The 2011 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award

2011 dwarf stars anthology coverThe 2011 Dwarf Stars Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Short Poetry of 2010

Editor: Joshua Gage
Cover Art: Dwarf Stars by Juliana Snow
Layout: Joshua Gage and F.J. Bergmann
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Dwarf Stars award for excellence in science fiction, fantasy, and horror short-short poetry.

Physically, a dwarf star and a giant star have similar masses; however, because giants have larger radii, they are less dense and less pressurized and so, while they are larger, their radiation is less intense. The same can be said of poetry. The smaller the poem, the more compact the language, and the more pressure is put upon each word to burn with precision and intensity, in order to catch the reader's attention. If written well, these poems, like their namesakes, radiate a pure, blinding light and ignite the very core of the reader with all the strength of a nuclear reaction. Such can be said about this year's winners.

Award Winners

Winner: “Comet” • Julie Bloss Kelseymicrocosms

2nd Place: “Tapping the Vine” • Sonya Taaffe • Goblin Fruit

3rd Place: “Returning” • Ann K. Schwader Star*Line

Anthology Table of Contents

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