The 2014 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2014 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
“Turning the Leaves” by Amal El-Mohtar • Apex Magazine December 2013

Second Place
“Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Asimov’s Science Fiction June 2013

Third Place
“Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston • 2013 Balticon Program Book

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First Place
“Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 36.4

Second Place
“Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013

Third Place
“I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit Summer 2013

57 members voted
Winner Biographies and Photos

The 2014 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2013

2014 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer

Editor and Rhysling Chair: Elizabeth R. McClellan
Associate Editor: Ashley Brown
Layout: Christopher E. Johnson
Cover Image: Francis Reddy, courtesy of the StarChild project, a service
of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), within
the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. The artist’s rendering is a
conceptual image of the dwarf planet Eris and its only known moon, Dysnomia.
Cover Design: David Lee Summers
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Hadrosaur Productions
ISBN: 978-1-885093-77-6

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Archived editorial material redacted from the revised version of the 2014 Anthology (pdf).

Short Poems first published in 2013 (47 nominations)

“The Captain Speaks” by Leslie J. Anderson • Star*Line 36.1
“Nephology” by F.J. Bergmann • James Gunn's Ad Astra 2
“What She Dreams Of” by F.J. Bergmann • ChiZine March 2013
“How Many” by Ruth Berman • Asimov’s Science Fiction February 2013
“Liar, Liar” by Robert Borski • Dreams & Nightmares 94
“Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston • 2013 Balticon Program Book
“View from the Oort Cloud” by Shelly Bryant • Illumen Spring 2013
“Singing the Plains” by Rachael Bundock • Goblin Fruit Summer 2013
“The Narrow Hours” by Gwendolyn Clare • Bull Spec 8
“Climbing Up the Sky” by G.O. Clark • Tales of the Talisman 9.1
(untitled) by Carolyn Clink • GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka 18, Fall/Winter 2013
“A City of Buried Rivers” by David Clink • Literary Review of Canada 21.9
“Why I Sold My Soul to the Storyteller” by Jennifer Crow • The First Bite of the Apple (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2013)
“Triptych” by Jane Crowley • Strange Horizons 9/9/13
“The Specialist” by James S. Dorr • Disturbed Digest June 2013
“The Bed I Haven't Made Yet” by Peg Duthie • Star*Line 36.2
“Turning the Leaves” by Amal El-Mohtar • Apex Magazine December 2013
‘imagining’ by Joshua Gage • Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse (The Poet's Haven, 2013)
“Wheels” by Adele Gardner • Mythic Delirium 28
“A Virtuous Woman” by Nancy Hightower • Prick of the Spindle 7.3, September 2013
“After the Moon” by Russell Jones • Spaces of Their Own (Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2013)
“Sleeping Beauty Makes Dinner” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Goblin Fruit Winter 2013
“The Bagel Shop Across the Street” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans • Not One of Us 50
“Pinocchio in the Toothpick Factory” by Andrew Kozma • Star*Line 36.2
“Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Asimov’s Science Fiction June 2013
“The Waiting” by Dennis M. Lane • The Ghazal Page November 2013
“Don’t Call Me a Fairy” by B.J. Lee • Spellbound Spring 2013
“Topic of Cancer” by Sandra Lindow • 2014 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar
“Leaving Papa” by Darrell Lindsey • Kaleidotrope Summer 2013
“Bluebeard's Wife” by Helen Marshall • The Sex Lives of Monsters (Kelp Queen Press, 2013)
“Irène Joliot-Curie” by Mary McMyne • Painted Bride Quarterly 86, February 2013
“Ivy” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Not One of Us 50
“Rigel” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Dark Mountain Book 4
“While on the vacation shuttle” by Terrie Leigh Relf • Star*Line 36.4
“Rhythm of Hoof and Cry” by S. Brackett Robertson • Mythic Delirium 0.1
“The Bone Cutter's Lament” by James Frederick William Rowe • Songs of Eretz 1.2
“Apache Chief” by Sofia Samatar • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
“Orbit” by Diane Severson • The Mystic Nebula, July 12, 2013
“Alien Interrogation” by Marge Simon • Silver Blade 17
“From the Soil” by Anna Sykora • Chrome Baby, April 18, 2013
“Faerystruck Down” by Jason Sturner • Tales of the Talisman Volume IX, Issue 1
“Blackmare” by Natalia Theodoridou • Ideomancer, December 1, 2013
“Indefensible Disclosures” by William John Watkins • Asimov's Science Fiction, April/May 2013
“My Translation Wouldn't Be the Same as Yours” by Lesley Wheeler • Avatar Review 15
“Even Cowgirls Spread the News” by Laurel Winter • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
“Black Bird” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)
“Re-Obsolete” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • Star*Line 36.4

