2019 Anthology Submission Guidelines

The Tanka Society of America is pleased to welcome submissions for its next annual members’ anthology, to be published in the fall of 2019. The book will be edited by Alexis Rotella. We’re very excited about this anthology, as always, and each TSA member will once again receive a free copy as a membership benefit (you can also purchase additional copies).

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility: Open to poets who are current (2019) members of the Tanka Society of America or those who join within the submission period. If you’re not a current member, please join or renew today.

Submit: Send up to five unpublished tanka. TSA members who send five submissions will be guaranteed the selection one tanka for the anthology (no more than one tanka accepted per member this year). Socially published poems (Twitter, Facebook, author blogs) are eligible for submission as long as they are indicated as such.

Submission period: July 15 to September 1, 2019.

Submissions: Email your submission to Alexis Rotella at akrotella@gmail.com, with the subject line of “Tanka Anthology.” Email submissions are preferred, but if you do not have email you may mail them to:

Alexis Rotella

114 Riverbreeze Place

Arnold, MD 21012

Please include your complete name (as you would like it to appear in the anthology) and address with your submission. The editor will respond to each submission by September 30, 2019. If you do not hear a response by then, please contact her to make sure she received your submission.

Publication: Fall of 2019. One copy will be provided free to each TSA member as a membership benefit. Additional copies will be available for purchase on Lulu.com or from Kathabela Wilson ($10 plus postage).