Last year's winners were:
Short Poem Category
First Place "Peach-Creamed Honey" by Amal El-Mohtar
Second Place "Binary Creation Myth" by Karen A. Romanko
Third Place "Dogstar Men" by C.S.E. Cooney
Long Poem Category
First Place "The Sea King’s Second Bride" by C. S. E. Cooney
Second Place "Dark Rains Here and There" by Bruce Boston
Third Place "Wreck-Diving the Starship" by Robert Frazier
This year, I suspect Ann K. Schwader will be particularly competitive, having recently examined her 2011 book, Twisted in Dreams, a volume of Lovecraftian poetry edited by S.T. Joshi, but also more than that. Twisted in Dreams. As I mentioned before, whole books are not considered by the Rhyslings.
I'm personally also looking forward to seeing if any pieces by Kristine Ong-Muslim, Anchalee P. Roberts, Burlee Vang, Andre Yang, Oscar Bermeo, Barbara Jane Reyes or Shweta Narayan can and will be put forward. But who are some of the people you hope to see nominated?