Eucalypt   Submissions

There will be two print issues per year, in May and in November. Submissions close on March 31 and September 30 respectively.

Poets may submit up to six tanka for consideration but no more than two poems by an individual poet will be selected for any single issue.

Poems must be original, unpublished (in print or on the internet), not broadcast and not under consideration elsewhere.
Poems posted on the internet, including social media forums such as blog, twitter, facebook, etc., where there is multiple access, are considered published and are not eligible for Eucalypt.
(The work of small, closed access groups of 3-12 members who workshop in person, or directly by email to each other is not considered previously published.)

Sorry, but we are not currently accepting original translations of pre-published work, or sequences or sets.

Acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted tanka will be advised as soon as possible after the closing dates to those poets who provide an email address or enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope for this advice.

There is no submission fee.


This page will be substantially updated soon but meanwhile please note that Beverley George has passed the curatorship (editing and publishing) of Eucalypt to Julie Thorndyke.

Send submissions for Eucalypt to
Julie Thorndyke
Editor Eucalypt: a tanka journal,
3 Forest Knoll
Castle Hill NSW 2154

or email

with the subject line: "For consideration Eucalypt Issue [relevant number]" followed by your surname.

When making your submissions it would be helpful if you would include your name, full postal address, including country, and the date of submission, at the top of the same page as your tanka. Please include a statement that your poems are original, unpublished (see explanation above) and not under consideration elsewhere.

Submission Dates:

Submissions for Eucalypt 35 will close on September 30, 2023

Submissions for Eucalypt 36 will close on March 31, 2024

Thank you for your support of Eucalypt: a tanka journal.

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