Thursday, January 17, 2013

Never Ending Story Open Submissions

If you enjoy writing and/or reading haiku and tanka poems, this is the place to go. This is a bilingual Chinese-English blog, so please check out the website to see what kinds of poems are published:

The guidelines are as follows:

Send your best, preferably published tanka (please provide publication credits) or new work and a bio sketch (75 words max.) with the subject heading "Published or Unpublished Tanka, Your Name, Submitted Date" to Chen-ou Liu, Blog Editor and Translator via email at

No more than 20 tanka per submission and no simultaneous submissions. And Please wait for at least four months for another new submission.

Please note that only those whose tanka are selected for publication will be notified within two months, and that no other notification will be sent out, so your works are automatically freed up after two months to submit elsewhere.

The accepted tanka will be translated into Chinese and posted on NeverEnding Story and Twitter (You are welcome to follow me on NeverEnding Story or on Twitter at @storyhaikutanka). Of them, the best 66 tanka will be included in the anthology, which is scheduled to be published in April of 2014, and the best of the best tanka of 2013 will be rewarded $CAD 50 and the poet will be given a 3-page space to feature the best tanka of his/her choice. For those whose tanka are included in the anthology, each will receive a copy of its e-book edition.

A tanka is snowflakes drifting through the ink dark moon. -- Chen-ou Liu

Good luck to all who submit, please drop by again next week…

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