Submissions for the Dwarf Stars anthology, from which the best short speculative poem of 2013 will be selected, opened April 1. Anyone may submit poems of their own or by others — though only Science Fiction Poetry Association members may vote for the award.
The Dwarf Stars anthology is open to all genres of speculative poetry, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and “unclassifiable, but speculative.” Poems must be no more than ten lines (or no more than 100 words for prose poems) not including title or stanza breaks, and first published in 2013. Submission deadline is May 15. The anthology will be issued in July. The voting deadline will be August 15, 2014.
SFPA is also taking nominations from members for the Elgin Awards. Named for founder Suzette Haden Elgin, the awards are given for Chapbook and Book. A cumulative list of nominated books is posted on the SFPA website. The deadline to nominate is May 15; the voting deadline is August 15.