United Haiku and Tanka Society




Submissions to cattails must be sent by email only. Submissions must be placed in the body of the email — attachments will not be read. See the "definitions" page for full information by genre'.

Please submit only works that have never been previously published elsewhere, either online or in print, (this includes on social media sites, blogs, and websites), see the referenced hyper-links below: (click on the Number)

(1) "Is work considered previously published if I post it on a blog, Web site, large social-networking site, or online literary journal?"
"If you’ve posted your writing on any of the above sites, it is generally considered previously published".

(2) "Published means", "Presented to the public".

In addition, works must not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor entered in any competition at the time sent to us, within the time it takes to receive a response from our editors, or during the pre-publish time-period. It is also the responsibility of a submitter to guarantee that all work is 'your' copyrighted material, and that any collaborations are with the prior permission of all involved parties, are without Copyright issues, and that "first credits" are noted.

We encourage you to submit your works in your native language, along with the English version.
One submission per reading period of:

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 allthingshaibun@gmail.com

Work is selected on content and merit only according to our submission guidelines. It is never selected just so a theme, thread, or publishing order can be arranged by the editors.

2017 Submission Dates: Opening, Deadlines, and Publication:

Submissions open:

Submissions sent before the two submission periods will not be read and will be discarted.

The first Issue of cattails will appear:  April 2017.




mainstream short form poetry
tanka prose
sequences of any type
linked verse
rhymed work
books for review

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

You must include your Country, full name, and email address to be considered !

Principal Editor: Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan
submittocattails+EDITOR@gmail.com with the subject heading: EDITOR

Tanka Editor: David Terelinck, Australia
submittocattails+TANKA@gmail.com with the subject heading: TANKA

Haiku Editor: Geethanjali Rajan, India
submittocattails+HAIKU@gmail.com with the subject heading: HAIKU

Senryu Editor: Gautam Nadkarni, India
submittocattails+SENRYU@gmail.com with the subject heading: SENRYU

Haibun Editor: Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan
submittocattails+HAIBUN@gmail.com with the subject heading: HAIBUN

Youth Corner Editor: Kala Ramesh, India
submittocattails+YOUTH@gmail.com with the subject heading: YOUTH

Webmaster: Mike Montreuil, Canada
submittocattails+TECH@gmail.com with the subject heading: TECH

UHTS Secretary: lliyana Stoyanova
submittocattails+JOIN@gmail.com with the subject heading: JOIN

Copyright Policy:

All rights revert back to authors upon publication, although credits for having been first-published in cattails (both online and in print), are required, as are credits for any collaboration of any submission. We reserve the right to reprint accepted work in electronic or hardcopy form.