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The SFPA Rhysling Awards and Anthology

2022 Rhysling Chairs: F. J. Bergmann and Brian U. Garrison

F. J. Bergmann is the poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com) and freelances as a copy editor and book designer. She lives in Wisconsin and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. Her work has appeared in Asimov’s SF, Analog, Polu Texni, Spectral Realms, Vastarien, and elsewhere. While lacking academic literary qualifications, she is kind to those so encumbered. She used to work with horses. She thinks imagination can compensate for anything.   f jbergmann photo
Brian U. Garrison has been a member of the SFPA since 2012. His poetry has waited at a bus stop in Montpelier, Vermont, popped out of a vending machine in Boston, Massachusetts, traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama (among other cities) aboard Asimov's Science Fiction, and orbited Mars aboard NASA's MAVEN mission. Fifty of his poems are squeezed into his chapbook New Yesterdays, New Tomorrows. Look for him in Portland, Oregon where you might catch him eating vegan donuts.   brian garrison photo

Nomination deadline February 15
Voting deadline June 15 short; November 1 long

Only SFPA members may nominate and vote.

Voting is officially open! Vote here:

We are trying a new procedure with Rhysling Award voting this year. Rather than extend the voting deadline because of requests shortly before the date, we will have 2 separate voting deadlines: Short Poems: June 15, 2022, and Long Poems: November 1, 2022. Results will be announced shortly after each of those dates when votes have been tallied. We will be having an official award ceremony and reading at LosCon in November 2022. Naturally, you are welcome to vote for poems in both categories before June 15th. We will send out reminders as deadlines loom.

Please note that three poems in the Long category are excerpted in the paperback edition of the Rhysling Anthology. They appear in full in the PDF edition. 

Short Poems: Voting ends 15 June 2022
Long Poems: Voting ends 1 November 2022

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About the Rhysling Awards
In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with two of its visible cornerposts: the association's newsletter, Star*Line, and the Rhysling Awards.

The Rhysling Awards are named for the blind poet Rhysling in Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “The Green Hills of Earth.” Rhysling’s skills were said to rival Rudyard Kipling’s. In real life, Apollo 15 astronauts named a crater near their landing site “Rhysling,” which has since become its official name.

Nominees for each year's Rhysling Awards are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of two categories: “Best Long Poem” (50+ lines; for prose poems, 500+ words) and “Best Short Poem” (0–49 lines; for prose poems, 0–499 words). All nominated works must have been first published during the preceding calendar year of the awards year. The Rhysling Awards are put to a final vote by the membership of the SFPA selection from all nominated works, presented in the Rhysling Anthology. The anthology allows the membership to easily review and consider all nominated works without the necessity of obtaining the diverse number of publications in which the nominated works first appeared. The Rhysling Anthology is available to anyone with an interest in this unique compilation of verse from some of the finest poets working in the field of SF/F/Horror poetry.

The winning works are regularly reprinted in the Nebula Awards Anthology from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., and are considered in the SF/F/H/Spec. field to be the equivalent in poetry of the awards given for prose work— achievement awards given to poets by the writing peers of their own field of literature.

Printing and distribution of the Rhysling Anthology are paid for from a special fund, the Rhysling Endowment Fund. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please send a check, made out to SFPA, with a notation that it is for the Rhysling fund, to:

PO Box 1563
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or by PayPal to SFPATreasurer@gmail.com. Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal. Without the generous donations of many SFPA members, the Anthology could not be published.

To view the contents of all the Rhysling Anthologies since 1978, see the Rhysling archive.

A copy of the annual Rhysling Anthology is included with SFPA membership.

Print copies of the 2022 Rhysling Anthology are $17.95 each; print copies of previous years are available going back to 2006; inquire for earlier years. (Add + $4 USA postage; $11 Canada; $17 international). E-mail the treasurer for postage costs on multiple copies.

PDF format for $4.

Payable by PayPal to SFPATreasurer@gmail.com or by check or money order, made out to SFPA, mailed to:

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