To Submit Haibun

The Haibun Journal

The Haibun Journal, launched in Ireland April 10th 2019, is a print journal specialising in the haibun literary form. We would appreciate your support with submissions of work and/or purchase of the journal which will appear in April and October each year.

The editors are: Sean O’Connor (Editor), Amanda Bell, Kim Richardson and Paul Bregazzi (Assistant Editors).

To submit haibun:

Submit up to three haibun per issue.

Send work not under consideration elsewhere.

If your submission contains haiku already published please indicate that with the publication details.

Submit work for the April issue during the month of January and during July for the October issue.

Please state in the subject line: THJ, your name, where you live and the date.

Example: THJ, Mary Smith, Cork, Ireland, 01/02/2019.

Please place the work in the body of the email and do not send attachments – they will not be opened.

Email to:

Sadly, we are not funded and cannot pay authors and there are no contributor copies.

We are not accepting tanka prose or prose with yongyoshi (four line poems) at this time.

We will consider articles on haibun or haiku (but no submissions of individual haiku). If you would like to submit an article please email the subject of your article and its word count and we will be in touch with you if we wish to consider it.

There will be no restrictions of the length of submissions of haibun.

The Journal has about 60 to 70 printed pages, is of a high production standard, printed in Ireland and posted internationally.

The Haibun Journal will have first rights so future publishers are required to credit The Haibun Journal for previously unpublished work it puts into print.

The Haibun Journal retains the right to reprint, electronically or in print, any original work it first publishes with the author being credited accordingly.

Correspondence between the editors and any party are confidential and may not be reproduced without the agreement of the editors.

To buy:

A copy of The Haibun Journal costs Euro 7 each (excluding P & P). To buy a posted copy within Ireland costs Euro 10, anywhere in Europe costs Euro 12 and anywhere else is Euro 16.

Please use Paypal for payments using the email address:  and ensure you select payment in Euro. Thank you.

It is our mission to promote the haibun form and we look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Sean O’Connor, Editor of The Haibun Journal.