As you can imagine, when you have so much going on in the world of speculative poetry, it can be a little hard to keep track of everyone's news after a while. We're now in October, so it seems like a good month to do a recap of all of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association member news as people reported to Michael H. Payne, who has my fullest and sincere appreciation for what is such a tremendous task, given how many of us are spread out over 19+ countries.
June and July:
And in case you missed it:
2017 Elgin Award Winners
2017 Speculative Poetry Contest Winners
2017 Dwarf Star Award Winners
2017 Rhysling Award Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association was established in 1978 by Suzette Haden-Elgin and has an international membership representing over 19 nations and cultures including United States, Italy, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, the Hmong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association publishes two journals: Star*Line and Eye to the Telescope. It oversees three major literary awards for poetry: The Rhyslings, the Dwarf Stars, and the Elgin Awards. We also conduct an annual science fiction poetry contest and other special events and gatherings. Further, we also provide resources for emerging and established poets seeking professional publication and networking opportunities.