Ok, welcome to our first Winter Storm Tanka Contest. We have a short story contest every season, and I’m starting to feel a little bad that we don’t do a contest for poetry. It’s an oversight really. So this is our first poetry contest. If you notice we never do anything like a “normal” contest. We run a 50 word story contest, so we need a nice and short poetry contest.
Here are the rules. The poems have to be Tankas. That means they are 5 lines with syllable: 5,7,5,7,7. This is basically a Haiku with 2 more lines on the end. These can be one any subject. We are only calling it the Winter Storm Tanka Contest because it’s snowing like crazy right now. Rules and such:
Must be a Tanka
Must be in the comments
Deadline April 15
Will will get free ad space on our site worth $1000.
Publication on Every Day Poetry and in Every Writer
Enter as many times as you like.
It feels like I’m forgetting something. I will say we’ve had a lot of interest in these. Other times no one wanted to jump in, so we are reserving to the right to pull this contest if few people decide to enter.
Leave your Tankas below, and good luck…