New Journal that accepts tanka: Sonic Boom

Send all submissions to:

No deadlines yet that I can find.

Here are their guidelines (posted on facebook).  Search for Sonic Boom on facebook.

Specific Guidelines:

WE CONSIDER ONLY PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED WORK! Poems, stories, or photos on Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs and Flickr accounts are not considered published.

Poetry: Send no more than 3 poems per reading period. We really don’t have the time to read epics, so please, keep them terse, evocative, and under 40 lines. There is no minimum word count limit. You can send us micro-poems, too! All submissions MUST be pasted in the BODY OF THE MAIL. Attachments will NOT be opened. If you have formatting concerns, send us a query and we’ll take it forward from there. Please use a legible font and size (Times New Roman, 12pt), with single line spacing.

Flash Fiction: We want to read stories that thrill us, and set our hearts racing. We are not particularly into speculative fiction. And no horror, please! We are open to experimentation, but definitely not at the cost of quality. Word limit: UNDER 700 words. Anything above this will be returned unread. Use Times New Roman, 12 pt. font with double line spacing for easy readability. Please send up to 2 pieces at a time, and send them as attachments, along with a cover letter in your mail. Your file name should include the title of the story, followed by your last name. Example: Dog Days _ Shankar. Please also send each story as a SEPARATE attachment.

Visual art: We want everything from sketches, to doodles, to brushwork, photographs, visual poems, erasures, and all that other stuff in between! If you’re unsure what to label your piece, send it across anyway. Ensure that all images are 300 dpi and of a high-resolution. Send up to 6 images as .JPEG file attachments.


1. Please check all submissions for grammar and spelling errors. If we find gross errors, your manuscript will be summarily rejected.

2. Format your work according to our guidelines. It makes work easier for all parties!

3. Proofread. This can’t be stressed enough.

4. Submit your BEST work.


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