Member News-October, 2017

Where has the time gone? Our members had a hauntingly good month this past October at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association with many fine successes to report! Michael H. Payne did a wonderful job gathering together the news from our many members around the world. Congratulations, and we look forward to more news from each of you soon!

Adele Gardner

poetry workshop, Sat., Nov. 11, 10:30am, Meeting Room A, Hampton Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669, ages 18+, 757-727-1312, http://www.hampton.gov/library

science fiction & fantasy poetry workshop, Tues., Nov. 28, 12-1 pm, Meeting Room B, Hampton Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669, ages 18+, 757-727-1312, http://www.hampton.gov/library

 

Michael H. Payne

poem, “A New Age,” Write Like You’re Alive 2017, Zoetic Press, Oct. 2017, https://zoetic-press.myshopify.com/products/write-like-youre-alive-2017

 

Elizabeth Barrette

poems sponsored and posted on The Wordsmith’s Forge Polychrome Heroics sale page, https://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/4481594.html

poems from the October Poetry Fishbowl, The Wordsmith’s Forge fishbowl report, https://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/4484187.html

 

Trisha J. Wooldridge

prose poem, “Ghosts in Their Eyes,” Wicked Haunted: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers, NEHW Press, 2017, http://amzn.to/2yLvouD

poem, “Circus Under the Bed,” Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A Charity Anthology Benefitting The Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Necon Ebooks, 2017, https://www.amazon.com/Now-Lay-Down-Sleep-Benefitting/dp/154863915X

 

Shannon Connor Winward

workshop, “You Must Submit: How to Shop your Writing to Magazines, Journals and Publishers,” http://www.dewritersstudio.org/2017/02/06/sunday-october-15-2017-shannon-connor-winward-on-submitting/

poem, “Archaeology” (spec), Abyss & Apex, October 2017, http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2017/09/archaeology/

poem, “Osiris in My Coffee Shop” (spec),  Mirrordance, October 2017, http://www.mirrordancefantasy.com/2017/10/osiris-in-my-coffee-shop.html

 

Christina M. Rau

2 “Misfit Docs” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, “Shopping List For An Urban Space Cowboy,” http://queenmobs.com/2017/10/misfit-doc-shopping-list-urban-space-cowboy/ and “Fiddling For Beginners,” http://queenmobs.com/2017/10/misfit-doc-fiddling-beginners/, Oct 2017

 

Deborah Davitt

poem, (non-genre, probably) “Old Foes,” Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2017. (October 13, 2017)

 

Gary O. Clark

poem, “Probabilities”, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Nov/Dec. 2017, http://www.asimovs.com.

2 poems, “Corn Maze” and “A Death In the Family”, Into Darkness Peering, ed. Tyree Campbell,  Alban Lake Publishing, 2017, http://store.albanlake.com/product/into-darkness-peering/

 

Stace Johnson

5 panelist appearances (one SF poetry panel, several others), MileHiCon, Oct. 27-29, 2017, http://www.milehicon.org/

 

Colleen Anderson

poem, (online), “Rapunzel and Medusa”, Polu Texni, Sept. 2017, http://www.polutexni.com/?s=colleen+anderson

poem, (online), “Witch Moon”, The Future Fire 42, Oct. 2017,  http://futurefire.net/2017.42/fiction/witchmoon.html

poem, (digital/print), “Wings”, HWA Poetry Showcase IV, Oct. 2017, https://www.amazon.com/HWA-Poetry-Showcase-David-Cowen-ebook/dp/B076GWX5RZ

poem, (print/nongenre), “you cannot close a cat’s eyes”, The Quilliad #8, Oct. 2017, https://thequilliad.wordpress.com/

interview, (online, podcast) Urban Fantasist Weird Tales Show (Charles Christian interviews me 44 minute mark), Urban Fantasist, Oct. 2017, http://www.urbanfantasist.com/weird-tales-radio/urban-fantasist-weird-tales-radio-show4-19-october-2017

 

Mary Cresswell

poetry collection, Field Notes, Markaro Press, http://www.makaropress.co.nz/submarine-books-2/field-notes-by-mary-cresswell/

 

Gene Twaronite

5 poems, non-genre/online, “Pigeon Spikes,” “Prescription,” “Feeling the Heat,” “Deep Discount,” “Timepiece,” The Ravens Perch, http://www.theravensperch.com/?s=Gene+Twaronite

