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Goldstein Tanka Contest Deadline Extended

posted Jun 1, 2019, 1:18 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Jun 1, 2019, 1:18 AM ]

The deadline for the TSA’s Goldstein International Tanka Contest has been extended for one week, to June 7, 2019, so if you haven’t already submitted, you’ve now got an extra week. But don’t wait that long—submit before then! See the submission guidelines and send in your poems right away.

Alexis Rotella to Edit the 2019 TSA Members’ Anthology

posted Mar 14, 2019, 2:05 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 2:06 PM ]

The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce that Alexis Rotella will edit the 2019 TSA members’ anthology. The submission window is slightly different this year—July 15 to September 1, 2019. Publication will be in the fall of 2019, and all members will receive a free copy. David Rice will once again do the layout and design. Read the complete submission guidelines. We look forward to your participation!

Tanka Monday Call for Proposals

posted Feb 28, 2019, 11:11 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 11:11 AM ]

The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce that it will have another tanka conference immediately after Haiku North America, this year in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Tanka Monday will be held on August 12, 2019 (with poetry readings the night before). If you have a reading (especially for new tanka books), a workshop, or other tanka-related presentation to propose, please email Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com or Kathabela Wilson at poetsonsite@gmail.com by March 31 (please mention if you have any special audio-visual needs such as digital projection). Hope to see you at Haiku North America (August 7 to 11) and Tanka Monday (August 12)—visit the links provided for complete information on registration, accommodations, transportation, and other details. Thank you!

2019 TSA Calendar and Tanka Contest

posted Feb 9, 2019, 7:38 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 7:52 PM ]

Our TSA Calendar has recently been updated for 2019. On it, you’ll see that we’re having another tanka conference after Haiku North America, this time calling it Tanka Monday, to be held on August 12, 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and giving us much more time for presentations, workshops, and readings, starting Sunday evening. More information will be coming soon.

In addition, guidelines for the 2019 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest have now been added to the TSA Contest page. We have a new submission process this year, using a new online form that should be much easier for the contest coordinators to administer, and hopefully easier for everyone who submits too. This year’s submission window is April 1 to May 31, and results will be announced on August 12 at Tanka Monday.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Tanka Society of America!

2018-19 Tanka Society of America Election Results

posted Sep 28, 2018, 11:55 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 11:57 AM ]

Thank you to members who voted in the 2018–19 Tanka Society of America officer election. Here are the results, representing 70 people who voted:

PRESIDENT:
     Michael Dylan Welch 63
     Write-In 2 (Michael McClintock; David Rice)
     Abstain 5

VICE PRESIDENT:
     Susan Burch 63
     Write-In 2 (Joan Zimmerman; Kathabela Wilson)
     Abstain 5

SECRETARY:
     Kathabela Wilson 69
     Write-In 0
     Abstain 1

TREASURER:
     James Won 66
     Write-In 0
     Abstain 4

RIBBONS EDITOR:
     David Rice 61
     Write-In 0
     Abstain 9

WEBMASTER:
     Michael Dylan Welch 62
     Write-In 2 (no name specified; Susan Constable)
     Abstain 6

Your elected officers look forward to serving the Tanka Society of America and its members through the end of 2019. Thank you.

2018-19 Tanka Society of America Election

posted Aug 30, 2018, 1:15 PM by Michael Dylan Welch

The Tanka Society of America is pleased to announce its election for 2018-19 officers. Although this election has been delayed, officers have been acting in various positions, or continuing in existing positions, making sure that TSA operations and activities have continued as usual. Only current 2018 TSA members may vote. To vote, please visit the 2018-19 TSA Election page at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4kpEHyuU_PrsSM-YlkfG_596VMbTFOR0hvJG6mowN1OVBlw/viewform, and enter your selections. The deadline for voting is September 25, 2018. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Tanka Society of America.

2018 TSA Anthology Announced

posted Aug 12, 2018, 10:49 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 10:44 AM ]

Just posted to the TSA Anthologies page is a link to submission guidelines for our 2018 Tanka Society of America membership anthology, to be edited by Shrikaanth Krishnamuthy. The submission deadline is September 30, 2018, but why wait until then? All members receive a free copy of the anthology as a membership benefit.

2018 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest Results

posted Aug 11, 2018, 11:58 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Aug 12, 2018, 12:23 AM ]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest, judged by Jessica Malone Latham and Neal Whitman. Results and commentary are now live, with the top three poems posted to the home page, and complete commentary available through the Winners and Judges’ Comments page. Our top three winners are Debbie Strange, Kathy Kituai, and Alison Williams, with honourable mentions going to Louis Osofsky, Christine L. Villa, Sheila Sondik, Michael Lester, and twice to Debbie Strange, selected from 476 entries, coordinated by Susan Burch. Nicely done!

2018 Tanka Contest

posted Apr 7, 2018, 9:46 AM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 9:53 AM ]

The in-hand deadline for the 2018 Sanford Goldstein tanka contest is May 31, 2018. For more information, visit the “How to Enter the Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest page. Thank you to Susan Burch for coordinating this years contest, and to Jessica Malone Latham and Neal Whitman for serving as judges. How about entering this years TSA contest?

TSA Members’ Anthology Submissions Due August 31

posted Aug 27, 2017, 6:47 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 6:47 PM ]

Our deadline is fast approaching for the 2017 TSA members’ anthology, to be edited by Margaret Dornaus and David Terelinck. Submissions from members are due by August 31, 2017. Read the 2017 Anthology Submission Guidelines and make sure you’re included!

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