As Editor of “Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, Vol. 3” I am proud to highlight our three Rhysling Award Nominees for best speculative poem of 2022.
SHORT POEMS: The Long Night by Ryfkah
LONG POEMS: In the Mirror’s Gap by Jeff Young Living in Rubble by Gerri Leen
Dimensionfold Publishing is honored to highlight your accomplishment and to have had so many brilliant poets in general in this volume. Eccentric Orbits is annually published and edited by Wendy Van Camp.
I’m stunned to discover that Quantum Entanglement, the group Renku I participated in last year from “The Lotus Tree Literary Review”, took the #1 winning spot for poetry at the 25th Annual Critters Reader Poll! Many thanks to my fellow poets who worked on the poem along side me and to poet Joshua St. Claire, our coordinator. The poem has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
Poets Thirteen: Joshua St. Claire, Wendy Van Camp, Joshua Gage, John J. Dunphy, Brian LeBansky, Alison Jennings, Harris Coverley, Lee Garratt, Matt Schumacher, Amber Winter, Carla Stein, Harris Coverley, and Irina Moga.
Critters is a well known speculative critique site where many pro writers participate. Their annual reader’s poll is famous in the speculative community.
Eccentric Orbits 3 made the top ten in the Anthology category at the 25th Annual Critters Reader Poll for 2022. Considering we are a young anthology series without a huge mailing list to support voting, I feel this is quite an accomplishment!
As editor of the anthology, I was honored someone out there thought to nominate EO3 for this award, but to rank in the top ten was beyond my expectations. Many thanks to all of you who came out and supported EO3 in the voting and to all the poets of EO3 for your hard work and dedication.
My essay Remembering James Gunn: Tapping into Your Muse for Creativity, published in “The Lotus Tree Literary Review”, has come in 5th place in the Nonfiction Articles Category. It is considered a top ten finalist at the 25th Annual Critters Reader Poll for 2022. I had no idea it had been nominated until after the results were announced! But I am filled with gratitude for the recognition and good will of my peers.