Submissions are now closed.


1. When submissions are open, please send a maximum of three unpublished poems.

2. Attach your cover letter and poems as a Word document.

3. Please also paste your cover letter and poems into the body of your email.

4. In your cover letter, include a third-person bio (max. 75 words) and a list of the titles of your poems.

5. Please submit only once during a submission period.

6. Juniper can’t accommodate poems that require additional spacing / large gaps between words, unfortunately.

7. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged.

8. Please email us if you have to withdraw one or more of your poems.

9. Please email your submission to

Response time: Within two months. If you have not heard from us within the allotted time, please send a follow-up email.

Reading periods: The first week of January, May, and September.

For former contributors: Please wait at least a year from your last publication with us before submitting again.

Founding Editor: Lisa Young
Associate Editors: Nina P. Honorat and Mike Lummis