A maximum of 15 Tankas per submission a Year

Submissions Accepted Year Around.

In its strictest form, tanka follows an unmetered scheme of a single line of 31 syllables, broken into segments of 5-7-5-7-7. Although this is a legitimate form when Westernized, it has been noted that in the Japanese language, a syllable is typically shorter. Yes, you heard right. Think "the" as opposed to "these". As a result, an acceptable Western version of tanka may have fewer syllables as a whole, to achieve the proper brevity and simplicity the form asks.

Tanka / Tankas submitted to BlogNostics is to be the author's original works previously unpublished and not under consideration by any publications, including Web-based journal, personal blogs, websites, and or any social networking sites.

Tanka / Tankas may be sent in at anytime, upon bn~Editor approval your Tanka / Tankas will be published in your own personalized Tanka Area. Our editors read Tanka submissions year around. Please allow up to 4 weeks to be published in the Tanka Area. Submissions are unlimited and encouraged.

These will not count against your total submissions, Tanka is considered elective. These will not count against your total submission count.

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All Tanka / Tankas will be eligible for print publication, if your Tanka is chosen for print publication will be notified via email.

You may submit as many as 15 Tankas at a time.