 

Frank Coffman

3 poems, “The Fateful Flower,” “The Witch of the Wood” and “Samhain Redivivus,” Spectral Realms #6, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-6

2 poems, “Dracul’s Desmesne” and “Metamorphosis,” Spectral Realms #7, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-7

poem, “The Summoner,” Gathering Storm Magazine vol.1 no. 2, https://www.gatheringstormmagazine.com/copy-of-volume-1-issue-1

2 poems, “Finis” and “The Flame and the Shadow,” Gathering Storm Magazine vol.1 no. 3, https://www.gatheringstormmagazine.com/year-1-issue-3

2 poems, “Cwn Annwn [The Hounds of Annwen]” and “Unheeded Warning” Gathering Storm Magazine vol.1 no. 4, https://www.gatheringstormmagazine.com/year-1-issue-4

poem, “The Master’s Advice to the Apprentice Mage” Gathering Storm Magazine vol.1 no. 5, https://www.gatheringstormmagazine.com/year-1

poem, “Behind the Mask,” Cyaegha, http://www.freewebs.com/batglynn/cyaegha.htm

poem, “Forbidden Words,” Forbidden Knowledge: Darkness Ascending, Cyaegha Special Publication #6, http://www.freewebs.com/batglynn/cyaegha.htm

haiku, Haikuniverse, 6-21-17, http://www.haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-frank-coffman/

2 poems, “time machine” and “Aokighara,” Scifaikuest, Aug. 2017, http://store.albanlake.com/product/scifaikuest-57/

poem, “Jack,” Eldritch Tales, vol. 2, no. 1, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36407806-eldritch-tales-vol-2-no-1

poem, “The Offering,” Crypt of Cthulhu #108, http://necropress.com/ebay-offerings/

 

Richard Magahiz

untitled haiku, Jumble Box, CreateSpace, August 28, 2017, https://www.createspace.com/7511567

 

Sandra Lindow

poem, “Prelude to Spring,” Barstow and Grand, http://www.barstowandgrand.com

poem, “A Calculus,” The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 7 Issue 2 (July 2017), http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol7/iss2/25

poem, “What Do Simple Folk Do?” (Guinevere’s Complaint and Merlin’s Reply) Timeless Tales 8: Arthurian Legends, https://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/arthurian-legends

poem, “How to Write Your Own Peony,” reprint, Riddled with Arrows, http://www.riddledwitharrows.com/riddled-with-arrows-issue-1-2toc/poetry/#peony

poem, “April Poetry Month,” 2018 Poets’ Calendar, http://www.wfop.org/poets-calendar-1/poets-calendar-2018

poem, “Autumn Window” Volume One, April 2017, https://volumeone.org/home

poem, “Robert the Robot tells the Pepsi Cola Mechanical Bear,” Bramble, March 2017, http://www.wfop.org/bramble-spring-2017

poem, “Once,” Riddled by Arrows, March 2017, http://www.riddledwitharrows.com/issue1-1toc/poetry/#Once

poem, “Rain Dance,” Blue Heron Review, February 2017, https://blueheronreview.com/blue-heron-review-issue-7-winter-2017/

poem, “The Venus of Letting Go” Dreams and Nightmares 105, January 2017, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.com/

edited Fall 2017 issue of Bramble, http://www.wfop.org/bramble-fall-2017

 

Ashley Dioses

poetry collection, Diary of a Sorceress, Hippocampus Press, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/mythos-and-other-authors/poetry/diary-of-a-sorceress-by-ashley-dioses?zenid=064haui84vo2uqmk6gc08q9mt4

 

Neile Graham

poem, “The God of Unmendable Things,” The Literary Nest 3:3, Fall 2017, https://theliterarynest.com/issues/vol-3-issue-3/poetry/neile-graham/

poem, “The Alchemy of Arsenic,” Liminality 13, Autumn 2017, http://www.liminalitypoetry.com/issue-13-autumn-2017/the-alchemy-of-arsenic/

poem, “The Goddess of the Sea-facing World,” Kaleidotrope, Autumn 2017, http://www.kaleidotrope.net/autumn-2017/the-goddess-of-the-sea-facing-world-by-neile-graham/

 

PS Cottier

poem, “Lycium Barbarum”, Umbel & Panicle Issue 5, October 2017, https://umbelandpanicle.weebly.com/issue-five-ps-cottier.html

