The 5-7-5 Haiku Journal is, unsurprisingly, dedicated to haiku (and related forms) that follows that syllable count.

The classic 5-7-5 syllable format of haiku isn’t the one-true way, nor an accurate translation of the form into English (indeed no ‘haiku’ written in English is a ‘real’ haiku), but is one that I enjoy and which doesn’t receive much love these days.

Thus the 5-7-5 Haiku Journal exists to publish haiku in that format.

Submissions are welcome all-year round. (If you write other forms of haiku, tanka, one-breaths, etc, you are very welcome to submit them to View From Atlantis or the Atlantean Publishing print and pdf publications.)


Haiku as welcome on all topics, including genre haiku such as scifaiku, and senryu, as long as they adhere to the 5-7-5 syllable count (or the inverse 7-5-7 variant).

You do not need to include a season word or turn, although doing so is very much welcomed!

I will also accept haiku sequences where each haiku conforms to the format, haibun if the haiku section if 5-7-5 or 7-5-7, and tanka that adheres to the 5-7-5-7-7 format.

Given that syllable counts aren’t always exact, depending upon how you pronounce a word, there will be some flexibility.

Send submissions in the body of the email (up to 10 haiku or tanka or three haibun or one sequence) to:


Subject: 5-7-5 Haiku Journal


Please note that all haiku on this site are copyright of their poets and may only be reproduced with their permission