SFPA October 2021 Round-Up

Every month:

Brings more items from SFPA members. And here’s a list of ’em!



Lorraine Schein

poem, “Nimue’s Scheme,” New Tales of the Round Table: An Anthology of Avalon, July 2021, https://www.blurb.ca/b/10783555-new-tales-of-the-round-table

poem, “Tarot Harlequinade,” The Life of Books, Oct. 2021, The Author’s Journal of Inventive Literature, Vulgaris Media, https://www.vulgarismedia.com/life-of-books

Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn

collection, Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken, Yuriko Publishing, 7 October 2021, https://amzn.to/3iKSmsF

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “sky shocked night”, The Metaworker, July 30, 2021, https://www.themetaworker.com/2021/07/30/sky-shocked-night-by-robin-wyatt-dunn/

Ruth Berman

poem, genre, “Praxilla’s Folly,” third place, California State Poetry Society’s April 2021 contest, https://www.californiastatepoetrysociety.com/2021/07/csps-monthly-contests-winners-january.html

Deborah L. Davitt

poem, spec, “Days of Wine and Petrichor,” Dreams & Nightmares #119, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2021/08/082221d.html

Lee Murray

poem, “Mesozoic”, Nombono: Anthology of Speculative Poetry by BIPOC Creators from Around the World, Sundress Publications, 12 October, 2021. https://www.amazon.com/Nombono-Anthology-Speculative-Poetry-Creators/dp/1951979249/

K. Ceres Wright

poem, “Mission: Accomplished,” Strange Horizons, October 2021, http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/mission-accomplished/

Stewart C Baker

poem, “Halsing for the Anchylose,” Fantasy Magazine, October 2021, https://www.fantasy-magazine.com/fm/poetry/halsing-for-the-anchylose/

Sandra J. Lindow

book, Chasing Wild Grief, Kelsay Books, September 2021, https://kelsaybooks.com/products/chasing-wild-grief?_pos=1&_sid=0bdc2f0ff&_ss=r

Sumiko Saulson

collection, Within Me Without Me, Dooky Zines, October 2021, http://www.DookyZines.com

Jasmine Arch

poem, “the hunter”, Mermaids Monthly, September 2021, https://mermaidsmonthly.com/2021/09/27/the-hunter/

Stephen Sanders

poem, “Chocolate Dreams,” The Adriatic, Issue No. 5 – “SciFi”, Fall 2021, https://www.theadriatic.co/issue-five-scifi

Roger Dutcher

poem, “Protecting Words” Wisconsin Poets Calendar 2022, https://www.wfop.org/wisconsin-poets-calendar

E.F. Schraeder

5 poems, The Sirens Call eZine, Sirens Call Publications. October 2021, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_Halloween2021.pdf

Louis Rosenberg

poem, “The Rusk,” Dark Matter Magazine, Halloween Issue, October 2021, https://darkmattermagazine.com/issues/halloween-special-issue-2021/the-rusk/

Bradley Earle Hoge

poem, “Hendy Woods,” Consilience Journal, Issue 6, Fall 2021, https://www.consilience-journal.com/issue-6

Brian Hugenbruch

poem, “Nuclear Option,” Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor, Issue 3, October 2021, https://gleampoets.org/issue-3/#nuclear-option

poem, “We used to skip stones,” Liquid Imagination, Issue #49, Fall 2021, https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/article/we-used-to-skip-stones-by-brian-hugenbruch/

poem, “Droplets,” Penumbric Speculative Fiction, Issue #9, October 2021, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/hugenbruchDroplets.html

Gabriel Ertsgaard

haibun, “Apple Dragon,” The Peace Chronicle, PJSA, Fall 2021, https://www.peacejusticestudies.org/chronicle/apple-dragon/

Carina Bissett

poem, “The Tower,” Arcana 2021, October 2021, https://arcanamuc.art/story-2021

Michael H. Payne

poem, Terebinth pg. 1,644, October 25, 2021, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20211025.html

Ann K. Schwader

poem, print,  “Waiting in Carcosa,” Penumbra #2, Summer 2021, https://tinyurl.com/ynnn5kcx

