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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Call for Submissions: Modern English Tanka

Call for Submissions: Modern English Tanka Premier Issue Vol. 1, No. 1. Autumn 2006

You are invited to submit tanka for the Autumn 2006 premier issue of Modern English Tanka. The submission
deadline is September 15, 2006.

Modern English Tanka is a new digital and print literary journal dedicated to publishing and promoting
fine English tanka (including tanka written in cinquain and cinqku set forms). We are interested in
both traditional and innovative verse of high quality and in all serious attempts to assimilate the best of
the Japanese waka/tanka genres into a continuously developing English short verse tradition. In addition
to verse, we publish articles, essays, reviews, interviews, etc., related to tanka.

What is not wanted: Doggerel, didactic (schoolroom) cinquains, and tanka sequences are not wanted. Serious
poetry and adult themes are appreciated. Nothing pornographic or in any way nasty, hateful, bigoted, or
partisan political, will be accepted. All such judgments will be made at the sole discretion of the editor.

Modern English Tanka, Maryland USA. Website:
Editor: Denis M.Garrison. Email 1 to 40 tanka, or email articles, reviews, essays, etc., to the Editor at submissions(at) (replace (at) with @)

Before submitting, please read the detailed submission guidelines on the website at

Modern English Tanka looks for top quality tanka in natural, modern English idiom. No payment for publication.
Publishes digital edition online and print edition.

Thank you for sharing this call widely.

Denis M. Garrison
Editor, Modern English Tanka