Send your best published tanka (please provide publication credits) or new work and a bio sketch (50 words max.) with the subject heading "Published or Unpublished Tanka, Your Name, Submitted Date" to Chen-ou Liu, Blog Editor and Translator via email at neverendingstory_tanka(at)yahoo.ca And place your tanka directly in the body of the email. DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS.
No more than 20 tanka per submission and no simultaneous submissions. And please wait for at least three months for another new submission. Deadline: December 1, 2014.
Please note that only those whose tanka are selected for publication will be notified within three weeks, and that no other notification will be sent out, so your works are automatically freed up after three weeks to submit elsewhere.
The accepted tanka will be translated into Chinese and posted on NeverEnding Story and Twitter (You are welcome to follow me on NeverEnding Story or on Twitter at @storyhaikutanka or @ericcoliu). Of them, the best 66 tanka will be included in the anthology, which is scheduled to be published in June of 2015, and the poet whose tanka is chosen as the best tanka of the year will be given a 3-page space to feature the tanka of his/her choice. For those whose tanka are included in the anthology, each will receive a copy of its e-book edition.
A tanka is snowflakes drifting through the ink dark moon. -- Chen-ou Liu