2021 Elgin Awards
For books published in 2019 and 2020

2021 Elgin Chair: Jordan Hirsch
Jordan Hirsch photoJordan Hirsch writes speculative fiction and poetry in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.  Her work has appeared with Apparition Literary MagazineThe Dread Machine, Daily Science Fiction, and other venues.  Find her on Twitter: @jordanrhirsch.

Book Award Winners spacer Chapbook Award Winners
The Sign of the Dragon coverWinner: The Sign of the Dragon • Mary Soon Lee (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020)   Otherwheres coverWinner: Otherwheres • Akua Lezli Hope (ArtFarm Press, 2020)
A Collection of Dreamscapes cover2nd Place: A Collection of Dreamscapes • Christina Sng (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2020)   Twelve cover2nd Place: Twelve • Andrea Blythe (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020)
Mary Shelley Makes a Monster cover3rd Place (tie): Mary Shelley Makes a Monster • Octavia Cade (Aqueduct Press, 2019)   Manifest  cover3rd Place: Manifest • Terese Mason Pierre (Gap Riot Press, 2020)
A Route Obscure and Lonely cover3rd Place (tie): A Route Obscure and Lonely • LindaAnn LoSchiavo (The Wapshott Press, 2020)    

52 members voted

Full-Length Book Award Winners:
Mary Soon Lee photo
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. Her two latest books are from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum: Elemental Haiku, containing haiku for each element of the periodic table (Ten Speed Press, 2019) and The Sign of the Dragon, an epic fantasy with Chinese and Mongolian elements (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020). Her website has finally been updated: marysoonlee.com.

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Christina Sng is the two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Dreamscapes and A Collection of Nightmares. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and art appear in numerous venues worldwide and have garnered accolades such as the Jane Reichhold International Prize, nominations for the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, the Elgin Awards, the Pushcart Prize, as well as honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and the Best Horror of the Year. She is one of the recipients of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant. Her essay “Final Girl: A Life in Horror” was a finalist in the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in Short Non-Fiction and her first novelette Fury was anthologized in the multiple award-winning Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. Christina was born and raised in Singapore where she now lives with her children and a menagerie of curious pets.

Octavia Cade photo
Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer. She's sold close to 60 stories to various markets, including Clarkesworld, Shimmer, and Strange Horizons. She was the visiting writer in residence at Massey University in 2020, and is a member of HWA and SFWA. You can find her on Twitter at @OJCade, and her website is at https://ojcade.com/.

LindaAnn LoSchiavo photo
LindaAnn LoSchiavo, native New Yorker, recently Poetry SuperHighway's Poet of the Week, is a member of SFPA and The Dramatists Guild. A Route Obscure and Lonely and Concupiscent Consumption are her latest poetry titles. Forthcoming is a paranormal collection of ghost poems, a collaborative horror chapbook, Santa Muerte, and an Italian-centric book, Flirting with the Fire Gods, inspired by her Aeolian Island heritage. She has been leading an SFPA poetry critique group for two years.


Chapbook Award Winners:
Akua Lezli Hope photo
Akua Lezli Hope is a creator and wisdom seeker who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, patterns, stories, music, sculpture, adornments, and peace. She wrote her first speculative poems in the sixth grade and has been in print since 1974 with over 400 poems published. She’s been included in numerous literary magazines and national anthologies. A third generation New Yorker, her honors include the NEA, two NYFAs, an SFPA award, multiple Rhysling and Pushcart Prize nominations, among others. She twice won Rattle’s Poets Respond. Her first collection, Embouchure, Poems on Jazz and Other Musics, won the Writer’s Digest book award.  A Cave Canem fellow, her collection, Them Gone, was published in 2018. She launched Speculative Sundays, an online poetry reading series in 2020. She won editorship of Nombono, an anthology of BIPOC speculative poems, to be published fall 2021 by Sundress Publications. She is the editor of the forthcoming issue of Eye To The Telescope on the sea. Her micro chapbook of scifaiku, Stratospherics, is in the Quarantine Public Library. Otherwheres is available on Amazon. She sings songs from her favorite anime in Japanese, practices her soprano saxophone and prays for the cessation of suffering for all sentience from the ancestral land of the Seneca, in the Southern Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Andrea Blythe photo
Andrea Blythe bides her time waiting for the apocalypse by writing speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020),  Your Molten Heart / A Seed to Hatch (2018), and the collaboratively written Every Girl Becomes the Wolf (Finishing Line Press, 2018) with Laura Madeline Wiseman. Find her online at andreablythe.com.

