On June 1, the 2019 Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) Poetry Contest opens and will be accepting entries from all poets, including non-members of the SFPA. Poets may enter in three categories:
All sub-genres of speculative poetry are welcome in any form.
Entries will be read blind. Winners will receive a $100 First Prize, $50 Second
Prize, and $25 Third Prize in each category, as well as publication on sfpoetry.com.
The contest fee is $2 to enter.
Entries must be submitted by August 31.Winners will be announced
by October 1. To enter or learn more, see the submission
guidelines on the official SFPA contest website at sfpoetry.com/contests.html.
This year’s contest judge is Nicole Oquendo, a writer and visual
artist who combines these two elements to craft multimodal nonfiction, poetry,
and fiction. Their work can be found in literary journals like BOAAT, CutBank,
DIAGRAM, and Gulf Stream, among others. They are the author of
the hybrid memoir Telomeres, as well as five chapbooks. Their most
recent book of illustrated speculative poetry is Space Baby: Episodes I-III.
They are currently an Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications who are
publishing their curated anthology, Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid
Identities, in 2019.