exception of $5.00 per printed page or part thereof for essays and longer reviews, and $10 for each haiga.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

18 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

13 days

Fastest response time

24 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

17 days

12-month average response time

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    Editor Paul Miller avatar

    Paul Miller


    Editor Lee Gurga avatar

    Lee Gurga

    Modern Haiku Press Editor

    Editor Roberta Beary avatar

    Roberta Beary

    Haibun Editor

    Editor Lidia Rozmus avatar

    Lidia Rozmus

    Art Editor