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2018 cattails submissions call
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:09:31 AM »
Submissions for April 2018 issue of cattails

OPEN 1st JANUARY (midnight) GMT AND CLOSE 15th FEBRUARY (midnight) GMT.

Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor.

N.B. Kathy Kituai is the new tanka editor.

Sonam Chhoki is the haibun editor for the April issue and Mike Montreuil, the October issue.

1. Send your work in the body of an email only – attachments will not be opened. You must include your country, full name, and email address in the body of the email to be considered.

2. We consider only works that have never been previously published elsewhere, either online or in print, (this includes on social media sites, blogs, and websites).

3. We do not consider works submitted elsewhere simultaneously, including to journals or competitions.

4. The work presented must be yours exclusively or if it's collaboration, all persons involved in the collaboration must be included in the submission.

5. We encourage, but do not require you to submit your works in your native language, along with the English version.

6. You may make one submission per reading period of:
Not more than 10 tanka
Not more than 12 haiku
Not more than 12 Senryu
Not more than 3 haibun

7. What we do not accept:
mainstream short form poetry
tanka prose
sequences of any type
linked verse
rhymed work
books for review

Response Time:

Members of the editorial team will acknowledge your submission within a week of receipt.

Final acceptances or rejections will be sent once the final selections are complete. If you happen to experience a delay, please contact the principal editor, Sonam, at

Please send any/all other submissions (within the "body" of an email), with the Subject heading for the appropriate form you are submitting to, all in CAPITAL LETTERS.

Submit your work according to the following genre editors: (see definitions page if you're unclear about these distinctions):

Tanka Editor: Kathy Kituai, Australia 
with the subject heading: TANKA

Haiku Editor: Geethanjali Rajan, India 
with the subject heading: HAIKU

Senryu Editor: Gautam Nadkarni, India 
with the subject heading: SENRYU

Haibun Editor: April Issue: Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan 
with the subject heading: HAIBUN

Haibun Editor: October Issue : Mike Montreuil, Canada 
with the subject heading: HAIBUN

Youth Corner Editor: Kala Ramesh, India 
with the subject heading: YOUTH

Managing Editor: Mike Montreuil, Canada 
with the subject heading: TECH

Secretary: Iliyana Stoyanova 
with the subject heading: JOIN

To see the last issue (October 2017):

Enquiries for Alan & Karen: