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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A message from M. Kei:
Grunge is guest editing a special feature for the website on arthropods (insects and arachnids). GLs: http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1671 Deadline is May 31.
Joann Morcom is guest editing a special feature for the website on humorous tanka and kyoka. GLs: http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1674 Deadline is June 10.
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
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!
1 January until 15 February 2017
Later submission dates will be announced on the new website.
The first issue of cattails will appear: April 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: New editors’ submission emails are given in the INTRO page of each short form and also in the UHTS website “how to submit” page. Here they are for your convenience.
Send all submissions within the “body” of an email with the subject heading for the appropriate form you are submitting to in CAPITAL LETTERS. Only one submission per reading period.
In order to be considered you must include:
- your full name,
- and email address.
Principal Editor: Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan
submittocattails+EDITOR@gmail.com with the subject heading: EDITOR
Tanka Editor: David Terelinck, Australia
submittocattails+TANKA@gmail.com with the subject heading: TANKA
Haiku Editor: Geethanjali Rajan, India
submittocattails+HAIKU@gmail.com with the subject heading: HAIKU
Senryu Editor: Gautam Nadkarni, India
submittocattails+SENRYU@gmail.com with the subject heading: SENRYU
Haibun Editor: Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan
submittocattails+HAIBUN@gmail.com with the subject heading: HAIBUN
Youth Corner Editor: Kala Ramesh, India
submittocattails+YOUTH@gmail.com with the subject heading: YOUTH
Managing Editor: Mike Montreuil, Canada
submittocattails+TECH@gmail.com with the subject heading: TECH
UHTS Secretary: Iliyana Stoyanova
submittocattails+JOIN@gmail.com with the subject heading: JOIN