Thursday, November 20, 2014
Reminder: Rhysling Votes Due Today!
As a final reminder: Votes for the 2014 Rhysling Awards are due by Midnight on Thursday, November 20th! For active members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, remember:
There are two categories: Short poems and Long poems. We ask members to pick three in both categories from the Rhysling Anthology which has all of this year's eligible nominees. You may abstain from making a selection in either category or from any level within a category, if you choose. You may not list the same poem more than once. First-place votes count five points, second-place votes are worth three points, and third-place votes are worth one point. The poems with the most points win. Please vote by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your choices.
Nominees for each year's Rhysling Awards are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of two categories: “Best Long Poem” (50+ lines; for prose poems, 500+ words) and “Best Short Poem” (0–49 lines; for prose poems, 0–499 words). All nominated works must have been published during the preceding calendar year of the awards year. The Rhysling Awards are put to a final vote by the membership of the SFPA selection from all nominated works, presented in the Rhysling Anthology.
The winning works are regularly reprinted in the Nebula Awards Anthology from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., and are considered in the SF/F/H/Spec. field to be the equivalent in poetry of the awards given for "prose" work— achievement awards given to poets by the writing peers of their own field of literature.