The 2024 Elgin Awards

Call for Book and Chapbook Nominations

Nominations open March 15. Deadline May 31

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2024 Elgin Chair: Felicia Martínez

Felicia Martínez is a writer, poet, and artist from Eastern New Mexico, though the San Francisco Bay Area is now home. She was recently guest poetry editor at The Deadlands, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asimov's, The Rising Phoenix Review, The Acentos Review, The Deadlands, Star*Line, and others. Find her on the various social media sites as @feliciafm.

2024 Elgin Award Nomination Rules and Procedures:

Please read carefully. If you have questions, please e-mail

  1. Only current members of SFPA may nominate; however, the author of the nominated book or chapbook need not be an SFPA member.

  2. Only books of speculative poetry first published during 2022 and 2023 are eligible. Books containing fiction as well as poetry are not eligible. More than half of the poems in the book must be unequivocally speculative as determined by Chair. Translations into English are eligible.

  3. You may not nominate your own books.

  4. You may nominate multiple chapbooks and/or full-length books. Chapbooks must contain 10–39 pages of poetry (or a minimum 300 lines or 2000 words, whichever is less); full-length books must contain 40 pages of poetry or more. For translations, pages of poems in the original language do not count toward the total.

  5. E-books and self-published books are eligible, as well as print. Books that won first–third place in the previous year's Elgin Awards are ineligible, but an eligible title may be nominated two years in a row. Nominations are not automatically carried over from year to year.

  6. To nominate, the book’s title, author, and press name and address (URL or postal) are required. Please also include poetry page count. If available, a link to the press and/or a page where the book can be purchased or downloaded should be provided.

    Authors or publishers may provide a .pdf of the book to facilitate reading for voting consideration. Nominated books must be made available to the Chair upon request to remain eligible.

  7. E-mail nominations to are preferred.

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