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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Roberta Beary, Billy Collins, Lorin Ford, Penny Harter, Jim Kacian, Patricia J. Machmiller, Annette Makino, Paul Miller, Paul Muldoon, Kala Ramesh, Jane Reichhold, Alan Summers, George Swede, Vincent Tripi, Charles Trumbull, Peter Yovu, and many other both widely and little known practitioners of short form poetry.
Reading Periods: 
Feb 1 to Feb 28
Aug 1 to Aug 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10 It varies.
No payment
Issues per Year: 
2 per year, released serially, one poem per weekday online at our website, via text message and email.
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
via text message and email
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

We are an international journal of micropoetry and miniature poetry in English, including but not limited to, haiku, senryu and tanka. We also publish very brief haibun and haiga. tinywords is listed in the Haiku Society of America’s 2008 Guide to Haiku Publications, which called it the “largest-circulation journal of haiku in English.” tinywords is unique in that it publishes just one tiny poem per day, on the web and via e-mail, SMS and Twitter to subscribers.

Tips From the Editor

Before submitting please read a recent issue or two archived at our website to see what we publish and more particularly, to better know our understanding of Japanese forms and preferences in micropoetry. We give preference to work that has not been previously published in any literary journal, though we’ll occasionally republish poems that have appeared elsewhere. Appearance on Twitter, personal blogs or online poetry discussion forums is no impediment to acceptance. Please submit no more than five poems per reading period. 

Contact Information

Dylan Tweney, Founding Editor and Publisher
P.O. Box 175
San Mateo
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Last updated: Apr 15, 2022