For the last month, I’ve teased you on the Tanka Tuesday challenges with some big news coming! Happy May Day!

Word Weaving began as a creative experiment between two poetic friends, Colleen Chesebro and JulesPaige, birthed from our combined love for writing syllabic poetry on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at Those Tanka Tuesday poetry challenges got us thinking. What if we published a yearly poetry journal of syllabic verse to encourage emerging poets?

Announcing a new Poetry Journal: Word Weaving—A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic of Syllabic verse. Submissions open May 15, 2021. Learn more on Click on “submissions.”

Jules and I are excited to contribute to the writing community. Our aim is to be a small, online, and print poetry journal that shares thoughtful syllabic poetry with uplifting fresh voices while supporting established ones. There are no submission fees. Read our submissions page to learn more.

The proceeds from the sale of this journal will be used to sponsor a yearly poetry contest on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at to be announced in 2022. Prizes will be determined at a later date. We will keep the cost of the ebook and the print book low enough to make it affordable for all poetry lovers.

Submissions open May 15, 2021, when we will announce the theme of the first edition. Sign up for our email below so you don’t miss the date.

Thanks for embarking on this poetic journey with us. We look forward to reading your submissions.


Colleen M. Chesebro & JulesPaige

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41 thoughts on “Introducing… Word Weaving—A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse

    1. Yay! I could see the need for a place to publish syllabic poetry building the last couple of years. So many journals charge for submissions… we’re not trying to make money. We want to give a place for budding poets to begin their publishing journey! I appreciate your support. ❤

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