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Whiptail: Journal of the Single-line Poem 2

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What is single-line poetry and what do we publish? English-language haiku, tanka, and other short poems often have line breaks that create tercets, quatrains, quintets, or other line configurations. Japanese haiku, however, are often printed in a column to create a vertical single-line poem. The poem of a single line is not a new technique, but a traditional presentation of haiku made new again in English. Unlike poetry with line breaks, single-line poetry does not rely on physical enjambment to enhance the meaning of the poem. As such, one-line poetry can have more than one break in syntax to create multiple meanings. Single-line poetry can be a slippery lizard or a long-necked swan. The single-line poetry published in Whiptail includes monostich haiku (“monoku” or “ku”), one-line tanka, poetic fragments, and one-line micropoems. The poems can be one word in length up to a column’s width, written horizontally, vertically, or as a concrete poem in any shape a line may take. When used, punctuation should be purposeful. No titles, please. We also publish haiga, shahai, taiga, and vispo that employ a one-line poem.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Poetry Open

Open to poetry submissions through 22 October 2021* (approx. 3 days from now). 0
Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Haiku (or related), Short poetry, Tanka, Visual poetry, Other form.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemExactly 1 lines; 3 - 5 pieces.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No NoText format submissions
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Last Updated: 06 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 07 Oct 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Aug 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Aug 2021

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