Terese Mason Pierre photo
Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Fantasy Magazine, The Walrus, and Quill & Quire, among others. Her work has been nominated for the Igynte Award and Best of the Net. She is the co-Editor-in-Chief of Augur Magazine, a Canadian speculative literature journal. Terese has also co-hosted poetry reading series, organized literary events, and facilitated creative writing workshops. She is the author of chapbooks, Surface Area (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Manifest (Gap Riot Press, 2020). Terese lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Voting for the Elgin Awards is closed. DEADLINE September 15.

Chapbooks (19 chapbooks nominated)
25 Trumbulls Road • Christopher Locke (Black Lawrence Press, 2020)
Alice Zero • Joshua Pantalleresco (2020)
Betelgeuse Dimming • Jean-Paul L. Garnier (Space Cowboy Books, 2020)
Borrowings of the Shan Van Vocht • Catherine Moore (Unsolicited Press, 2020)
Broken Nails • Susan Snyder (Madness Heart Press, 2020)  
Coronations • Catherine Kyle (Ghost City Press, 2019)
Inverted Night • John W. Sexton (SurVision Books, 2019)
The Island of Amazonned Women • Sandra J. Lindow (Cyberwit, 2019)
Kola Superdeep Borehole • Joe Fletcher (Bateau Press, 2019)
Manifest • Terese Mason Pierre (Gap Riot Press, 2020)
Odes to Scientists / Us, Clone (audio) • Jean-Paul Garnier (Space Cowboy Books, 2019)
Otherwheres • Akua Lezli Hope (ArtFarm Press, 2020)
[re]construction of the necromancer • Hannah V Warren (Sundress Publications, 2020)
Space in Pieces • Juan Manuel Pérez (House of the Fighting Chupacabras Press, 2020)
Titania in Yellow • Dayna Patterson (Porkbelly Press, 2019)
Twelve • Andrea Blythe (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020)
The Undead • Luiza Flynn-Goodlett (Sixth Finch, 2020)
Visions at Templeglantine • John W. Sexton (Revival Press, 2020)
What the Gargoyle Sees • Gene Twaronite (Kelsay Books, 2020)

