Fleeting Words Tanka Contest


Deadline: Open from 1 May 2022 to 31 May 2022, results posted by the end of June 2022.

Sponsor: The United Haiku and Tanka Society.

Coordinator: Marilyn Humbert, Australia. 

Adjudication: an’ya, USA.

Eligibility: Open to everyone worldwide.

Awards: This contest is FREE for up to 10 entries, all rights remain with the tanka poets. Printable Award Certificates will be emailed to the winners for First, Second, Third, and one Honorable Mention. (see below).

Submit: Entries must be the original work of the author, be unpublished and never posted publicly anywhere, and not under consideration elsewhere for the entire time period it takes to complete the judging. This contest is un-themed, and open to all age groups worldwide, any season is acceptable, and there is no specific syllable requirement with the exception to a short, long, short, long, long rhythm written in 5 lines of text.

Contest Coordinator’s Note: “all entrants will be advised that I have received their entry, but if you haven’t heard from me within 7 days, please re-send.”, Marilyn Humbert

Entry Fee: None, it’s FREE

Guidelines: Use the subject heading FLEETING WORDS, and type each individual tanka in the body of your email; no attachments, please. Include your name, country, and email contact. Email your entries to mhumbert1953@ gmail dot com (no political, offensive, or inappropriate material).

Notification: ONLY the winners will be notified via email, (and if you have no email address available, (please provide a proxy email address.) If you do not hear anything back from us by 15 June 2022, your entries are automatically free to submit elsewhere. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered, so please read very carefully.

Publication: The winning tanka will be featured in late June 2022 on the UHTS website along with the judges' commentary. Thank you for participating and good luck to all.