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 The poems must be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other journal.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





Is published twice a year, and includes haiku, senryu, tanka, renga and related forms.

Deadline: Reading periods November 1- February 1 (for April publication)

and May 1- July 1 (for September).

Submit preferably by email, sending 1 submission of 10 poems/haibun only in the body of the email and not as an attachment.
Submit:  by email to kokakonz@gmail.com

or by mail:

Patricia Prime, 42 Flanshaw Rd, Te Atatu South, Auckland 0610, New Zealand

Website:  Kokako submissions

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There will be two print issues of Skylark per year:

Submissions for the summer issue will be read through December and January and will close on February 1st each year.

Submissions for the winter issue will be read through June and July and will close on August 1st each year.

No subscription is required. The journal will be published via Createspace. When the winter issue is published, the summer issue will be made available to read online. Check back here in the coming months for the details of publication and release date.

Kindly submit up to 10 previously unpublished  tanka &/or  1 sequence, tanka prose etc with the subject heading “Skylark tanka submission” to:


At the end of your submission, please include your full name and country of residence.

All rights revert to authors upon publication. Your tanka must not be under consideration elsewhere or submitted to any contest.

In addition to your regular submission, you are invited to submit ONE tanka for the “Skylark’s Nest”.  See Website for details.

Website: Skylark Submissions