SFPA Poetry Contest

SFPAI’ve recently joined the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and they are having a contest to raise funds for SFPA, as well as to draw more attention to speculative poets and reward writers of good speculative poems. 

The 2017 Science Fiction Poetry Contest opened June 1. Winners will be announced by October 1. Mary McMyne is the 2017 Contest Chair. Questions about the contest can be sent to 17contest@sfpoetry.com. This year’s judge is Nikia Chaney. The deadline is August 31.

Contest Rules: The 2017 SFPA speculative poetry contest is open to all poets, including non-SFPA-members. Prizes will be awarded for best poem in 3 categories: 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 500 words and up]). Line count does not include title or stanza breaks. All sub-genres of speculative poetry allowed in any form. Entries will be read blind.

Please see the website for full submission guidelines: http://sfpoetry.com/contests.html

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

A former news journalist, Angela Yuriko Smith retired to write fiction. Her prose and poetry have been published in several print and online publications. She has nearly 20 books which include dark and speculative fiction for YA and adults, books for children and two collections of poetry. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” has been nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. When not writing, she teaches creative writing at Northwest Florida State College.
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