Star*Line 41.3 Coming Soon! Is Your Address Up To Date?

The SFPA wants to issue a special heads up for new SFPA members who are receiving the print edition and members who recently moved.

All current SFPA members should have received the digital link to Star*Line 41.3 this week, but as we prepare for the mailing NOW is the time to let us know if your address has changed.

If you have not received the digital link, please let us know, and send address changes to our membership chair ASAP by July 25th so we can update our records. This particular mailing is very important because it will also include your copy of the Dwarf Stars short poem candidates for consideration to review and vote on.  This issue of Star*Line also includes voting instructions for the Elgin Awards and Grand Master nominees, among other notices and updates. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the secret shoggoth hidden in the cover by Virgil Suarez!

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Our thanks to Star*Line editor Vince Gotera for his continued service and to this year’s Dwarf Stars editor, Deborah P Kolodji, who was the first Dwarf Stars editor, when the award was established by former SFPA president, Mike Allen. Today, Deborah P Kolodji is the California regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. The former president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, Kolodji is also is a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California , the Yuki Teikei Haiku SocietyHaiku Canada, and the California State Poetry Society.
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The author of four chapbooks of poetry, her first full-length book of haiku and senryu is Highway of Sleeping Towns, from Shabda Press. Debbie has published more than 900 haiku in publications such as Frogpond, Modern Haiku, the Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Acorn, Rattle, and Mayfly, as well as speculative poetry in Strange HorizonsStar*Line,Grievous Angel, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Tales of the Unanticipated, Tales of the Talisman, and Dreams and Nightmares.She has also published short stories in Thema and Tales of the Talisman and a short memoir in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul. Her work has been anthologized in such publications as The Rhysling Anthology, Red Moon Anthology, Dwarf Stars, Aftershocks: Poetry of Recovery, New Resonance 4, and The Nebula Awards Showcase: 2015. Debbie co-organized the 2013 Haiku North America conference about the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and joined Haiku North America as a director in 2016.

 

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The Dwarf Stars anthology showcases nominees for the best short poem published in the previous year. Anyone may submit their own poems or those of others; there is no limit to how many poems you may submit for the anthology, but poems are selected for inclusion by the editor. Only SFPA members may vote for the award. Open to all genres of speculative poetry, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and “unclassifiable, but speculative,” Dwarf Star poems must be no more than ten lines (or no more than 100 words for prose poems) not including title or stanza breaks, and first published in the preceding year. Nominations typically open up on the first of April each year.

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