 

Joyce Chng

poem, “Qi Xi”, Uncanny Magazine, July 4 2017, https://uncannymagazine.com/article/qi-xi/

poem, “Skyscarves/Aurora,” Glittership, Spring 2017, http://www.glittership.com/buy/

 

crystalwizard

poem, “Autumn’s Art”, Bewildering Stories Magazine, online, Oct. 30, 2017, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue736

poem, “Mr. Cat”, Bewildering Stories, May 1, 2017, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue712/mr_cat.html

 

Angela Yuriko Smith

book, Escape Claws, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, March 15, 2017, http://amzn.to/2iHntci

book, Escape Claws (Spanish translation), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 7, 2017, http://amzn.to/2gQEyQL

 

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, audiobook of Remarriages, October 24, 2017, https://www.audible.com/pd/Drama-Poetry/Remarriages-Audiobook/B076MFV8RJ

poem, “now I don’t remember what happened”, Duane’s Poetree blog, October 20, 2017, https://duanespoetree.blogspot.com/2017/10/robin-wyatt-dunn-writes.html?m=1

poem, “Who stalls the light”, In Between Hangovers, October 20, 2017, https://inbetweenhangovers.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/who-stalls-the-light-by-robin-wyatt-dunn/

poem, “something of a stupendous energy”, 1947 Journal, October 18, 2017,  http://1947journal.tumblr.com/post/166553520104/something-of-stupendous-energy-by-robin-wyatt-dunn

poem, “who frames the right”, 1947 Journal, October 10, 2017, http://1947journal.tumblr.com/post/166249589099/who-frames-the-right-by-robin-wyatt-dunn

poem, “burn”, 1947 Journal, October 4, 2017, http://1947journal.tumblr.com/post/166053050864/burn-by-robin-wyatt-dunn

 

Herb Kauderer

long poem, non-genre, “North Polar Ice”, Water: a Poets Speak Anthology, https://www.amazon.com/Water-Poets-Speak-John-Roche/dp/1548868388

poem, “Watches”, Bewildering Stories’ Third Quarterly Review, 2017 http://bewilderingstories.com/anthologies/719-730_antho.html

prose poem, “Retro Travel Styles”, Speculative 66 #13, https://speculative66.weebly.com/current-issue.html

16 poems, “Acquired Wisdom”, “Romance Denied”, “Ninja Assassin”, “Evil Clown”, “Mummy”, “Prophet”, “Fly-Man”, “An Angry Giant”, “Hellhound”, “Roc”, “Troll”, “Zombie”, “Leprechuan”, “Cyclops”, “Banshee”, “Changeling”, Stinkwaves Fall 2017, http://stinkwavesmagazine.com/index.html

poem, non-genre, “boudoir accessory”, Micropoetry Oct 11 2017, http://micropoetry.com/boudoir-accessory.html

mini-chapbook, mostly non-genre, The Detective’s Ghost & Other Little Mysteries, 108 poems & 16 short fictions, https://www.writtenimagepress.com/

2 poems, “What Neighbors Do” & “Lily, Rose, Birch”, 49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures, Oct 2017, https://www.amazon.com/49th-Parallels-Alternative-Canadian-Histories-ebook/dp/B076PKY2PY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509283780&sr=1-1&keywords=49th+parallels

poem, non-genre, “20’s numbers game”, Micropoetry Oct 25 2017, http://micropoetry.com/20s-numbers-game.html

poem, “Appointments”, The Distance Between Insanity and Genius (The Poet’s Haven Digest #4), https://www.amazon.com/Poets-Haven-Digest-Distance-Insanity/dp/1640920048/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509284530&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Distance+Between+Insanity

 

Herb Kauderer & Scott E. Green

poem, “War Games”, Bewildering Stories’ Third Quarterly Review, 2017, http://bewilderingstories.com/anthologies/719-730_antho.html

 

Robin Mayhall

4 poems, two untitled haiku, “Cosmic bartender” and “The zodiac on Titan,” Scifaikuest August 2017 print anniversary issue, Alban Lake Publishing, http://store.albanlake.com/product/scifaikuest-57/

 

Peter Roberts

2 poems, “L5” (reprint, excerpt) & “the evening after”, Shoreline of Infinity Issue 9, Autumn 2017, https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/product/shoreline-of-infinity-9/

