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2012 'Love' Tanka Poetry Contest Open
« on: March 25, 2012, 02:02:31 PM »
Submit your lovely, passionate poems for a chance to win the "Love" Tanka Poetry Contest sponsored by Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine.

GUIDELINES: Only previously unpublished tanka, not submitted for publication or to any other contest, will be accepted. The appearance of poems in online discussion lists, twitter, facebook or personal websites is considered publication and will not qualify. Seeking high quality tanka poetry pertaining to love & passion. Please type “Love Tanka” in subject line to avoid deletion.

Enter as often as you like by email only (please no email attachments or postal submissions will be accepted). All attachments to email will be deleted. Type poems in the body of the email.


Entries must be emailed no later than June 15, 2012 at 11:59 EDT to qualify. International submissions always welcome. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be posted on website. All rights revert to the authors after publication.

Fee: $ 3.00/tanka or set of 5 tanka for $10.00
Paypal payments accepted by clicking the link below.

Please make checks/money orders payable to Lyrical Passion Entertainment, LLC.

Only payments will be accepted at the postal address:

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine
c/o Raquel Bailey
P.O. Box 17331
Arlington, VA 22216

Awards: Top Prize – $ 175.00 (US) & Certificate, 2nd Prize: $75.00, 3rd Prize: $40.00

Upon entering any of our poetry competitions, you are confirming that you have read and agree to our rules and guidelines. You are also confirming that you are submitting your own original and exclusive work. We will not accept work simultaneously entered in other competitions or publications. If we find that any entrant does not comply with our rules, they will be disqualified.

Winners of the 2012 Haiku Pen Competition will be announced soon!

Also don't forget about the "Best of the Best" haiku and tanka prizes that will be awarded at the end of the year for the editor's choice of outstanding haiku and tanka poems published at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine. Visit the website for more details.

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If you are interested in submitting poetry for the e-zine, electronic entries are encouraged but postal mail submissions will be accepted as well.

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine's list of prize winning writers includes, Andre Surridge, Al Fogel, Seren Fargo, Irene Golas, Paul Smith, Kathy L. Cobb, Ernest J. Berry, and Claire Everett. Be their next winner!

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is also calling for submissions of free verse poetry, senryu, cinquain and short fiction for their webzine. There are no reading fees, they just welcome polished writing. See what's new at the e-zine:

Submit your writing today! Be a part of a prolific community of writers.


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