SUBMISSIONS will be accepted for both Spring and Fall issues on an ongoing basis.
MS Word or PDF files in 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins all around and smart quotes please. Other fonts accepted, but we may have to work with you on formatting for final drafts; for any texts where formatting is important, include PDF as well as Word file. Be sure to submit a bio/profile for poet/author(s) and translator, if applicable.
Email submissions are preferred. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions should be in English, or in Japanese with English translation. Bilingual or multilingual texts also considered. Authors/translators responsible for securing copyright permission.
Please note: we feature poems with some connection to Tokyo/Japan at the textual or authorial level. Not so in to poems about cherry blossoms, etc. Exceptions apply.
You may also send submissions and subscription requests by snail mail to:
Tokyo Poetry Journal
c/o Jeffrey Johnson
Daito Bunka University
Iwadono 560 Higashimatsuyama-shi
Saitama-ken 355-8501 Japan
We generally take some time to respond. We are poets, and we are volunteers.