I’ve said it before: If you write tanka–or have been considering writing tanka–the Tanka Society of America is a great resource. Not only does this membership group publish a tri-annual journal (Ribbons) it also provides a sense of community and support for writers of this five-line form. In addition to its journal and annual contest, for example, the society recently announced the resumption of a members’ anthology set to be published in the fall of this year. (The last members’ anthology was published in 2009.)
M. Kei, editor and publisher of Atlas Poetica, has agreed to edit the 2014 anthology–with a complimentary copy to be mailed to current TSA members, who (between now and April 30) may send from 5-10 unpublished tanka to be considered for inclusion in the book. For more information–on both joining the Society and submitting to the members’ anthology–visit TSA’s website.