2014 Rhysling Award Nominees

The candidates for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2014 Rhysling Award have been announced.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

The award candidates are poems published in 2013.

Short Poems

  • “The Captain Speaks” by Leslie J. Anderson • Star*Line 36.1
  • “Marketing Strategy” by F.J. Bergmann • Tales of the Talisman 9.3
  • “Nephology” by F.J. Bergmann • James Gunn’s Ad Astra 2
  • “What She Dreams Of” by F.J. Bergmann • ChiZine March 2013
  • “How Many” by Ruth Berman • Asimov’s Science Fiction February 2013
  • “Liar, Liar” by Robert Borski • Dreams & Nightmares 94
  • “Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston • 2013 Balticon Program Book
  • “View from the Oort Cloud” by Shelly Bryant • Illumen Spring 2013
  • “Singing the Plains” by Rachael Bundock • Goblin Fruit Summer 2013
  • “The Narrow Hours” by Gwendolyn Clare • Bull Spec 8
  • “Climbing Up the Sky” by G.O. Clark • Tales of the Talisman 9.1
  • (untitled) by Carolyn Clink • GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka 18, Fall/Winter 2013
  • “A City of Buried Rivers” by David Clink • Literary Review of Canada 21.9
  • “Why I Sold My Soul to the Storyteller” by Jennifer Crow • The First Bite of the Apple (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2013)
  • “Triptych” by Jane Crowley • Strange Horizons 9/9/13
  • “The Specialist” by James S. Dorr • Disturbed Digest June 2013
  • “The Bed I Haven’t Made Yet” by Peg Duthie • Star*Line 36.2
  • ‘imagining’ by Joshua Gage • Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse (The Poet’s Haven, 2013)
  • “Wheels” by Adele Gardner • Mythic Delirium 28
  • “A Virtuous Woman” by Nancy Hightower • Prick of the Spindle 7.3, September 2013
  • “After the Moon” by Russell Jones • Spaces of Their Own (Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2013)
  • “Sleeping Beauty Makes Dinner” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Goblin Fruit Winter 2013
  • “Pinocchio in the Toothpick Factory” by Andrew Kozma • Star*Line 36.2
  • “Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Asimov’s Science Fiction June 2013
  • “The Waiting” by Dennis M. Lane • The Ghazal Page November 2013
  • “Don’t Call Me a Fairy” by B.J. Lee • Spellbound Spring 2013
  • “Timeline Tapestry” by Sandra Lindow • Wisconsin Harvest II
  • “Topic of Cancer” by Sandra Lindow • 2014 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar
  • “Leaving Papa” by Darrell Lindsey • Kaleidotrope Summer 2013
  • “Bluebeard’s Wife” by Helen Marshall • The Sex Lives of Monsters (Kelp Queen Press, 2013)
  • “Irène Joliot-Curie” by Mary McMyne • Painted Bride Quarterly 86, February 2013
  • “Ivy” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Not One of Us 50
  • “Rigel” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Dark Mountain Book 4
  • “While on the vacation shuttle” by Terrie Leigh Relf • Star*Line 36.4
  • “Rhythm of Hoof and Cry” by S. Brackett Robertson • Mythic Delirium 0.1
  • “The Bone Cutter’s Lament” by James Frederick William Rowe • Songs of Eretz 1.2
  • “Apache Chief” by Sofia Samatar • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
  • “Orbit” by Diane Severson • The Mystic Nebula, July 12, 2013
  • “Alien Interrogation” by Marge Simon • Silver Blade 17
  • “From the Soil” by Anna Sykora • Chrome Baby, April 18, 2013
  • “Faerystruck Down” by Jason Sturner • Tales of the Talisman Volume IX, Issue 1
  • “Blackmare” by Natalia Theodoridou • Ideomancer, December 1, 2013
  • “Indefensible Disclosures” by William John Watkins • Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2013
  • “My Translation Wouldn’t Be the Same as Yours” by Lesley Wheeler • Avatar Review 15
  • “Even Cowgirls Spread the News” by Laurel Winter • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
  • “Black Bird” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)
  • “Re-Obsolete” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • Star*Line 36.4

Long Poems

  • “Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013
  • “Ponies and Rocketships” by Leslie Anderson • Asimov’s Science Fiction, September 2013
  • “Songs at a Crossroad” by Megan Arkenberg • Ideomancer 12.1
  • “Hungry as Living Sorrow” by Jenny Blackford • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
  • “The Last Dream” by Leigh Blackmore • Weird Fiction Review 4
  • “Living on the Leys” by Bruce Boston • Bête Noire 12
  • “Image from a postcard sketched between city and dragon” by Liz Bourke • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013
  • “Interim Problem Report 119V-0080” by Jennifer Clark • Paper Crow 3.1
  • “Into the Deep” by Kendall Evans • James Gunn’s Ad Astra 2
  • “The Girl Who Tipped Through Time” by Robert Frazier • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
  • “Diana’s Justice” by Adele Gardner • Heroic Fantasy Quarterly 16
  • “Riveted” by Lisa Bradley • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
  • “Your Clone & You” by Robert Frazier • Dreams & Nightmares 94
  • “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent” by Ada Hoffman • Mythic Delirium 29
  • “Gingerbread House: The Apron’s Lot” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Jabberwock Review Winter 2013
  • “Backwater” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
  • “Across the Dark, the Pioneers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Starship Century (Microwave Sciences, 2013)
  • “Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 36.4
  • “I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit Summer 201
  • “The Collected Postcards of Billy the Kid” by Helen Marshall • Postscripts to Darkness 4
  • “Special Delivery from the Unnamed Quadrant” by Jason Matthews • Star*Line 36.2
  • “Heaven and Earth” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Niteblade December 2013
  • “Sand Bags” by Dominik Parisien • Strange Horizons 11/18/13
  • “Ophelia” by Qyn • Strange Horizons 20 May 13
  • “Mary Shelley’s Notebook” by Marge Simon • Songs of Eretz December 2013
  • “Allegra” by Christina Sng • Tales of the Talisman 8.3
  • “Five Flavors” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons December 2013
  • “The Robo Sutra” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons July 2013
  • “Crazy” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)