New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Poetry has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Those of you who started this challenge with me over two years ago, and those new poets who recently joined, deserve a huge hug for all your hard work and dedication. So, thanks for sharing your poetry with the world!

I know the last few years, we’ve struggled with ping-backs and the myriads of other submission issues. So, I have a solution.

I’ve update the submission rules for the Tanka Tuesday syllabic poetry challenge. Everything remains the same as far as the types of poems that you can write.

However, I have “borrowed” the submission form idea from the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge run by Charli Mills, and I would like to thank her for the inspiration. <3

New Submission Rules – Please read carefully:

After you have written your poem and published it on your blog, (and instead of doing ping-backs and all that nonsense) I created a form for you to cut and paste your poem into on my challenge post. The form generates an email to me. Your submission will allow me to cut and paste your poem and information from the email into the weekly recap, and then into the PDF Poet of the Week collection that you will be able to grab for free in 2020.

I’m limited in what I can change on the form, so I’ve included a key, so you understand the titles. This is what you’ll see on the Tanka Tuesday Challenge posts:

By participating in this challenge, you agree to allow me to publish your poem in a 2019 PDF collection of poetry if you are selected as the Poet of the Week. This collection will be available in January 2020 as a free download from my site.

Please do not submit anything to this form. This is just an example so you know what to expect tomorrow. Thank you.

The Poetry Challenge Recap published on Monday will now contain your poem, name, and a link to your blog. I am doing this as a courtesy to you for your participation in the challenge.

In exchange, PLEASE support the other poets by re-blogging the Weekly Recap, sharing it on social media, & commenting on the poet’s blogs.

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If you subscribe to my weekly blog update newsletter, you will receive as a thank you, a Poetry Form Cheatsheet that is perfect for use in the weekly challenge. Click HERE to subscribe.

Here’s to another fabulous year of syllabic poetry!

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at
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  1. Great idea Colleen. Forgive me in advance. I may be AWOL for a while as I concentrate on my edit and rewrite rather than challenges… But I’m sure it won’t be for long!
    Happy New Year Sis! 🎊🥂

  2. It all looks good, Colleen! I’m hosting dVerse on Tuesday if you want another challenge (in your spare time). : ) Happy New Year!

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  4. This is a great idea! Thanks for all the hard work you put in!

  5. I have a couple of questions. Do you no longer want pingbacks to your posts when our poems are published on our blogs? Also, haiku, Tanka, and other forms don’t usually have titles, so would it be acceptable to simply put “A Haiku” or “A Tanka” in the title field? Thank you.

    • That’s correct. No ping backs, please. And yes, please let me know what kind of poem it is. I want to save time with a cut and paste onto the recap and for the Poet of the Week compiliation. Happy New Year, Abbie. <3

  6. Happy new year dear.<3

  7. Great idea Colleen!

  8. Great idea Sis. But when we copy and paste to the form, dont we lose the image? <3

  9. I appreciate you too.
    Have a beautiful year ahead!!

  10. Excellent start to the new year, Colleen. Sharing

  11. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew.

  12. Looking good at your place, Colleen! I love the new banner. Once poets adjust to your form you will understand how much time it will save you in the collection process. I like your key to explain each field. Many blessings to you in 2019!

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