The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) hosts the annual Elgin Awards — named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin — which honor the best poetry books (49+ pages) and chapbooks (10–39 pages) of speculative poetry from the past two years.
The 2019 winners for book length collection are:
- Winner: War: Dark Poems by Marge Simon & Alessandro Manzetti (Crystal Lake Publishing, 2018)
- Second Place: Artifacts by Bruce Boston (Independent Legions, 2018)
- Third Place: Witch Wife by Kiki Petrosino (Sarabande Books, 2017)
The 2019 winners for chapbook length collection are:
- Winner: Glimmerglass Girl by Holly Lyn Walrath (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
- Second Place: Built to Serve by G.O. Clark (Alban Lake, 2017)
- Third Place: Every Girl Becomes the Wolf by Laura Madeline Wiseman & Andrea Blythe (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
That’s right! My collaborative chapbook written with the amazing Lauren Madeline Wiseman has placed third in the Elgin Awards. We are so phenomenally honored to be included among such amazing works of poetry.
And I’m so stoked that I’m hosting a poetry giveaway on my Instagram — featuring copies of the two winners and a copy of my collaborative chapbook.
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Elgin Award Giveaway! The prize is a stack of award-winning speculative poetry books: WAR by Marge Simon & Alessandro Manzetti (first place book), GLIMMERGLASS GIRL by Holly Lyn Walrath (first place chapbook), and EVERY GIRL BECOMES THE WOLF by Laura Madeline Wiseman and myself (third place chapbook) — all because I’m so honored to have our work included among these amazing poets. ––––– How to enter: 1. Like this post and follow @andreablythe, if you’re not already. 2. Tag three friends who might also want a chance a winning some poetry. 3. BONUS: Join my newsletter list at: tinyletter.com/andreablythe –––– (U.S. residents only. Giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram, the SFPA, or my fellow poets. Just wanted to share the joy. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PST on 10/20/2019. Winner will be selected using a random number generator. Good luck!)