Invitation to submit to proletaria

This is a personal invitation to poets, writers and artist to submit to proletaria, a journal of one line poems or statements. Check out the submissions page on for more info or below:

Submissions are open all year round, 24/7, on an ongoing basis. Submit 3-5 unpublished one line poems or statements (more info below) in a single word, pdf document or in the body of the email along with a short bio to

Title your email subject as: SUBMISSION

There are no submission fees. There are no monetary rewards for accepted contributors/ contributions at this time. But this might change in the future. We will do our best to feature and promote your work on social media and other platforms.

Allow 3-4 weeks for response.

All copyrights revert back to the artist upon publication. You own the rights to your work. If you would like to publish your works elsewhere after proletaria, we would love for you to acknowledge proletaria as your work’s first home.

What are we looking for?

a poem or statement in a single sentence or line

proletaria is looking for one-line poems, such as the monostich. Imagine, a page of words compressed into a single line. A clever retelling of the world around us in a single sentence. The monostich is distinct from other one-liner forms as it comprises of a title (not always). The title, sometimes, is part of the poem.

We are also looking for monoku and one-line haiku. I, personally would describe this form as a poem/haiku told in a single breath that has elements of nature, wit and personal experience. The monoku or one-line haiku does not have a title.

Lastly, we would love to for you to send us philosophical anecdotes or aphorisms in a single statement or line. 

We would love for poems or works to be written or inspired by politics, philosophy and phenomena. We welcome poems in the experimental and conceptual field that follows the one line or one sentence rule.

Examples of writing the monostich can be found here:

Examples of writing the monoku or one-line haiku can be found here:


Elancharan Gunsekaran

Editor, proletaria