Word Weaving is a poetry journal dedicated to publishing a diverse mix of new and established poetic voices across the spectrum of syllabic poetry, including haiku, senryu, haiga, gogyohka, tanka, tanka prose, haibun, cinquain poetry including any cinquain variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, and Diatelle syllabic poetry forms. You can find a list of sample poetry HERE.

We are looking for writing that moves us, whether from up-and-coming writers or established greats. We seek work that captures us from the first sentence and doesn’t let go. Make your poetry memorable, so it commands our attention whether by its intellectual vision, emotional honesty, or spiritual wholeness. We welcome and encourage work from writers of every nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and gender, including all writers with different abilities as we are all differently-abled, and writers whose perspectives and experiences are often under-represented in the literary world. We would like to think that writers in ‘Masters of Fine Arts’ programs would allow those with less experience to have the ability to have more exposure here and would kindly refrain from submissions.


Colleen M. Chesebro & JulesPaige
Founding Editors