2010 Think TANKA Contest - Open!


We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

~William Butler Yeats - (1865- 1939)



Only previously unpublished tanka poems accepted. Seeking high quality tanka poetry. There is no theme for this contest. Please type "TANKA" in subject line to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (no attachments please) or by snail mail and you can make 1 total payment by paypal, US check or US money order. Snail mail entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2010 to qualify.

Entry Fee: $2.00/tanka or $7.00/ collection of 5 tanka

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted on website.

Requires first rights, electronic rights and possibly publication reprint rights (but you would be notified).

Open January 30, 2010 - April 30, 2010


1st Place Prize - $ 75.00 (US) & Certificate
2nd $ 50.00
3rd $ 25.00

Thank you for your entries!

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