Special Feature by Atlas Poetica

Dream Alchemy 

DREAMS HAVE BEEN WIDELY LINKED TO INSPIRATION. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it is believed that there are six intermediate stages in living and dying. Each of these ‘in-between’ phases is called the bar-do and it is viewed as a powerful stage for awakening and discovering the heart of enlightenment.

Are dreams important to your writing?

Do you use dreams in your writing?

 

Dream Alchemy will be published as a Special Feature of 25 tanka on the Atlas Poetica website at: http://atlaspoetica.org/. The general guidelines for Atlas Poetica apply. Dream Alchemy will publish summer, 2018.

Please submit five of your best dream-inspired tanka to us. Only one tanka per individual poet will be selected, so please send us your best poems. The poems must be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other journal. Poems posted on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook or personal blogs will be considered.

 

Send submissions to Sonam Chhoki blacklangur@outlook.com with the subject line: “Submission–Dream Alchemy”. Please send your tanka in the body of the email. Do not send attachments, which will be deleted. Please include a brief  (not more than 5 lines) bio-note about your writing.

Submission period: 30th November 2017–31st January 2018

Acceptance or non-acceptance of submissions will be notified as soon as possible after the deadline.

 

 

  1. Kei
    Editor, Atlas Poetica
    A Journal of World Tanka

    AtlasPoetica.org

 

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A Message from M. Kei

A reminder: Atlas Poetica 30 is open for submissions: tanka, kyoka, gyogyohka, tanka prose, tanka sequences, shaped tanka, ryuka, sedoka, cherita, non-fiction, and book notes.

Send them in. If ATPO 30 fills, they’ll be considered for ATPO 31.
Reminder: Science Fiction tanka and kyoka special feature is open until Nov 30. GLs at: http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1761
~K~

M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica
A Journal of World Tanka

Final Reminder for Tanka Society of America Contest

Last Contest Reminder

 

We have now received more than 500 entries for the 2017 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest! There is one more day to enter. If you have not aready entered the contest, you have until Wednesday at midnight to do so.

Poems should be emailed to Ken Slaughter at tsakrs@mail.com with a subject line of TSA Contest Entries – [your name]. Please see http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/tsa-contest/how-to-enter-the-tsa-international-tanka-contest for complete details.

 

Call for Submissions – Atlas Poetica

From M. Kei:

We’re happy to announce that Atlas Poetica is seeking submissions for a collection of 25 Arthropod tanka and kyoka to be edited by Grunge to be published at AtlasPoetica.org.

Love them or hate them, every human lives alongside these creepy, crawly creatures, no matter geographic location or culture. And their forms are as varied as their habitats, whether they’re beetles, roaches, ants, scorpions, butterflies, spiders or even millipedes. There is a long tradition of insects and arachnids as the subjects of poetry, but even if you’ve never written about the buzz of a honeybee’s wing, we encourage you to take a moment to consider the world in which our tiny neighbors live.

Thank you to everyone participating. We’re looking forward to seeing your many-legged creativity!

Submissions: Poets may send up to twenty poems each, but only one poem will be chosen from each poet. Original poems are being sought, however, tanka previously published on personal social media accounts will also be considered, as long as publication information is provided. We are not accepting tanka prose, nor poetry that has been published in journals, books or other collaborative websites prior to being submitted to the Arthropod special feature.

All submissions must adhere to the general guidelines listed on the Atlas Poetica website. Therefore we ask that all poets be 16 years of age or older, and that all poems are sent in the body of the email. If you have a relevant file that needs to be sent as an attachment, please query the editor before sending.

To see the full list of guidelines, as well as our special features from the past, head on over to our main webpage.

Deadline: All submissions to the Arthropod Special feature must be sent in no later than May 31. Our planned publication is scheduled for this fall.

 

Email address for submissions: ap.arthropods (at) gmail (dot) com – subject line: 25 Arthropod Tanka and Kyoka

~M. Kei, editor, A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

 

Tanka Society of America Contest!!

Last year we received over 450 entries for the 2016 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest! There are two changes this year that you should be aware of.

First, the submission window (April 1 – May 31) is a month earlier. Please make a note of it.

Second, we are announcing that the judges for this year’s contest are Janet Lynn Davis and James Chessing.

This latter announcement is a change from previous years, and is based on the growing number of societies in Japan, Europe, and the U.S., that name judges before competitions open.

Please read our submission guidelines at http://www.tankasocietyofamerica.org/tsa-contest/how-to-enter-the-tsa-international-tanka-contest.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

New Officers for Tanka Society of America

This message is from the new president:

Hello and greetings!

Beginning this month, there has been a change in Officers for the Tanka Society. Marilyn Hazelton is our new President, following Margaret Chula in that position. Ken Slaughter is our new Vice President, as Janet Davis moves on to other endeavors.

We would like to thank Margaret and Janet for their time, talent, good sense, and generosity of service over these last years. We are in their debt as we build on the foundation they have helped set in place.

Marilyn and Ken join with fellow TSA Officers Kathabela Wilson (Secretary), James Won (Treasurer), David Rice (Ribbons Journal Editor) and Michael Dylan Welch (Webmaster) in wishing all our members a very Creative New Year!