Sheree Renée Thomas

poem, “How the Sun Burnt Up and Other Reasons to Riot,” “If There Is Darkness,” and “Eartha Kitt Reflects On Cat Woman,” The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry, Blair, Fall 2021, https://www.blairpub.com/shop/the-future-of-black

Mary Soon Lee

poem, “What Trees Read,” Uppagus #48, October 2021, https://uppagus.com/poems/soon-lee-trees/

poem, “Forms of Address 2050,” Penumbric, Volume V, Issue 3, October 2021, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/leeAddress.html

Brittany Hause

poem, “Nine Lives” (genre), Kaleidotrope, Autumn 2021, https://kaleidotrope.net/autumn-2021/nine-lives-by-brittany-hause/

poem, “Modus Vivendi” (non-genre), Light, Summer/Fall 2021, https://lightpoetrymagazine.com/brittany-hause-summer-21/

translation, “The Night” (trans. of Ricardo Jaimes Freyre’s “La noche,” genre), The Common Tongue Magazine #5, Oct. 2021, https://www.commontonguezine.com/article/the-night/

Katherine Quevedo

poem, non-genre, “Sea Grass Supplication,” The Curator Magazine, October 15, 2021, https://www.curatormagazine.com/katherine-quevedo/sea-grass-supplication/

poem, genre, “Dancer Summons,” The Common Tongue Magazine, Issue #5, October 30, 2021, https://www.commontonguezine.com/issues/5/

2 poems, genre, “The Kraken’s Bight” and “Merfolk in the Ghost Net,” Seaborne Magazine, Issue 2: Storms, Omens & Monsters, October 31, 2021, https://seabornemagazine.com/downloads/seaborne-issue-2-storms-omens-monsters/

poem, genre, “The Devil with the Golden Hairs Earns His Sleep,” Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine, Issue 6: Magic, October 31, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Analogies-Allegories-Literary-Magazine-Issue/dp/B09K236NM3

essay, “Level Up Your Poetry, Part 1: Video Games & Ekphrastic Verse,” Sidequest, October 4, 2021, https://sidequest.zone/2021/10/04/level-up-your-poetry-video-games-ekphrastic-verse/

essay, “Level Up Your Poetry, Part 2: Anatomy of Two Gaming Poems,” Sidequest, October 18, 2021, https://sidequest.zone/2021/10/18/level-up-your-poetry-part-2-anatomy-of-two-gaming-poems/

Richard Magahiz

4 poems, three genre, “529 kisses,” ” Messenger RNA paean,” “If you can dream it,” one non-genre, Otoliths VOL XXIX, Issue 8, Number 340, August 2021,  http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-2108.pdf

2 poems, genre, “[shedding photons],” “Parable of the Glove,” Dreams and Nightmares 119, September 2021, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2021/09/091621.html

poem, genre, “A Fine Harvest,” Bewildering Stories 925, http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue925/fine_harvest.html

Felicia Martinez

poem, “a sea-like condition,” Mermaids Monthly, Issue #10, October 2021, https://mermaidsmonthly.com/

Anna Cates

poem, “Little Black Box”, Liquid Imagination 49, Oct 2021, https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/article/little-black-box-by-anna-cates/

haiku, Cattails, October 2021, http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattails212.pdf

haibun, Frogpond 44:3, Autumn 2021, https://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/index.html

haiku, Modern Haiku 52.3, Autumn 2021, https://www.modernhaiku.org/

Marsheila Rockwell

poem, “Erasing Myself From the Narrative,” Lorelei Signal, Oct-Dec 2021, https://www.loreleisignal.com/erasing-myself-from-the-narrative

poem, “Reservation Fairy Tales 101 – Final Exam,” Augur 4.1, Oct-Nov 2021, https://www.augurmag.com/augur-issue-4-1/

Alan Vincent Michaels

prose poem, reprint, “We Eat,” Dark Matter Magazine: Halloween Special Issue, October 1, 2021, https://darkmattermagazine.com/issues/halloween-special-issue-2021/we-eat/ 

haiku, “My tail spike glows blue,” Writhe: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 3, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/10/03/sfs75/

haiku, “Once God’s sole domain,” Mystery: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 10, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/10/10/sfs76/

haiku triptych, Never Enough Time, Grief: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 17, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/10/17/sfs77/

haiku, “Warnings from the sky,” Cower: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 24, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/10/24/sfs78/

haiku triptych, “Alpha Terminal,” Terminal: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 31, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/10/31/sfs79/

