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 Greg Schwartz ("abandoned nursing home")
Official website www.sfpoetry.com/dwarfstars.html

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, the 2013 volume by Wilson and Linda D. Addison, the 2014 edition by Sandra J. Lindow,[1] and the 2015 edition by John Amen.[2]

During the ten nomination years, thirty poems by 21 poets have been selected as third place or better, of which ten poets have won outright. Jane Yolen has been noted four times, a first and a third place and two second-place results, 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 [3]
Duthie, PegPeg Duthie+ "The Stepsister" The Magazine of Speculative Poetry [3]
Beatty, GregGreg Beatty "Prayer Causes Stars" Abyss & Apex [3]
2007 Yolen, JaneJane Yolen* "Last Unicorn" Asimov's Science Fiction [4]
Yolen, JaneJane Yolen+ "Troll Under Bridge" Asimov's Science Fiction [4]
Lindow, SandraSandra Lindow "Dwarves" The Magazine of Speculative Poetry [4]
2008 Beatty, GregGreg Beatty* "Place Mat by Moebius" Asimov's Science Fiction [5]
Taaffe, SonyaSonya Taaffe+ "Muse" Strange Horizons [5]
Schwader, Ann K.Ann K. Schwader "Dancing to Van Gogh" Mythic Delirium [5]
2009 Landis, Geoffrey A.Geoffrey A. Landis* "Fireflies" Asimov's Science Fiction [6]
Barrette, ElizabethElizabeth Barrette+ "the leaf whisperer" Doorways Magazine [6]
Yolen, JaneJane Yolen "Goodbye Billy Goat Gruff" Asimov's Science Fiction [6]
2010 Hendrix, Howard V.Howard V. Hendrix* "Bumbershoot" Abyss & Apex [7]
Kolodji, Deborah P.Deborah P. Kolodji+ "The Selkie's Children" Goblin Fruit [7]
Wilson, StephenStephen Wilson "The Men All Pause" Poet's Espresso [7]
2011 Kelsey, Julie BlossJulie Bloss Kelsey* "Comet" microcosms [8]
Taaffe, SonyaSonya Taaffe+ "Tapping the Vine" Goblin Fruit [8]
Schwader, Ann K.Ann K. Schwader "Returning" Star*Line [8]
2012 Simon, MargeMarge Simon* "Blue Rose Buddha" The Mad Hattery [9]
Woodward, GreerGreer Woodward+ "Closure" Illumen [9]
Clark, G. O.G. O. Clark "Snowflake galaxies" microcosms [9]
2013 Kolodji, Deborah P.Deborah P. Kolodji* "Basho After Cinderella (iii)" Rattle [10]
Turzillo, MaryMary Turzillo+ "The Hidden" Lovers & Killers [10]
Taylor, N. E.N. E. Taylor "Sarcophagus" inkscrawl [10]
2014 Joiner, MatMat Joiner* "And Deeper than Did Ever Plummet Sound" Strange Horizons [11]
Ness, MariMari Ness+ "The Loss" Strange Horizons [11]
Clink, David LivingstoneDavid Livingstone Clink "Hourglass" Prism International [11]
2015 Schwartz, GregGreg Schwartz* "abandoned nursing home" Tales of the Talisman [2]
Yolen, JaneJane Yolen+ "Princess: A Life" Mythic Delirium [2]
Borski, RobertRobert Borski "The Square Root of Doppelgängers" Star*Line [2]

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 d "The 2015 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ a b c "The 2013 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  11. ^ a b c "The 2014 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award". Science Fiction Poetry Association. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 

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