 

Ann K. Schwader

poem, “Salisbury Twilight,” HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. IV, Horror Writers Association, Oct. 2017,  http://tinyurl.com/y94q4err

haiku, “the second hand’s” Haikuniverse, Oct. 2, http://www.haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-ann-k-schwader-2/

 

Janice Leach & James Frederick Leach

poetry collection ‘Til Death: Marriage Poems, Raw Dog Screaming Press, January 2017. http://rawdogscreaming.com/books/til-death/

 

David Kopaska-Merkel

3 poems, print, “The Quanta of Time,” “Tequila Planet,” “Sacred Music”, Illumen 29, Autumn 2017, http://store.albanlake.com/?s=illumen&submit=Search

poem, print, “Hell, It’s Just Food Poisoning,” The Martian Wave 2017, http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2017/

 

Mary Soon Lee

​poem, reprint, mainstream, “Trees,” winner of the ​​150th Poetry Nook weekly contest, 10/1/2017, https://www.poetrynook.com/forum/contest-winners/150th-weekly-poetry-contest-winner-trees

​poem, ​”The Secret Life of a Toaster,” Polu Texni, 10/2/2017, http://www.polutexni.com/?p=1518

poem, “Lotus Moon,” Mythic Delirium #4.2​​, October 2017, https://mythicdelirium.com/mythic-delirium-4-2-october-december-2017

​2 poems, mainstream, “Favorite Place” & “What He Told Me,” Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, October 2017, http://www.songsoferetz.com/2017/10/favorite-place-by-mary-soon-lee.html & http://www.songsoferetz.com/2017/10/what-he-told-me-by-mary-soon-lee.html

 

Lisa Timpf

poem (genre, print), “What Must Be Done”, The Martian Wave 2017, http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/tmw.htm

2 poems (genre, print), “The Defendants’ Plea in the Altair 5 Affair”, and “She Doesn’t Understand”, Illumen 29, Autumn, 2017, http://store.albanlake.com/product/illumen-29/.

 

Robert Frazier

poem, “Your Clone Authors a Sticky Note”, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Nov./Dec. 2017, http://www.asimvos.com

 

Vince Gotera

Poem, non-genre, “Riddle: 14 Donalds,” (Letter to America Series), Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, October 2017, https://www.terrain.org/2017/poetry/letter-to-america-gotera/

3 poems, genre, “Sestina: Dragon,” “Looking Back to the Stars,” and “Dear Mr. Frost … or may I call you Jack?”  Altered Reality Magazine, October 2017, http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/sestina-dragon-by-vince-gotera/http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/dear-mr-frost-or-may-i-call-you-jack-by-vince-gotera/http://www.alteredrealitymag.com/looking-back-to-the-stars-by-vince-gotera/

Illustration, genre, cover art, Dreams & Nightmares, Issue 107, September 2017, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2017/08/082617d.html

 

John C. Mannone

poems and fiction in application packet, award recipient of 2017 Horror Writers Association Scholarship, October 10, 2017, http://horrorscholarships.com/2017-scholarship-winners/

2 poems, “First Battles” and “November 1862” within the essay “Evolution and Description of an Historical Novella with Dark Elements: Fragments” (Horror Writers Association Newsletter, Blood & Spades, ed. Marge Simon), October 31, 2017, https://horror.org/ (Members Only section)

poem, “Operation RAGE,” The Poet’s Haven Digest: The Distance Between Insanity and Genius (ed. Vertigo Xi’an Xavier, The Poet’s Haven Digest #4, October 2017) ISBN 978-1-64092-004-0, http://boutique.poetshaven.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=144

poem, “Tabernacle Among Stars,” Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, October 20, 2017, http://www.songsoferetz.com/2017/10/tabernacle-among-stars-by-john-c-mannone.html

non-speculative poem, “Games People Play,” Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Oct 11, 2017, http://www.songsoferetz.com/2017/10/games-people-play-by-john-c-mannone.html

2 poems, “a day with you” and “The Church on the Hill” Halcyon Days, Issue 7, October 2017, http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.com/p/2017.html

 

Wendy Van Camp

4 poems, “Prosthetic”, “Interface”, Neural Dust” and “Mind Jack”, Far Horizons Magazine, Halloween Issue 2017,  https://farhorizonsmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/halloween-2017.pdf

 

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