There will be two print issues of Skylark per year:
Submissions for the summer issue will be read through December and January and will close on February 1st each year.
Submissions for the winter issue will be read through June and July and will close on August 1st each year.
*NB. For the winter 2019 issue, submissions will be read through June, July and August, closing on September 1st.*
No subscription is required. The journal will be published via KDP. When the winter issue is published, the summer issue will be made available to read online. Check back here in the coming months for the details of publication and release date.
Kindly submit up to ten original, previously unpublished tanka &/or one sequence*, tanka prose, tan renga, articles etc. with the subject heading “Skylark tanka submission” to the Editor, Claire Everett:
At the end of your submission, please include your full name and country of residence.
All rights revert to authors upon publication. Your tanka must not be under consideration elsewhere, or submitted to any contest.
In addition to your regular submission, you are also invited to submit one tanka for the “Skylark’s Nest” prompt (see below). Unfortunately, we are not able to reproduce colour images in Skylark, but poets wishing to submit tanka-art may do so; coinciding with the publication of each issue, a selection of the best will be added to a haiga gallery on the website.
Alternatively, black and white ‘tankart’ may be considered for the print journal. Please send up to five pieces of black and white ‘tankart’ to our Tankart Editor, Sandi Pray:
The website skylarktanka.weebly.com will be updated regularly. Back issues will be available as PDF files as each new issue is published. The “Skylark’s Nest” winners and runners up will also be archived.
Jenny Ward Angyal is the Skylark Reviews and Features Editor. If you would like your book to be considered for review please contact
Similarly, submit all articles for consideration to the address above.
Any queries should be addressed to the Editor: email@example.com
* If you would like to submit more than one sequence (for instance, if you have collaborated with different poets) this is acceptable, although I request that you send no more than 5 individual/collaborative sequences.
From issue 6:1, we have the Cover Art Award replacing the “Skylark’s Nest” prompt:
We look forward to your submissions!
Please send your black and white/colour images (either photography, or art) to the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org/directly to Owen (email below), with the subject ‘cover art submission’. The winner will be selected shortly after the closing date for submissions, thereby releasing your work as soon as possible. The winner will receive a free copy of the journal that uses his/her cover art, along with a PDF of the final cover which can be printed out and framed. Our designer, Owen, will ensure the winner sees a PDF of how the cover design will look prior to printing. The poet whose tanka is selected for the back cover will also receive a free copy of the issue in which their tanka appears. For details on the image file requirements, please see the note by Owen below. We look forward to seeing your entries!
The image supplied will need to be at a resolution of 300dpi or higher, and as large as, or larger, than the 6x9 inch front cover. If you are unsure if your image is suitable, simply send it to email@example.com where I will check it over for you, and make sure it meets the requirements. Copyright: the image copyright will remain with you. You would agree to grant Skylark publishing permission to use the supplied image under a restricted license only. Skylark Publishing may remix or transform the provided image during the design process, but only for use on a single Skylark cover design, with your blessing, and subject to your compliance with the terms of this agreement. Essentially you grant Skylark Publishing a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, restricted license to use, reproduce, modify or display the book cover design that will be using all or part of the image you have provided.
NB: Following notification of acceptance, please refrain from sharing your work online prior to the issue going to print. If you do so, your tanka will be withdrawn from the print issue.