Brief Poems does not accept submissions. The poems chosen for inclusion on this blog are culled from the twitter account @poemtoday which posts a single short poem on a daily basis.
Should you wish to submit short poems elsewhere I am including links to sites that accept such submissions. Should you wish your journal to be included here, please let me know and I will try to accommodate you.
Shot Glass Journal, edited by Mary-Jane Grandinetti, is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry. You may submit any original, unpublished short poem with 16 lines or less to the journal via Submittable. Their submission page is here.
Nutshells and Nuggets, edited by John Glenday, accepts poems of up to nine lines. Email up to 3 of your best short poems in a single doc. attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously unpublished work is preferred, however, published work will be considered as long as you still hold rights to it. Please include a short third person biography of no more than 30 words, a sentence on why you like short poems and a link to your website or blog.
One Sentence Poems, edited by Dale Wisely and Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, publish poems made up of a single sentence. They typically publish a single poem five days a week. The submission guidelines are here.
proletaria, edited by Elancharan Gunasekaran, is a journal dedicated to the art of literary one-liners. Taking the form of the monostich, monoku/ one-line haiku or anecdotal statements. These single line or single sentence verses are inspired by politics, philosophy and the phenomena of all worldly and natural events happening around us. The submission guidelines are here.
Shamrock which is edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky is the haiku journal of the Irish haiku society. Shamrock seeks: haiku, senryu and haibun. They will consider haiku-related essays for their thematic issues. On rare occasions, very short (less than ten) single author haiku or senryu sequences will be considered. Their submission criteria, which are quite strict, are available here.
Alba, which is edited by Harold Bowes, is subtitled “A Journal of Short Poetry” and, although it appeared previously in a print version, it is now an electronic journal, publishing a new issue on a semi-annual basis. It features short poetry exclusively, usually no longer than 12 lines with a bias toward free verse although it is open to tanka, haiku, sedoka, sijo, cinquain, and other forms. The submission guidelines are here.
Hedgerow, founded by Caroline Skanne, is a weekly online poetry journal, dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of new and established voices. It publishes short poems and short poetry art, this includes micropoetry, japanese short form poetry, visual poetry, free verse, artwork / photography without words & very short fiction. The submission guidelines are here.
The Cherita , edited by ai li and Larry Kimmel, is a monthly journal devoted to a new poetic form called the cherita, which means tale or story in Malay. A cherita consists of a one-line stanza, followed by a two-line stanza, and then finishing with a three-line stanza. The submission guidelines are here.
The Minison Project, edited by Melissa Ashley Hernandez and Ada Woffard, is a monthly journal devoted to the minimal sonnet (minison) originally created by Tom Snarsky and Jo Ianni. The minison is a very small poetic form with only one rule: make a poem with only fourteen letters total. For example: « cobalt sea glass » (6 + 3 + 5 = 14). The submission guidelines are here.
Piotr Szreniawski invites participants to submit to an anthology of one letter poems. The result will be a pdf file posted on the internet. People taking part in the project keep their author’s rights. You can send him new one letter poems or old ones (as long as it’s fine with the copyrights of other publishers, for example when you have signed a contract or promised not to publish the work anywhere else). The submission guidelines, which expire on August 31st, 2021, are here.