Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Candidates

The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The awards are presented for books of speculative poetry published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. This year there are six candidates for Chapbook and 26 candidates in the Book category.

For active members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, votes are due SEPTEMBER 15th and instructions on voting will appear in Star*Line 39.3 which will be arriving soon. 
This year's official candidates are:

Chapbooks Published in 2014 and 2015
Be Closer for My Burn • Robin Wyatt Dunn (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2015)
The Book of Answers • Herb Kauderer (Written Image, 2014)
A Guide for the Practical Abductee • E. Kristin Anderson (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014)
Southern Cryptozoology • Allie Marini (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015)
Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town • John Philip Johnson (Graphic Poetry, 2014)
Undoing Winter • Shannon Connor Winward (Finishing Line Press, 2014)

Full-length Books Published in 2014 and 2015
The Acolyte • Nancy Hightower (Port Yonder Press, 2015)
Chemical Letters • Octavia Cade (Popcorn Press, 2015)
The Crimson Tome • K. A. Opperman (Hippocampus Press, 2015)
Crowned: The Sign Of The Dragon Book 1 • Mary Soon Lee (Dark Renaissance Books, 2015)
Dark Energies • Ann K. Schwader (P’rea Press, 2015)
Dawn of the Algorithm • Yann Rousselot (Inkshares, 2015)
The Dishonesty of Dreams • A.J. Odasso (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2014)
Dreams from a Black Nebula • Wade German (Hippocampus Press, 2014)
An Exorcism of Angels • Stephanie Wytovich (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2015)
Gravedigger’s Dance • G.O. Clark (Dark Renaissance Books, 2014)
Eden Underground • Alessandro Manzetti (Crystal Lake Publishing, 2015)
The Endless Machine • Max Ingram (Bone Forge Books, 2015)
If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? • Matthea Harvey (Graywolf Press, 2014)
An Inheritance of Stone • Leslie J. Anderson (Alliteration Ink, 2014)
Lilith’s Demons • Julie r. Enszer (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2015)
The Madness of Empty Spaces • David E. Cowen (Weasel Press, 2014)
The Manufacturer of Sorrow • Michelle Scalise (Eldritch Press, 2014)
Naughty Ladies • Marge Simon (Eldritch Press, 2015)
Resonance Dark and Light • Bruce Boston (Eldritch Press, 2015)
The Robot Scientist’s Daughter • Jeannine Hall Gailey (Mayapple Press, 2015)
Solar Maximum • Sueyeun Juliette Lee (Futurepoem Books, 2015)
Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience • Laura Madeline Wiseman (Lavender Ink, 2014)
Space Traveler • Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press, 2014)
To Love As Aswang • Barbara Jane Reyes (PAWA, 2015)
Turn Left at November: Poems • Wendy Rathbone (Eye Scry Publications, 2015)
Visitations into Sídhe and Tír na nÓg • Alex Ness (Uffda Press, 2015)

The Science Fiction Poetry Association was established in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in science-fiction poetry. In addition to the Elgin Awards, it oversees the Rhysling Awards, and the Dwarf Star Awards, as well as the Science Fiction Poetry Contest. It publishes two journals, Star*Line and Eye to the Telescope.

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