Congratulations to all the Elgin Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Elgin award, especially Marge Simon, who I had the pleasure of interviewing earlier this year as well as reviewing her second place winner, Small Spirits: Dark Dolls.

Read that interview here.

Read the review here.

The largest pool of poetry books and chapbooks to date—51 books were nominated! I am thrilled to have been nominated with my first poetry chapbook, In Favor of Pain, and was told it made it to 9th place.

Full-Length Book Category

  • Winner: Field Guide to the End of the World • Jeannine Hall Gailey (Moon City Press, 2016)
  • Second Place (tie): A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora • Jenna Le (Anchor & Plume, 2016)
  • Second Place (tie): Small Spirits: Dark Dolls • Marge Simon (Midnight Town Media, 2016)
  • Third Place: Dead Starships • Wendy Rathbone (Eye Scry Publications, 2016)

Chapbook Category

  • Winner: Leviathan • Neil Aitken (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2016)
  • Second Place: Radio Heart, or; How Robots Fall Out of Love • Margaret Rhee (Finishing Line Press, 2016)
  • Third Place: Apocalypse • John C. Mannone (Alban Lake, 2015)

Find out more about the the Science Fiction Poetry Association here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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