Juniper is closed for submissions.


  • When submissions are open, send a maximum of three unpublished poems.
  • Include a third-person bio (max. 75 words).
  • List the titles of your poems in your cover letter.
  • Attach your submission as a Word document.
  • Include your submission in the body of your email as well.
  • Please submit only once during a submission period.
  • Juniper can no longer accommodate poems that require additional spacing/gaps.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please email us if you have to withdraw one or more of your poems.
  • Please email your submission to the editors at

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 two weeks 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