Tanka Society of America – Last day to submit for the anthology!

Tanka Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology: Deadline, April 30
Members, thank you for your submissions to this year’s anthology! As a final reminder, the deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 30. So, if you’ve not submitted yet, be sure to get your submission ready now! And don’t forget about the free copy you’ll receive (this year only).

From Tanka Society of America

Dear TSA Members,
 
Greetings on this 14th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the Tanka Society of America, founded in 2000 by Michael Dylan Welch. Here are a few reminders of our spring events and deadlines. Click the heading links for more information.
 
 
TSA Members’ Anthology — April 30 (deadline)
If you haven’t already done so, submit 5-10 unpublished tanka for this exciting project open to all 2014 members. Make sure your membership is up-to-date.
 
Ribbons/Tanka Café — April 30 (deadline)
Submit to the spring/summer issue.
 
Celebration of Tanka on Facebook — now through end of April
Post to weekly themes during this National Poetry Month.
 
15th TSA International Contest — May 1 through June 30 (deadline)
Gather up your entries for this prestigious contest.
 
 
Happy spring! Happy writing! And happy anniversary to the Tanka Society of America!
 
Janet Lynn Davis
Tanka Society of America vice president

 

Just in from American Tanka Society

SPRING TANKA

April is National Poetry Month and also the anniversary month of the Tanka Society of America, which was formed in April 2000 by Michael Dylan Welch. To celebrate poetry and spring, I’d like to invite you to post tanka on the TSA Facebook page

Each week we’ll have a theme. For April 6-13, it’s “spring flowers.” You may post your own tanka or one of your favorites by another poet (please acknowledge). The tanka may be previously published or unpublished. Linking to the previous post might be fun too. Haiga are also welcome. Here’s one of mine to start off the week:


almost painful
the sweet girlhood fragrance
of apple blossoms
I close my eyes
and sniff again

 
Photo: SPRING TANKA  April is National Poetry Month and also the anniversary month of the Tanka Society of America, which was formed in April 2000 by Michael Dylan Welch. To celebrate poetry
 and spring, I'd like to invite you to post tanka on this site.   Each week we'll have a theme. For April 6-13, it's
 
Check back every week in April for a new theme to write to.
 
Maggie Chula, President
Tanka Society of America