Long Poems first published in 2012 (31 nominations)

“Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen • Goblin Fruit Fall 2013
“Ponies and Rocketships” by Leslie Anderson • Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2013
“Songs at a Crossroad” by Megan Arkenberg • Ideomancer 12.1
“Hungry as Living Sorrow” by Jenny Blackford • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
“The Last Dream” by Leigh Blackmore • Weird Fiction Review 4
“Living on the Leys” by Bruce Boston • Bête Noire 12
“Riveted” by Lisa Bradley • Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
“Interim Problem Report 119V-0080” by Jennifer Clark • Paper Crow 3.1
“Into the Deep” by Kendall Evans • James Gunn's Ad Astra 2
“The Girl Who Tipped Through Time” by Robert Frazier • 2013 SFPA Poetry Contest
“Your Clone & You” by Robert Frazier • Dreams & Nightmares 94
“Diana's Justice” by Adele Gardner • Heroic Fantasy Quarterly 16
“The Siren of Mayberry Crescent” by Ada Hoffmann • Mythic Delirium 29
“Gingerbread House: The Apron’s Lot” by Sally Rosen Kindred • Jabberwock Review Winter 2013
“Backwater” by David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Magazine of Speculative Poetry Fall 2013
“Across the Dark, the Pioneers” by Geoffrey A. Landis • Starship Century (Microwave Sciences, 2013)
“Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 36.4
“I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit Summer 2013
“Doppelgänger” by John Light • AWEN 82, November 2013
“Timeline Tapestry” by Sandra Lindow • Wisconsin Harvest II
“The Collected Postcards of Billy the Kid” by Helen Marshall • Postscripts to Darkness 4
“Special Delivery from the Unnamed Quadrant” by Jason Matthews • Star*Line 36.2
“Heaven and Earth” by Adrienne J. Odasso • Niteblade December 2013
“Sand Bags” by Dominik Parisien • Strange Horizons 11/18/13
“Ophelia” by Qyn • Strange Horizons 20 May 13
“Mary Shelley's Notebook” by Marge Simon • Songs of Eretz December 2013
“Allegra” by Christina Sng • Tales of the Talisman 8.3
“A Great Clerk of Necromancy” by Catherynne M. Valente • Apex Magazine June 2013
“Five Flavors” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons December 2013
“The Robo Sutra” by Bryan Thao Worra • Expanded Horizons July 2013
“Crazy” by Stephanie M. Wytovich • Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)

Nominations per publication (49 publications):

2   Apex Magazine

4

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

1   Avatar Review
1   AWEN
1   Balticon Program Book 
1   Bête Noire
1   Bull Spec
1   ChiZine
1   Chrome Baby
1   Dark Mountain
1   Disturbed Digest
2   Dreams & Nightmares
2   Expanded Horizons
1   The First Bite of the Apple (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2013)
2   Flying Higher, eds. Shira Lipkin & Michael D. Thomas
1   The Ghazal Page
4   Goblin Fruit
1   GUSTS: Contemporary Tanka
1   Heroic Fantasy Quarterly
2   Hysteria: A Collection of Madness (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013)
2   Ideomancer
1   Illumen
1   Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse (The Poet's Haven, 2013)
1   Jabberwock Review
2   James Gunn’s Ad Astra
1   Kaleidotrope
1   The Literary Review of Canada
2   The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
1   The Mystic Nebula
3   Mythic Delirium
1   Niteblade
2   Not One of Us
1   Painted Bride Quarterly
1   Paper Crow
1   Postscripts to Darkness
1   Prick of the Spindle
1   The Sex Lives of Monsters (Kelp Queen Press, 2013)
2   SFPA Poetry Contest
1   Silver Blade
2  

Songs of Eretz

1   Spaces of Their Own (Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2013)
1   Spellbound
7   Star*Line
1   Starship Century (Microwave Sciences, 2013)
3   Strange Horizons
3   Tales of the Talisman
1   Weird Fiction Review
1   Wisconsin Harvest II
1   Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar

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