Mary Soon Lee and Neil Gaiman are the winners of the 2018 Rhysling Awards presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA).
The winners were chosen by SFPA members, with 140 votes cast in the short poem category, and 93 in the long poem category.
Short Poem Category
“Advice to a Six-Year-Old”
Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 40.2
“How to Grieve: A Primer for Witches”
Sara Cleto • Mythic Delirium, May
F. J. Bergmann • Polu Texni 12/26/17
Long Poem Category
“The Mushroom Hunters”
Neil Gaiman • Brainpickings 4/26/17
Cassandra Rose Clarke • Star*Line 40.4
Mary Soon Lee • Mithila Review 9
The 2018 Rhysling Anthology can be ordered through the SFPA website. The editor and 2018 contest chair is Linda D. Addison. The book design is by F.J. Bergmann, Cover image is “Dark Mermaid” by Rowena Morrill.
[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]