I’m honored to announce that the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) has chosen yours truly to chair the 2017 Elgin Awards, presented annually for speculative poetry chapbooks and books published in the preceding two years. The Elgin Awards are named for Suzette Haden Elgin, who founded the SFPA in 1978.
Nominations can only be made by SFPA members; however, authors of nominated works need not be members. If you are not a member of the SFPA but know of a worthy book or chapbook that should be nominated for an Elgin Award, please let a member know about the book! Or better yet, join — SFPA membership is only $15 annually! The deadline to nominate is May 15.
Speculative poetry is defined as having elements of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, or any of the myriad of subgenres.
For more information about this, and other general SFPA information, please visit the website at www.sfpoetry.com.