Tanka Poetry Contest
Total awards: 100 $
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Contest info

Description

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem.

A tanka is another poetry type related to the haiku. The first three lines are unrhymed. They have a syllable count of five, seven, five like the haiku. But the last two lines both have seven syllables. So the syllable count is: (5, 7, 5, 7, 7).

Example of tanka poetry is:

Soul's Unseen Orchids

Unexpectedly,
Stars are falling within us
Growing tiny roots
With feeble stems out of which
Unseen orchids are blooming.

- written by Daniela Albu

Number of winners

1

Status

completed

Host

FanStory

Category:

Writing

Sub-category:

Poetry

Start date

1 July 2018  -  10 December 2018

Registration

1 July 2018  -  10 December 2018

Voting

10 December 2018  -  17 December 2018

Awards

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

General rules

Write about anything using the Tanka format.
A tanka poem usually only has one stanza but the format remains open.
You can submit a traditional tanka poem or you can include additional stanzas. If you include additional stanzas they must follow the tanka format as specified:
Line 1 - 5 syllables Line 2 - 7 syllables Line 3 - 5 syllables Line 4 - 7 syllables Line 5 - 7 syllables

Restrictions

Age restriction: 1 / 100

Available for citizens: Worldwide