The 2017 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award

2017 dwarf stars anthology coverThe 2017 Dwarf Stars Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Short Poetry of 2016

Editor: Robin Mayhall
Cover Art: The Garden of Life by Alexander Biglane
digital painting © 2017
Layout: F.J. Bergmann
Publisher: Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association

2017 Award Winners

“aster than the speed of lightf” • LeRoy Gorman • Scifaikuest, November 2016

2nd Place:
Lover • Holly Day • Homestead Review, Spring 2016

3rd Place:
Loss • Sandi Leibowitz • Through the Gate, November 23, 2016

58 members voted.

LeRoy Gorman lives in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. His poetry, much of it minimalist and visual, has appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide. He is the author of two dozen poetry books and chapbooks.

  Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Tampa ReviewSLAB, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, and Piano and Keyboards for Dummies.
  Sandi Leibowitz is a native New Yorker who writes speculative fiction and poetry, sings classical and early music, and plays recorders. She received her B.A. in English from Vassar College, and post-graduate degrees in English, Education and Library Science from NYU, William Paterson, and Rutgers. After a variety of careers and jobs (including ghostwriting for a monsignor and working behind one of the caribou dioramas at NY's Museum of Natural History), she is now an elementary-school librarian, which enables her to hook kids on reading, tell stories, and use puppets and funny voices. Her works may be found in Metaphorosis, Liminality, Mythic Delirium, Kaleidotrope, Mithila Review, and other magazines and anthologies. She invites you to drop in for a virtual visit at

Anthology Table of Contents (66 poems)

1   Asimov’s Science Fiction
1   An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press, 2016)
1   The Blueshift Journal
2   Carillon
1   Dreams and Nightmares
1   Englyn: Journal of Four-Line Poetry
1   Eye to the Telescope
2   Focus
3   frogpond
3   Grievous Angel
2   The Heron’s Nest
1   Homestead Review
1   Kokako
1   The Literary Hatchet
3   Lupine Lunes, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press, 2016)
2   Modern Haiku
1   Outposts of Beyond
1   Prune Juice
1   The Role of Lightning in Evolution (Chizine Publications, 2016)
8   Scifaikuest
2   2016 SFPA Poetry Contest
21   Star*Line
1   Spectral Realms
1   Spirit's Tincture
1   Through the Gate
1   Unbroken
1   What the Wind Can’t Touch (Southern California Haiku Study Group anthology, 2016)

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