Presence is a haiku magazine, specialising in publishing high quality haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun and related poetry. It appears 3 times per year. Each issue is typically 80-100 A5 pages, and contains articles on haiku practice and book reviews in addition to the poetry.

We welcome submissions from experienced and new haiku writers alike. Before submitting for the first time, please have a look round the website to get an idea of the sort of work we are looking for.


Issue 69 of Presence has now been printed and is being posted out, although there may still be postal delays because of the pandemic. This issue include the results of the 2020 Martin Lucas Haiku Award – the Judge’s Report by Roberta Beary is available on the award page.

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