Atlas Poetica


Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka is expanding its mission and changing our subtitle to reflect that. As of ATPO 20 (2015) we are Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka . We maintain our interest in tanka poetry of place, but we will also publish other work with strong imagery and a lyric presentation. We strive to publish not only good tanka and sedoka, but innovative, fresh, and experimental tanka and sedoka poetry and their variants.

In addition, we are changing our publishing schedule to an organic serial in which each issue will publish as it fills. We guarantee that we will publish at least three times a year, but hope to publish more often. To accomplish our new schedule, we will always open to submissions of poetry, non-fiction and book reviews, as well as announcements and book notes on a space available basis.

Website: Atlas Poetica Submissions

last updated 2/08/2015


Bottle Rockets

Publishes in August and February but no deadlines given on the website.

How to Submit

  • All submissions within the U.S. should be submitted via USPS (snail mail). No email submissions will be accepted from poets in the U.S.
  • Poets outside the U.S. may submit poems via email, but please confirm electronic receipt of all correspondence. Please put submission in the body of the email, NOT as an attachment. We don’t open attachments for safety reasons.

Stanford M. Forrester, editor
P.O. Box 189
Windsor CT 06095

See website for full details:

Website: Bottle Rockets Submissions

last updated 3/12/2014


Published twice a year. Printed on hanno silk paper.
Submission window:
There will be two print issues per year, in May and in November. Submissions close on March 31 and September 30 respectively
Submissions should be mailed to

Beverley George,
Editor Eucalypt: a tanka journal,
PO Box 3274
Umina Beach NSW 2257

or emailed to

with the subject line: “Submission for Eucalypt Issue [relevant number]” followed by your surname.
Tanka should be in the body of the email (no attachments, please).

“When making your submissions it would be helpful if you would include your name, full postal address, including country, and the date of submission, at the top of the same page as your tanka. Please include a statement that your poems are original, unpublished (see explanation above) and not under consideration elsewhere.”

Website: Eucalypt Submissions

last updated 3/10/2014


Members only:  Annual membership includes two issues of GUSTS

and the right to submit three unpublished tanka per submission period. You must join in order to submit tanka.

Due date for Spring/Summer issue: February 15

Fall/Winter issue: August 15.

 Please send your membership fee in cash, cheque (payable to Kozue Uzawa) with your name, return address, and e-mail address to

Kozue Uzawa
44–7488 Southwynde Ave
Burnaby, BC
V3N 5C6   Canada

*PayPal is also available, but please pay the service fee to PayPal if you choose to use it. Or simply add $2.00 /international residents; $1.50/ US residents; $1.00/Canadian residents to cover the fee.


last updated 3/24/2015


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

or by mail:

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

Website:  Kokako submissions

last updated 3/10/2014


Moonbathing, a Journal of Women’s Tanka:
Published twice a year, accepting work from women only.

Spring/Summer: In-hand Deadline: May 15th spring/summer themes or non-seasonal only

THIS ISSUE: Fall/Winter: In-hand deadline: Nov. 15th fall/winter theme or non-seasonal only

Submit: Up to 10 poems, in-hand by May 15 or November 15.
Send your tanka IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to: Pamela A. Babusci: moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: Moonbathing Submissions

Last update: 3/10/2014

Red Lights

Submissions are due in hand April 15th for the June issue and November 15th for the January issue.

Submissions: You are invited to submit tanka or tan renga (maximum 10 per Submission) and/or tanka sets (maximum 2 per submission no longer than 5 tanka each) preferably by email.

For snailmail, please include an SASE (1IRC for Canada and overseas submissions. Tanka must be original and unpublished. Rights revert to the author on publication.

Send to: red lights
Marilyn Hazelton, Editor
2740 Andrea Drive
Allentown, PA 18103