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 The poems must be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other journal.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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Important Message From M. Kei

May is Tanka Poetry Month!
Enjoy five line poems in the fifth month!
Two more back issues of Atlas Poetica are now available online at AtlasPoetica.org:
ATPO 25 features international tanka by poets from 18 countries. Tanka and non-fiction about tanka in English, Japanese, Slovenian, Romanian, Sinhalese, Dutch, and French.
ATPO 26 carries the very important article, ‘Short But Abundant : The 57577 For Your Fine Tuning’ by Japanese tanka poet and translator Ryoh Honda. Honda gives detailed analysis of Japanese techniques and terminology, including details not seen before in English. if you’re serious about tanka, this article is a must-read.
There are more ways to enjoy tanka by Keibooks:
Free reading on your e-device with Amazon Prince / Kindle Unliiited.
Free download of ebook if you purchase a print version through Amazon.
If your e-reader supports text-to-voice, you can listen to Keibooks.
Although we sell very few ebooks, and they’re a lot of work, Keibooks remains committed to publishing affordable ebook versions of all of our titles. The lower cost of the ebook makes them accessible to more readers, especially readers in parts of the world where print books are prohibitively expensive. Text-to-speech enables people with disabilities to enjoy tanka, as well as people who want to listen to tanka while doing something else. Washing the dishes becomes a lot more enjoyable if you can listen to tanka while you do it.
Tanka publishers give a lot to the community. It’s a labor of love, but it isn’t free to us. Please support tanka publishers by purchasing copies of their books. Tanka poetry books make great gifts to libraries and schools, as well as your literary friends. Even people who think they aren’t fans of poetry like these small, accessible poems that awaken them to the specialness of ordinary life.
Visit AtlasPoetica.org to read, buy, or gift tanka poetry books in the month of May.
~K~
M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica
Publisher, Keibooks

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!

Cattails Submissions are open!

 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN:

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,
  • country,
  • 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

 

 

Best regards,

 

Iliyana Stoyanova

Message From Atlas Poetica

After a discussion with ai li, the inventor of cherita, I would like to encourage poets to submit cherita to issue 27 of Atlas Poetica (winter, 2017). We will also be interested in articles on cherita and the review of books and websites of cherita as well. Anyone who has published a book of cherita is invited to send a book note for the issue.
Cherita is a cousin of tanka invented nearly twenty years ago. It consists of six lines formatted in three stropes:
one line
two lines
two lines
three lines
three lines
three lines
Larry Kimmel is another writer of cherita; you will want to read works by ai li and Larry Kimmel to acquaint yourself with the form. You can find cherita in ATPO 26 (coming out soon) and most recent issues of ATPO going back to ATPO 20 when we formally added cherita to our submission guidelines.
Here is a link for the cherita guidelines: