Juniper is closed for submissions.

Reading Periods: The first two weeks of January, May, and September.


When submissions are open, please follow these guidelines.

  1. Send a maximum of three unpublished poems.
  2. Include a third-person bio (max. 75 words).
  3. List the titles of your poems in your cover letter.
  4. Attach your submission as a Word Document.
  5. Include your submission in the body of your email as well.
  6. Please submit only once during a submission period.
  7. Juniper can no longer accommodate poems that require additional spacing/gaps.
  8. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please email us immediately if you have to withdraw one or more of your poems.
  9. 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.

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