Submissions to tinywords 21.2 — and a new writing prompt

photo of a sunrise over a landscape of rocks, lichen, wildflowers, and still water

The heat of summer is still with us here in the northern hemisphere but fall is on the way.  TINYWORDS 21.1 has now ended with Joanne van Helvoort’s  “deep autumn”. The submission window for TINYWORDS 21.2 opened on August 1st, so if you haven’t yet and would like to, please send us your small poems, haiga, or brief haibun to be considered for our next issue: TINYWORDS 21.2.

Sending work to TINYWORDS is a simple two-step process. Just check out our Guidelines and click on the Submissions Page from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31st, 2021. One month window, as usual.

To keep things interesting while we work on the new issue, we present a new writing prompt. This image by “Knowsphotos” titled “Cadillac Mountain Sunrise” was taken in Acadia National Park in Maine, USA.  You can check out more of their photography at  We hope this magical and serene vision of the sunrise — from the location in North America where it is first visible — conjures a short poem or two. Maybe one of a brighter future.

Be sure to share it with us: Leave your best efforts in response to the photo prompt in the comment box below and the TINYWORDS editorial team will share the best of the best in TINYWORDS 21.2, due out in late September, 2021.

Thanks again for dropping by. We look forward to reading what you have to say.