2018 Rhysling Award Candidates
For poems published in 2017
This list should be read as a running work-in-progress document provided as a courtesy to the voting membership in an effort to avoid unnecessary duplication of nominations. As such, periodic adjustments may be made as additional information becomes available regarding final eligibility for the Rhyslings. Note that the formal rules and processes are still under review.

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Short Poems (25 poems)
“Astronomers” • Ace G. Pilkington • The Horror Zine, November
“Circe’s Guests” • Amelia Gorman • Liminality 12
“Dead Bride Philosophy” • Sara Tantlinger • Space & Time 128
“Dear Shotgun City” • Holly Lynn Walrath • Eye to the Telescope 25
“The Devil in Boston” • A. J. Odasso • Barking Sycamores 12
“early years of transdimensional travel” • John Reinhart • New Myths 38
“Egress” • Marge Simon • Star*Line 40.4
“Endeavor” • G. O. Clark • Asimov’s SF, May/June
“Goodnight” • David F. Shultz • Polar Borealis Magazine 4
“Grand Guignol” • G. O. Clark • Longshot Island 12/19/17
“Guttersnipe” • WC Roberts • Chrome Baby 63
“How to Grieve: A Primer for Witches” • Sara Cleto • Mythic Delirium, May
“In the Business of Things That Don't Earn You Much” • Ziad Gadou • Strange Horizons, Arab League community and diaspora special issue
“Lycium Barbarum” • PS Cottier • Umbel & Panicle 5
“Medusa in Her Mirror” • Hillary Lyon • Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice
“Messiaen Among The Dinosaurs” • Tim Jones • takahē 89
“Midwest Wonder Expo” • Amelia Gorman • Star*Line 40.4
“My Response to Your Mayday Call” • David Clink & Herb Kauderer • Dreams and Nightmares 105
“A Net to Snare a Unicorn” • Beth Cato • Mythic Delirium, January
“Quantum Socks” • R. Gene Turchin • Eye to the Telescope 25
“Radiant Things” • A. J. Odasso • Noble Dissent (ed. Rebecca Jane Bilkau, Beautiful Dragons Press)
“The Scratch inside Your Chest” • Layla Al-Bedawi • Strange Horizons 10/30/17
“Secret Identities” • Davian Aw • Strange Horizons 2/6/17
“Sycorax’s Daughters Unveiled” • Linda Addison • Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Books)
“Yellow Spiders” • John Mannone • Altered Reality Magazine 4/28/17

Long Poems (18 poems)
“Alligators in the Sewers” • Tonya Liburd • Alligators in the Sewers (Unnerving Magazine chapbook)
“Apocalyptic Mass” • Alessandro Manzetti • No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publications)
“Castaway” • John C. Mannone • Anak Sastra 28
“A Cleaner Times Square” • Vanessa Kittle• Chrome Baby 61
“DAB3 (Mount Hermon, 1998)” • Sara Saab • Strange Horizons 10/30/17
“Daunted” • Mary Soon Lee • Dreams and Nightmares 105
“A Dream of Milk and Blood” • Alessandro Manzetti • No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publications)
“The Drum Star (Orion’s Ghost)” • Ryu Ando • Strange Horizons, Fund Drive Special
“Frida’s Monsters” • Alessandro Manzetti • No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publications)
“The Hawthorn Muses” • Shannon Connor Winward • Timeless Tales 8
“Hot” • Cislyn Smith • Strange Horizons 5/29/17
“Kindred Spirit” • F. J. Bergmann • Dreams and Nightmares 106
“Masques & Mayhem” • Jennifer Crow • Mythic Delirium, September
“The Rain that Falls in the Mutant Rain Forest” • Bruce Boston • Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publications)
“Romance of Possible Contrasts” • Alison Rumfitt • Strange Horizons, 12/18/17
“The Simple Poem” • Abhishek Sengupta • Liminality 12
“tha may ask thee sen/At the Finish” • Paul Brookes • Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice
“The Tree Builder” • Christina Loraine • Eye to the Telescope 25

Nominations per publication (22 publications):

1   Alligators in the Sewers (Unnerving Magazine chapbook)
1   Altered Reality Magazine
1   Anak Sastra
1 spacer Asimov’s Science Fiction
1   Barking Sycamores
2   Chrome Baby
3   Dreams and Nightmares
2   Eternal Haunted Summer
3   Eye to the Telescope
1   The Horror Zine
2   Liminality
1   Longshot Island
3   Mythic Delirium
3   No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publications)
1   Noble Dissent (Beautiful Dragons Press)
1   Polar Borealis Magazine
1   Space & Time
2   Star*Line
6   Strange Horizons
1   Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Books)
1   takahē
1   Timeless Tales
1   Umbel & Panicle
1   Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publications)

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