Juniper is closed for submissions.


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 When submissions are open, please send a maximum of three unpublished poems.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

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

10. 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