The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association announced the winners of its 2019 Poetry Contest on October 15.
This year’s contest offered prizes in three divisions:
- Dwarf (poems 1-10 lines [prose poems 0-100 words])
- Short (11-49 lines [prose poems 101-499 words])
- Long (50 lines and more [prose poems 500+ words])
Speculative poets from around the world sent contest chair Do Nguyên Mai received 560 entries (99 dwarf-length, 248 short, and 113 long poems) from around the world.
The winners were chosen by Judge Nicole Oquendo.
Dwarf Form winning poem
Dark Matters by Angela Yuriko Smith
- Second Place: Poet in my basement by Frances Kai-Hwa
- Third Place: Seeds by Alan Michaels
Short Form winning poem
The Fox and the Forest by Holly Lyn Walrath
- Second Place: An Elephant in Ophir, Colorado. Pop. 114, 9695′ above sea level, c. 1930. by M. C. Childs
- Third Place: The Night Witch Dreams of Flight by Jeff Crandall
- Honorable Mention: Man and Mecha by Kimberly Wade
Long Form winning poem
The Mining Town by Holly Lyn Walrath
- Second Place: Your Brain Awakens in a Jar by Kate Felix
- Third Place: The 100-Meter Dash of Florence Vanderschmidt by Christine Tyler
[Note: I apologize,but WordPress will not reproduce the characters in the contest chair’s first name, so the Latin letters that appear most similar have been substituted.]