Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
More than 200 new tanka in each issue. Submissions open to members and nonmembers alike. See submission guidelines.
Tanka prose, essays, interviews, and articles on tanka aesthetics, style, and technique, as well as book reviews, news, and announcements. See submission guidelines.
The “Tanka Hangout” column featuring tanka written by TSA members only on a different theme each issue (we feature up to about eighty poems per issue). See Tanka Hangout Submission Guidelines.
“Member’s Choice Tanka” column featuring a short essay about a favorite poem from the Tanka Hangout column. The poet whose poem is selected receives a $25 award and makes the next selection.
“Poet and Tanka” column featuring a poet selected by invitation to write about his or her tanka poetry.
TSA news, announcements and contest results.
Editor: Susan Weaver
Tanka Prose Editor: Liz Lanigan
Book Review Editor: Please query Susan Weaver by email before mailing a book
Tanka Hangout Editor: Ken Slaughter
Note: To order extra copies of our journal, Ribbons (and TSA anthologies), see our Publications Sale page, or please first inquire with Kathabela Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also order Ribbons at Lulu.com (for issues published until spring/summer 2020) and at Amazon.com (for issues after spring/summer 2020). On either site’s main page, you can search for “Tanka Society of America” in the search box (Amazon lists numerous old issues for prices that are much higher than at Lulu). At Lulu, listings also include many of our members’ anthologies. Check us out!