Saturday, December 29, 2007


We are now at the deadline for Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka. There is very little room left, so poetry submitted now will most likely be reviewed for consideration for the Autumn 2008 issue. The reviewing period for the Autumn issue will be 1 March through 31 May, 2008. The Autumn issue will come out 1 September 2008.

Submissions to Atlas Poetica have been very high quality and come from around the world. This issue features content in English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Croatian, Romanian, Magyar, Spanish, Russian, Greek, and Filipino, representing more than twenty countries and indigenous nations by 43 poets. Our goal is to be a true atlas of the tanka world, so we encourage international and indigenous poetry in multi-lingual format. In addition, we will publish announcements and resources in any language without the need for English translation.

We especially appreciate our volunteer translators -- their translations of blurbs and guidelines are available on the Atlas Poeticaa web site at We welcome translations into additional languages. If you would like to make a translation, please contact us at

Atlas Poetica contains over 500 poems, international resources, announcements, and other content. Particularly noteworthy is the number of sets and sequences that were received and are being published in this inaugural issue. The format of Atlas Poetica permits very sizable sequences to be published, but poets should query before submitting anything over forty verses. In addition, several works include prose with their poetry and Atlas Poetica welcomes further submissions and developments in combining prose with tanka.

Contributors to Atlas Poetica 1 include:

Arkenberg, Megan
Chula, Margaret
Dale, Magdalena
De Clerk, Maurice
Emrich, Jeanne
Engle, Margarita
Fielden, Amelia
Gadd, Bernard
Goldstein, Sanford
Greene, Abigail
Grillo, Andrea
Johansson, Jörgen
Kacian, Jim
Karkow, Kirsty
Kei, M.
Kolodji, Deborah P.
LeBel, Gary
Lentini, Peter
Lucky, Bob
Masat, Francis
McClintock, Michael
Mercken, Paul
Milenić, Žarko
Mineo, Annette
Nawrocki, Amy
Preitler, Franz
Prewitt, Jack
Prime, Patricia
Rohrer, James
Rotella, Alexis
Sagan, Miriam
Simser, Guy, 25
Stevenson, Richard
Surridge, André
Taylor, Barbara A.
Thorndyke, Julie
Verbeke, Geert
Wagemakers, Ella
Whitehead, N. C.
Wilkinson, Liam
Witham, Fran

Thank you for your support.



M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Email Address for Atlas Poetica

Effective immediately, Atlas Poetica has a new email address for submissions .

Please use this address when submitting to the journal.

The web address remains the same

Thank you.


M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica