Monday, October 20, 2008

GotPoetry October 2008 TANKA Contest Deadline Nov 5
October 16th

The staff and administrators of
are pleased to announce the October 2008

Tanka Contest


Please only submit only one tanka, no renga senryu or haiku. Both traditional 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic form and shorter versions are welcome. The poem should be written specifically for the contest.

It may not be published in the finished section (or anywhere else) until after the winners have been announced.

The whole staff or families of staff are not eligible for this competition.

Not following these rules will lead to disqualification.

Please submit your entry to Mamta ( in a private message via (free to register) no later than midnight Eastern Standard time on November 5th. Please use the subject line "tanka contest" for your submission. You will receive a message from me with your entry quoted confirming your submission.

Winners will be announced on November 15th.

*The first place winner will receive 100 karma points. The second place winner will receive 75 karma points and the third will receive 50 karma points.

* Each winner will receive an official Got Poetry badge which indicates their accomplishment by the rank. The badge may be displayed on myspace, facebook, websites, or blogs to link directly to the winning poem here at Got Poetry.

* Also, the winners will enjoy a new status within the community. They will be invited to a new exclusive club called the "winner's circle" where they will enjoy a unique set of privileges and perks.



A tanka is a five-line poem that evokes a single moment with vivid precision and emotional veracity. To find out more visit

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