NOTE: Tundra is on a permanent hiatus, so please do not submit at this time (although you are still welcome to order back issues). The following, however, were the old submission guidelines.
Submissions of unpublished short poems (13 or fewer lines strongly preferred, especially haiku, senryu, and tanka) are welcome at the address below. Please send about three to ten poems at a time (up to ten only if they are very short, such as with haiku), with your name and address on each sheet, and always include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply. Email submissions are also welcome at WelchM@aol.com (please also include your name and snail-mail address with every email submission). For email submissions, please type or copy and paste directly into the message (no attached files, please). Contributors receive one free copy of the issue containing their work. Rights revert to authors upon publication, although the editor reserves the right to republish published work in possible future anthologies or on the Tundra website. Please help support Tundra with your subscriptions, contributions, and submissions. Order a sample copy or subscribe today!
A three-issue subscription was available for $21.00 in the United States, $24.00 in Canada, and $28.00 elsewhere. Single copies of Tundra are still available for $10.00 plus postage costs (inquire about these costs at WelchM@aol.com by letting me know your postal address). Please make checks or money orders payable in U.S. funds to “Michael D. Welch,” and send it to the following address:
Michael Dylan Welch
22230 NE 28th Place
Sammamish, WA 98074-6408 USA
Tundra’s goal was to be the journal of short poetry in North America, and sought to integrate haiku with mainstream poetry without diluting the distinctive aesthetics of English-language haiku and related Japanese genres.
If you’d like to see the cover of the first issue of Tundra, as well as read or hear a few sample poems, or read reviews of issue #1 or #2, please visit the following web pages (please note that part of the third site requires MP3 capability):
More Information on Haiku and Tanka
Tundra publishes many haiku and tanka, among other genres of poetry. For more information on haiku and tanka, please visit the following sites:
“Becoming a Haiku Poet”
See also http://www.graceguts.com/essays and http://www.nahaiwrimo.com/
Haiku Society of America
Tanka Society of America
Open Directory Portal Site for Haiku and Related Poetry
http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms/ [link no longer works]
"Open Window" (Haiku and Photography by Michael Dylan Welch)
Other Journals for Short Poetry
I’m pleased to recommend the following journals for short poetry. Hummingbird and Lilliput Review are the oldest journals I know of focusing on short poetry—and two of the best. If you know of others that should be listed here, please let me know:
4 and 20
http://4and20poetry.com/ (now discontinued)
Brevities, edited by Joyce Odam
(I don’t know of a website Brevities, but see http://www.rattlesnakepress.com/Joyce_Odem.html for her email) [link no longer works] Try https://www.worldcat.org/title/brevities-a-mini-mag-of-minimalist-poems/oclc/875278650.
http://www.themetpress.com/concisedelight/ [link no longer works]
(the journal is now closed, and no longer accepting submissions, but you can still check out past issues)
(founded in 1990 by Phyllis Walsh, who passed away in September 2012, at the age of 83; now edited by CX Dillhunt)
Noon, edited by Philip Rowland
See also the editor's essay at http://www.modernhaiku.org/essays/RowlandFromHaikuToShortPoem.html.
Tundra website originally created on 26 March 2004 on AOL Hometown.
Content moved to https://sites.google.com/site/tundrashortpoem/Home on 28 October 2008.
Content moved to this location on 15 August 2020.