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 The poems must be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other journal.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

Atlas Poetica 28 Now Available

Atlas Poetica 28 : A Journal of World Tanka Published by Keibooks is now available

Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka continues to live up to its name as it publishes tanka, kyoka, ryuka, cherita, tanka prose, responsive tanka, and related forms in English and translation. Sinhalese, Japanese, Dutch, French, and Slovenian are represented in these pages because we serve an international community of tanka poets and readers. As always, we include non-fiction on a variety of topics, ranging from the music of ryuka to book reviews to an in-depth essay on Atlas Poetica’s editorial philosophy. Pick up a copy in print or ebook to see for yourself why Atlas Poetica is one of tanka’s premiere journals.

Shop for Atlas Poetica at //http:atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=84, purchase it in print or ebook from your favorite online sellers, or order it through your local bookseller.

If you purchase the print version from Amazon, you can also download the Kindle version for free. You can also read the Kindle version free if you are a member of the Kindle Library. If your public library lends ebooks, you maybe able to read it for free through your library.

Submit to Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka. Guidelines are available at the website:

http://AtlasPoetica.org

Back issues of Atlas Poetica are available to read for free online at: http://AtlasPoetica.org. Visitors to the site will also want to check out the Resources section for more information about tanka, kyoka, gogyoshi, sedoka, cherita, tanka prose, tanka sequences, and more.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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