I’ve decided to publish a new chapbook of speculative poetry and microfiction at the end of February, so they’re available for sale at 2010: A Space Oddity. I plan to do a limited, numbered edition of 100, with a mix of three different covers.
I’m taking advance orders now via PayPal to email@example.com (or mail a cheque or money order to Joanne Merriam, P.O. Box 41232, Nashville TN 37204 USA). Be sure to include your mailing address in your comments. The chapbook will be selling for US$5.00/Cdn$6.00 (using the SMOASP currency exchange rate) and for advance orders I’m not charging for shipping. (You can request a specific cover or specific number in the series and as long as it’s not already sold out I’ll send that.)
Edgewise will include “The Aviaryâ€ (Chiaroscuro, January-March 2008), â€œThe Butterfly Factoryâ€ (42 Magazine, Summer 2009), â€œDeaths on Other Planets” (Asimovâ€™s Science Fiction, April/May 2008 and Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, 1 February 2009), â€œEvolutionâ€ (Mise En Poem, 22 March 2009), â€œLast Will and Testamentâ€ (Chiaroscuro, January-March 2007), â€œRibbons. Lightning.â€ (On Spec, Spring 2004 and Brain Harvest, 12 September 2009), â€œSpring in Rutherford Countyâ€ (Dreams and Nightmares, No. 77), â€œStolen Lightersâ€ (PicFic, 17 August 2009), â€œThirteen Scifaiku for Blackbirdsâ€ (Strange Horizons, 12 October 2009), â€œThe Undead in Hospitalâ€ (Alba, January 2007), â€œVenusian Girls are Betterâ€ (Coyote Wild, January 2008), â€œWerepenguinâ€ (Strange Horizons, 10 March 2008), â€œWork Requirementsâ€ (PicFic, 18 August 2009), and six untitled scifaiku (three from Scifaikuest‘s February 2010 print, February 2009 online and February 2009 print editions respectively, and three from Things Japanese in Tennessee, Duthie Learning. September 2008).
The 2009 Rhysling Awards are now open to nominations from SFPA members. My eligible poems (all for the short poem category) this year are:
- “Werepenguin.” Strange Horizons, 10 March 2008.
- “Venusian Girls Are Better.” Coyote Wild. January 2008 Vol 2 Issue 1.
- “The Aviary.” Chizine, Issue #35 (January – March 2008).
I’m fond of these poems, and I hope people will check them out who missed them the first time, but honestly I don’t think any of them are award-worthy. I would suggest people instead consider these two poems which both really struck me this year: