A bit chagrined at such a self-serving post? Yep. But I can't even keep track of the poetry I've published in the last year, so here's the thing:
Nominations for the Rhysling Award close February 12th. This is the only real award for speculative poetry going at the moment, and if anyone is a member of the SFPA and was loss as to what to nominate for the long form poetry category (as I don't really do short form), do consider these (links where they are available online):
The Child Bride of the Lost City of Ubar
, Endicott Studio Summer/FallThe Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider
Mythic 1The Descent of Inanna
, Papaveria Press (Ha, VERY long)
Suttee, JabberwockyPasiphae's Machine
, Heliotrope Magazine
The Descent of the Corn-Queen of the Midwest, Mythic DeliriumHelen in the Underworld,
Lone Star StoriesThe Frog-Wife
, Lone Star StoriesPast the Rivers
, Goblin Fruit
The Inkmaker's Wife, Electric Velocipede
Anatmy of a Yes, Electric Velocipede
I'm pretty sure that's all. Thanks for giving it a thought, if you do.
I need to write a few poems and short stories, I think, to transition from The Orphan's Tales
-voice to the next novel, so before me this week are the immortal questions: pirate story or prostitute story first? Is a monastery in hell a terrible idea? Don't I think I can safely lay off fairy tales for awhile?
There is also a criminal lack of hot chocolate in this house.