We are looking for haiku and micro poetry that can fit in the center of a poker chip. 

Yes, a poker chip. 

We're open to content as long as it isn't obscene or pornographic. We encourage work that demonstrates one or more of the following things:

  • inspired by traditional haiku
  • captures wisdom
  • a sense of real life in Nevada (no cliché imagery)
  • includes nature images
  • incorporates a sense of humor
May submit up to 12 haiku or micro poems. Please upload all haiku or micro poetry together in ONE FILE, but please make it clear they are each separate. Do not send us chapbooks or collections.

Please do not send us poems longer than 5 lines in this category.

All submissions will be considered for our web issues and ongoing "Friday Night Specials" (including the video option). We pay $2 for selected haiku for digital publication.

Poems chosen for printing on a poker chip for our magazine will be paid $25. This will be our only printed item for each issue.

Original content is strongly encouraged. Previously published haiku and micro poetry will only be considered for the poker chip and not for digital publication, but poet must prove they have ownership of the poem and that possibility of republishing the poem does not violate any terms of agreement with their previous publisher. (Please include previous publisher information, if needed).

Sorry, no translations.
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