Welcome to Tanka Journal, a celebration of poetry.

Tanka Journal is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating tanka poets and poetry. We invite you to read through our website to learn more about the history of tanka, as well as how to compose tanka poems. We have many examples available, and we include suggestions for additional reading.

Part of our mission is to make the arts available to everyone, regardless of income, and for this reason, Tanka Journal publishes free online issues for everyone to enjoy. If you want to support Tanka Journal, consider buying our paperback issues as they become available, or ask us how you can help.

Submissions are open! Send us a tanka to consider for publication.