Dwarf Stars Award

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Dwarf Stars Award
Awarded for The best science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem of ten lines or fewer published in English in the prior calendar year
Presented by Science Fiction Poetry Association
First awarded 2006
Currently held by Deborah P. Kolodji ("Basho After Cinderella (iii)")
Official website sfpoetry.com/dwarfstars.html
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The Dwarf Stars Award is an annual award presented by the Science Fiction Poetry Association to the author of the best horror, fantasy, or science fiction poem of ten lines or fewer published in the previous year. The award was established in 2006 as a counterpoint to the Rhysling Award, which is given by the same organization to horror, fantasy, or science fiction poems of any length. Poems are submitted to the association by the poets, from which approximately 30 are chosen by an editor to be published in an anthology each fall. Members of the association then vote on the published poems, and first through third place winners are announced. The 2006 anthology was edited by Deborah P. Kolodji, the 2007–09 issues were co-edited by Kolodji and Stephen M. Wilson, the 2010–11 issues by Joshua Gage, the 2012 volume by Gage and Geoffrey A. Landis, and the 2013 volume by Wilson and Linda D. Addison.[1]

During the eight nomination years, twenty-four poems by sixteen poets have been selected as third place or better, of which eight poets have won outright. Jane Yolen has been noted three times, once in each placement, Deborah P. Kolodji has received a first and a second place, Greg Beatty a first and a third place, Sonya Taaffe has received two second place results, and Ann K. Schwader has received two third place results.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years correspond to the date in which the award was given, rather than when the poem was first published. Each year links to the corresponding "year in poetry". Entries with a blue background and an asterisk (*) next to the writer's name have won the award, while those with a gray background and a plus sign (+) took second place, and those with a white background took third.

  *   Winners   +   Second place       Third place

Year Author Poem Publication Ref.
2006 Berman, RuthRuth Berman* "Knowledge Of" Kerem [2]
2006 Duthie, PegPeg Duthie+ "The Stepsister" The Magazine of Speculative Poetry [2]
2006 Beatty, GregGreg Beatty "Prayer Causes Stars" Abyss & Apex [2]
2007 Yolen, JaneJane Yolen* "Last Unicorn" Asimov's Science Fiction [3]
2007 Yolen, JaneJane Yolen+ "Troll Under Bridge" Asimov's Science Fiction [3]
2007 Lindow, SandraSandra Lindow "Dwarves" The Magazine of Speculative Poetry [3]
2008 Beatty, GregGreg Beatty* "Place Mat by Moebius" Asimov's Science Fiction [4]
2008 Taaffe, SonyaSonya Taaffe+ "Muse" Strange Horizons [4]
2008 Schwader, Ann K.Ann K. Schwader "Dancing to Van Gogh" Mythic Delirium [4]
2009 Landis, Geoffrey A.Geoffrey A. Landis* "Fireflies" Asimov's Science Fiction [5]
2009 Barrette, ElizabethElizabeth Barrette+ "the leaf whisperer" Doorways Magazine [5]
2009 Yolen, JaneJane Yolen "Goodbye Billy Goat Gruff" Asimov's Science Fiction [5]
2010 Hendrix, Howard V.Howard V. Hendrix* "Bumbershoot" Abyss & Apex [6]
2010 Kolodji, Deborah P.Deborah P. Kolodji+ "The Selkie's Children" Goblin Fruit [6]
2010 Wilson, StephenStephen Wilson "The Men All Pause" Poet's Espresso [6]
2011 Kelsey, Julie BlossJulie Bloss Kelsey* "Comet" microcosms [7]
2011 Taaffe, SonyaSonya Taaffe+ "Tapping the Vine" Goblin Fruit [7]
2011 Schwader, Ann K.Ann K. Schwader "Returning" Star*Line [7]
2012 Simon, MargeMarge Simon* "Blue Rose Buddha" The Mad Hattery [8]
2012 Woodward, GreerGreer Woodward+ "Closure" Illumen [8]
2012 Clark, G. O.G. O. Clark "Snowflake galaxies" microcosms [8]
2013 Kolodji, Deborah P.Deborah P. Kolodji* "Basho After Cinderella (iii)" Rattle [9]
2013 Turzillo, MaryMary Turzillo+ "The Hidden" Lovers & Killers [9]
2013 Taylor, N. E.N. E. Taylor "Sarcophagus" inkscrawl [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dwarf Stars Awards". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Dwarf Stars Awards". Locus. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Dwarf Stars Awards". Locus. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2008 Dwarf Stars Awards". Locus. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  5. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Dwarf Stars Awards". Locus. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2010 Dwarf Stars Awards". Locus. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  7. ^ a b c "The 2011 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  8. ^ a b c "The 2012 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  9. ^ a b c "The 2013 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 

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