Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 SFPA Science Fiction Poetry Contest

Poets with work touching on science fiction and the fantastic, the annual Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest is open until August 31st. First prize: $100. 2nd Prize: $50. 3rd Prize: $25. This year's judge is Kenji Liu.

 You do not have to be a member of the SFPA to submit entries, but you do get a 50% discount rate ($1 per poem) if you are. The regular rate is $2 per poem. You can see more details and the full guidelines at:

The Science Fiction Poetry Association was founded in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in science-fiction poetry. It has over 300 members worldwide and publishes several publications and resources for emerging and established poets. You can visit their website at:

About this year's judge:
Kenji C. Liu, a 1.5-generation immigrant from New Jersey, now in Southern California. His writing and art arises from his work as an activist, educator, artist, and cultural worker. A Pushcart Prize nominee and first runner-up finalist for the Poets & Writers 2013 California Writers Exchange Award, his writing is forthcoming or published in Barrow Street Journal, CURA, The Baltimore Review, RHINO Poetry, Generations, Eye to the Telescope, Ozone Park Journal, Kweli Journal, Doveglion Press, Best American Poetry's blog, Lantern Review, and others.

His poetry chapbook You Left Without Your Shoes was nominated for a 2009 California Book Award. A three-time VONA alum and recipient of residencies at Djerassi and Blue Mountain Center, he is completing a full-length poetry book. He is the poetry editor emeritus of Kartika Review.

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