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Whiptail Journal of the Single-line Poem

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In the summer of 2021, when we decided to start a journal devoted to one-line poems, it stemmed largely from our perceived need to provide a consistent home for quality one-line haiku. There seemed to be a wide gap between published haiku that were merely tercets written on one line and single-line poems that were so overly complicated that they alienated many readers who deemed them, and all one-line haiku, as inherently “experimental.” We desired a venue for reading varied collections of poems that utilized a single-line format as an integral part of their movement and meaning, from the eloquent to the richly complex. As we didn’t find what we were looking for ourselves, we created it.

Important: Poetry guidelines vary; check current call for details.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2024* (approx. 72 days from now) through 07 October 2024. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemExactly 1 lines; 4 - 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Haiku (or related), Prose poetry, Short poetry, Tanka, Other form.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2024* (approx. 72 days from now) through 07 October 2024. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork Artwork4 - 5 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Online form.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Image.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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AccuracyWe have received 9 reports from 6 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported5 min | 18.7 mean avg | 7.0 median | 97 max days (29.8 std dev)

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 45 days. (11.1 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 45 days.)
Most recent response reported was received on 23 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 13 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 12 Aug 2021

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