Attention Poets: Who’s ready to write some Haibun POETRY? Not sure how to write a Haibun Poem? Click HERE. So, Here’s the scoop on this contest: The Submission Period and Deadline are 1st September – 15th December 2019.  Please do “not” use the cattails submissions guidelines for contests. RESULTS: The names of winners… Continue reading

Let’s Talk: TANKA

The other day I shared the information that the UHTS is sponsoring the “Fleeting Words” Tanka Competition.  Here is the Submission Period and Deadline: May 1-August 15 of each year.  There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first… Continue reading

UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of cattails Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT. Attention POETS: Please read the instructions below carefully so you know how and where to submit your poetry. <3 *** Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike… Continue reading

Punctuation in Poetry – Should we do it?

The most important thing you can learn about writing poetry is to add punctuation, especially if you are going to enter your poems into contests like I suggested in this post: Join UHTS HERE. We’re all familiar with this example: Lets eat Grandma! OR: Let’s eat, Grandma. When you… Continue reading

The United Haiku & Tanka Society (UHTS) Poetry Contest Information

UHTS offers an opportunity for poets to submit their poetry to various contests throughout the year. I’ve copied the information from the UHTS site, HERE. HERE is the link for the Contests on their website. ALL serious poets should consider submitting their work to these contests. <3 What are you… Continue reading