2022 Rhysling candidates
2022 Rhysling Award nomination instructions
Rhysling Policies and Procedures
Rhysling Sponsorship

2021 Anthology

2021 Rhysling Anthology cover
2021 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

Still Available

2020 Rhysling Anthology cover
2020 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2019 Rhysling Anthology cover
2019 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2018 Rhysling Anthology cover
2018 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2017 Rhysling Anthology cover
2017 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2016 Rhysling Anthology cover
2016 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2015 Rhysling Anthology cover
2015 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2014 Rhysling Anthology cover
2014 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2013 Rhysling Anthology cover
2013 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2012 Rhysling Anthology cover
2012 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2011 Rhysling Anthology cover
2011 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2010 Rhysling Anthology cover
2010 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2009 Rhysling Anthology cover
2009 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2008 Rhysling Anthology cover
2008 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2007 Rhysling Anthology cover
2007 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

2006 Rhysling Anthology cover
2006 Rhysling Anthology
Anthology Contents

The SFPA Rhysling Awards and Anthology

2022 Rhysling Chair
Alessandro Manzetti photoKimberly Nugent is an editor by trade and a poet by passion. She was Far Horizon’s poetry editor before moving to her other passion, editing tabletop roleplaying game books, where she most often works with Modiphius and Steamforged Games. Her poetry work focuses on shorter forms and frequently appears in Scifaikuest, and she has been included in the Dwarf Stars anthology for both 2019 and 2020. You can also find her work in Fire, Eccentric Orbits, Speculations, Star*Line, and inserted into various fantasy adventures for tabletop roleplaying when poetics (and riddles) were indispensable. Kimberly makes the land of enchantment her home, with her family and two cats. You can find her on Twitter at @Blueteaediting.

Nomination deadline February 15
Voting deadline June 15

Only SFPA members may nominate and vote.

2021 Rhysling Award winners
Rhysling archive and past winners
Rhysling nominee bios

About the Rhysling Awards
In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with two of its visible cornerposts: the association's newsletter, Star*Line, and the Rhysling Awards.

The Rhysling Awards are named for the blind poet Rhysling in Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “The Green Hills of Earth.” Rhysling’s skills were said to rival Rudyard Kipling’s. In real life, Apollo 15 astronauts named a crater near their landing site “Rhysling,” which has since become its official name.

Nominees for each year's Rhysling Awards are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of two categories: “Best Long Poem” (50+ lines; for prose poems, 500+ words) and “Best Short Poem” (0–49 lines; for prose poems, 0–499 words). All nominated works must have been first published during the preceding calendar year of the awards year. The Rhysling Awards are put to a final vote by the membership of the SFPA selection from all nominated works, presented in the Rhysling Anthology. The anthology allows the membership to easily review and consider all nominated works without the necessity of obtaining the diverse number of publications in which the nominated works first appeared. The Rhysling Anthology is available to anyone with an interest in this unique compilation of verse from some of the finest poets working in the field of SF/F/Horror poetry.

The winning works are regularly reprinted in the Nebula Awards Anthology from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., and are considered in the SF/F/H/Spec. field to be the equivalent in poetry of the awards given for prose work— achievement awards given to poets by the writing peers of their own field of literature.

Printing and distribution of the Rhysling Anthology are paid for from a special fund, the Rhysling Endowment Fund. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please send a check, made out to SFPA, with a notation that it is for the Rhysling fund, to:

SFPA
PO Box 1563
Alameda CA 94501

or by PayPal to SFPATreasurer@gmail.com. Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal. Without the generous donations of many SFPA members, the Anthology could not be published.

To view the contents of all the Rhysling Anthologies since 1978, see the Rhysling archive.

A copy of the annual Rhysling Anthology is included with SFPA membership.


ORDER NOW:
Print copies of the 2020 Rhysling Anthology are $15.95 each; print copies of previous years are available going back to 2006; inquire for earlier years. (Add + $4 USA postage; $11 Canada; $17 international). E-mail the treasurer for postage costs on multiple copies.

PDF format for $4.

Payable by PayPal to SFPATreasurer@gmail.com or by check or money order, made out to SFPA, mailed to:

SFPA
PO Box 1563
Alameda CA 94501


background image sfpa logo