Full-length Books (64 books nominated)
Algorithmic Shapeshifting • Bogi Takács (Aqueduct Press, 2019)
Altars & Oubliettes • Angela Yuriko Smith (2020)
The Ambassador Takes One for the Team • David C. Kopaska-Merkel (Diminuendo Press, 2019)
The Apocalyptic Mannequin • Stephanie M. Wytovich (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2019)
america, MINE • Sasha Bank (co-im-press, 2020)
Android Girl and Other Sentient Speculations • Michael H. Hanson (Three Ravens Publishing, 2020)
As The Seas Turn Red • Morgan Sylvia (2019)
Bad Jamie • Jessica Fordham Kidd (Anhinga Press, 2020)
Before We Remember We Dream • Bryan Thao Worra (Sahtu Press, 2020)
Black Flames & Gleaming Shadows • Frank Coffman (Bold Venture Press, 2020)
Burials • Jessica Drake-Thomas (CLASH Books, 2020)
Carpe Noctem • Robert Borski (Weird House Press, 2020)
The Ceremonial Armor of the Impostor • Gregory Kimbrell (Weasel Press, 2019)
Choking Back the Devil • Donna Lynch (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2019)
A Collection of Dreamscapes • Christina Sng (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2020)
A Complex Accident of Life • Jessica McHugh (Apokrupha Books, 2020)
The Configuration Discordant • John Baltisberger (Things in the Well, 2019)
Cradleland of Parasites • Sara Tantlinger (Strangehouse Books, 2020)
Cries to Kill the Corpse Flower • Ronald J. Murray (Bizarro Pulp Press, 2020)
The Cyborg Anthology • Lindsay B-e (Brick Books, 2020)
DMMTHL • C.C Hannett (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019)
Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning • Michelle Scalise (Lycan Valley Press, 2019)
Dub • Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Duke University Press, 2020)
Easy Travel to the Stars • G.O Clark (Alban Lake Publishing, 2020)
Echoes From an Expired Earth • Allen Ashley (Demain Books, 2020)
The Gates of Never • Deborah L. Davitt (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
goodwill galaxy hunting • LeRoy Gorman (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2019)
The Golem and the Nazi • Anna Cates (Red Moon Press, 2019)
The High Alive: An Epic Hoodoo Diptych • Carlos Sirah (The 3rd Thing, 2020)
how to extricate yourself • Laura Theis (Demsey & Windle, 2020)
Into the Forest and All the Way Through • Cynthia Pelayo (Burial Day Books, 2020)
The Journey • Anna Cates (Resource Publications, 2020)
The Ladies of the Everlasting Lichen and Other Relics • Wade German (Mount Abraxas Press, 2019)
The Malevolent Volume • Justin Phillip Reed (Coffee House Press, 2020)
Many Restless Concerns • Gayle Brandeis (Black Lawrence Press, 2020)
Maps of a Hollowed World • TD Walker (Another New Calligraphy, 2020)
Mary Shelley Makes a Monster • Octavia Cade (Aqueduct Press, 2019)
Meaningless Cycles in a Vicious Glass Prison • Anton Cancre (The Dragon's Roost Press 2020)
Monsters I Have Been • Kenji C. Liu (Alice James Books, 2019)
Monstrous • PS Cottier (Interactive Press, 2020)
Notes from the Last Age • José Chapa Valle (FlowerSong Press, 2020)
The Nurseryman  • Arthur Allen (Kernpunkt Press, 2019)
The Octopus Museum • Brenda Shaughnessey (Knopf, 2019)
Past the Glad and Sunlit Season • K. A Opperman (Jackanapes Press, 2020)
The Planets • Wendy Van Camp (2019)
Poems that Could End the World • Ronald A. Busse (Turning Point, 2020)
A Refuge of Tales • Lynne Sargent (Renaissance Press, 2020)
A Route Obscure and Lonely • LindaAnn LoSchiavo (The Wapshott Press, 2020)
Sacred Summer • Cassandra Rose Clarke (Aqueduct Press 2020)
Sci-Ku: Explorations into the Poetry of Science • Jay Friedenberg (2020)
Shadow Abyss • Luna Nyx Frost (Enchanting Tales Publishing, 2020)
Shelter in Place • Catherine Kyle (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019)
The Sign of the Dragon • Mary Soon Lee (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020)
Small Waiting Objects • T. D. Walker (CW Books, 2019)
The State She's In • Lesley Wheeler (Tinderbox Editions 2020)
Such Luck • Sara Backer (Flowstone Press, 2019)
The Sun Ships & Other Poems • Steven Withrow (2019)
Tea with Death • Abigail Wildes (Alban Lake Publishing, 2020)
Temporary Planets for Transitory Days • Albert Wendland (Dog Star Books, 2020)
Toxicon and Arachne • Joyelle McSweeney (Nightboat Books, 2020)
Whitechapel Rhapsody • Alessandro Manzetti (Independent Legions, 2020)
Witch Doctrine • Annah Browning (The University of Akron Press, 2020)
The Withering • Ashley Dioses (Jackanapes Press, 2020)
Zen Amen: A Collection of Abecedarians • Michael Kriesel (Pebblebrook Press, 2019)

Nominations per press: (69 presses)
1   The 3rd Thing
2   Alban Lake Publishing
1   Alice James Books
1   Anhinga Press
1   Another New Calligraphy
1   Apokrupha Books
3   Aqueduct Press
1   ArtFarm Press
1   Bateau Press
1   Bizarro Pulp Press
2 spacer Black Lawrence Press
1   Bold Venture Press
1   Brick Books
1   Burial Day Books
1   CLASH Books
1   co-im-press
1   Coffee House Press
1   CW Books
1   Cyberwit
1   Demain Books
1   Demsey & Windle
1   Diminuendo Press
1   Dog Star Books
1   The Dragon’s Roost Press
1   Duke University Press
1   Enchanting Tales Publishing
1   Finishing Line Press
1   FlowerSong Press
1   Flowstone Press
1   Gap Riot Press
1   Ghost City Press
1   House of the Fighting Chupacabras Press
1   Independent Legions
1   Interactive Press
1   Interstellar Flight Press
1   JABberwocky Literary Agency
2   Jackanapes Press
1   Kelsay Books
1   Kernpunkt Press
1   Knopf
1   Lycan Valley Press
1   Madness Heart Press 
1   Mount Abraxas Press
1   Nightboat Books
1   Pebblebrook Press
1   Porkbelly Press
3   Raw Dog Screaming Press
1   Red Moon Press
1   Renaissance Press
1   Resource Publications
1   Revival Press
1   Sahtu Press
1   Sixth Finch
2   Space Cowboy Books
2   Spuyten Duyvil
1   Strangehouse Books
1   Sundress Publications
1   Survision Books
1   Things in the Well
1   Three Ravens Publishing
1   Tinderbox Editions
1   Turning Point
1   The University of Akron Press
1   Unsolicited Press
1   Urban Farmhouse Press
1   The Wapshott Press
2   Weasel Press
1   Weird House Press

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