Meg Smith

poem, “A Witch Among Blackberries,” Hallowzine, October 2021, https://www.thehallowzine.com/issue-2

2 poems, “The Rushes of Samhain” and “My Ancestors at the Veil,” Tales from the Moonlit Path, Halloween 2021, https://talesmoonlitpath.com/poetry/

4 poems, “My Grandmother’s Blow-Mold Ghost Lamp,” “Emerald the Witch Doll,” “Zombie Love,” and “Stingy Jack,” Raven Cage, Issue 62, https://bit.ly/3whGi7F

3 poems, “Lovely Crows,” “Prom Ghost,” and “Houde Square,” Starlite Virtual Scaretorium, https://poetorium.home.blog/virtual-scaretorium-october-28-2021/

poem, “Mice of Hallows,” Pink Plastic House, https://bit.ly/3CUwKlL

Lori R. Lopez

poem, genre, print, “The Last Final Girl”, Weirdbook Annual #3:  Zombies, October 8, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Weirdbook-Annual-Zombies-Lucy-Snyder-ebook/dp/B09J2SG88J

5 poems, genre, “Gravetrotters”, “the silence after the scream”, “Howloween”, “Cliffhanger”, and “Bite-Sized”, The Sirens Call E-Zine, Issue 55, Halloween 2021, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_Halloween2021.pdf

FJ Doucet

3 poems, non-genre, “Portrait of a feral northern dog, waiting,” “drama on rideau,”  “crayons in hand,” Morning Muse Issue 1, https://morningmusepoetry.blogspot.com/p/autumn-2021.html

Colleen Anderson

poem, “Moonbone Myth,” The Life of Books, Author’s Journal of Inventive Literature, Oct. 2021, https://www.vulgarismedia.com/life-of-books

poem & audio, “Clear Vision,” Silver Blade 51, Oct. 2021, https://www.silverblade.net/2021/10/clear-vision/

poem, “Red Shoes,” Best of Penumbric Speculative Fiction Vol. IV, Oct. 2021, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09K2BFWJ6

poem, “Mummy’s Curse,” Weirdbook Annual: Zombies, Oct. 2021, https://www.amazon.ca/Weirdbook-Annual-Zombies-Lucy-Snyder/dp/1479463310/

Gerri Leen

poem, “The Hit,” Best of Penumbric Speculative Fiction Mag, vol iv: June 2k20 to April 2k2, Neomythos Press, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Best-Penumbric-Speculative-Fiction-Mag/dp/B09K2BFWJ6

poem, “What of Me, Goose Girl? (Or Hard Questions from the Horse Still on the Wall)”, Dreams & Nightmares Issue 119, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2021/09/091621.html

poem, “Rue and Ashes,” Enchanted Conversation, October 2021, https://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2021/10/rue-and-ashes-by-gerri-leen.html

2 poems, “Nature Versus Nurture” and “The Maze of Magic and Moonlight,” The Lost Librarian’s Grave Anthology, Redwood Press, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Librarians-Grave-Madness-Adventure-ebook/dp/B09HHPFSXD

Lisa Timpf

2 poems, genre, “When We Leave Home For Good,” and “Confessions of an Old Spacer,” Polar Starlight Magazine of Canadian Speculative Poetry, Issue 3, October 2021. http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/POLAR-STARLIGHT-3-October-2021.pdf

poem, genre, “We Must Believe the Road Ahead Is Full of Light,” Utopia Science Fiction, Vol. 3, Issue, 2, October/November 2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/oct-nov-2021-vol-3-issue-2

2 poems, non-genre, “If Places Remember,” and “Good Reasons,” Peach Velvet, Issue 10, Hometown Haunts Hallozine ’21, https://www.peachvelvetmag.com/fall-21

Jeana Jorgensen

prose-poem hybrid, “Excerpts from Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid,'” Crow & Cross Keys, https://crowcrosskeys.com/2021/09/15/excerpts-from-hans-christian-andersens-the-little-mermaid-jeana-jorgensen/ 

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