Thursday, October 15, 2015
Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest winners announced!
The Science Fiction Poetry Association recently announced the winners of the 2015 SFPA: Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest.
There were three winners in three categories: Dwarf, Short, and Long Form, judged this year by Lesley Wheeler. Winners received between $100 to $25 based on their placement. You can see the winning poems here: http://sfpoetry.com/contests/15contest.html
Dwarf Category: 71 entries
Winner: Anomaly, F. J. Bergmann
2nd Place: “Methane Snowfall,” Melanie A. Rawls
3rd Place: Crater Conundrum Pizza, Greer Woodward
Honorable Mention: “speed of light,” Susan Burch; After Dark, F. J. Bergmann
Short Category: 165 entries
Winner: Metis Emits, Akua Lezli Hope
2nd Place: Phone Tree, Alexandra Erin
3rd Place: Some Who Wander Become Lost, Peg Duthie
Honorable Mention: The Agnostic Fireman Considers Tears, Jonathan Travelstead; Mermaids, Jeffrey Park; Neighborhood Charms, Marian Moore
Long Category: 44 entries
Winner: Transference, F. J. Bergmann
2nd Place: Arizona Rest Stop, Richard Bruns
3rd Place: The Comet Elm, Martin Elster
Honorable Mention: Job, Isaac and the Barrio, David Cowen
About the Judge:
Lesley Wheeler is the author of The Receptionist and Other Tales, a James Tiptree, Jr. Award Honor Book, and the new collection Radioland. Her poems appear in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Poetry, New Orleans Review, and other magazines. She teaches at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and blogs about poetry at lesleywheeler.org.