OddCon Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest

Odyssey Con is sponsoring its fourth annual poetry/flash fiction contest. The contest has two categories: adult and youth. The adult category has a $10 entry fee and a prize of $500 to first place and an OddCon membership and books to top three finalists. The youth category has no entry fee a prize of $50 to first place and an OddCon membership and books to top three finalists. Entries should be 500 words or less of speculative (SF&F) fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form). This year’s contest is being judged by Marion Boyer. The deadline is January 15.

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Rhysling Winners

The winners of the Rhysling Award, presented annually for best SF poetry by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, were announced at Readercon.

  • Long Poem: “In the Astronaut Asylum,” by Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson
  • Short Poem: “To Theia,” by Ann K. Schwader
  • Lifetime Achievement: Jane Yolen

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Rhysling Winners

The winners of the Rhysling Award, presented annually for best SF poetry by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, were announced at Readercon.

  • Long Poem: “Search,” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Helix 10)
  • Short Poem: “Song for an Ancient City,” by Amal El-Mohtar (Mythic Delirium 19)

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