As a reminder to all of the members of the Science Fiction and Poetry Association, the 2017 Elgin Award votes will be due soon on September 15th. This year there are 21 chapbooks and 31 full-length books under consideration that were nominated by the membership, reflecting the work of 44 different presses.
The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. Chapbooks must contain 10-39 pages of poetry and books must contain 40 or more pages of poetry.
We thank this year’s Elgin Award chair, Josh Brown, for his invaluable assistance to the SFPA in organizing the nomination process and ensuring eligibility of both nominators and nominees. If you have any questions on the voting process, please feel free to contact the SFPA as soon as convenient. To vote, you must be a member in good standing at the time of your vote.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association was established in 1978 by Suzette Haden-Elgin and has an international membership representing over 19 nations and cultures including United States, Italy, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, the Hmong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association publishes two journals: Star*Line and Eye to the Telescope. It oversees three major literary awards for poetry: The Rhyslings, the Dwarf Stars, and the Elgin Awards. It also conducts an annual science fiction poetry contest and other special events and gatherings. Further, they also provide resources for emerging and established poets seeking professional publication and networking opportunities.