January 24th, 2006

Egrets Reading

The Spider Wakes

Today, I received word that "The Spider Wakes," a rengay written with David C. Kopaska-Merkel is going to be in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of Star*Line. It sounds like Marge is filling up the year quickly.

I also sold a copy of Dwarf Stars.

Speaking of Dwarf Stars, there's a proposal floating around as a compromise to a fall re-vote on the Short-Short Rhysling Award, namely that the SFPA would produce Dwarf Stars each fall and members would vote to select a "Dwarf Stars Award" winning poem, which would be sent to the Nebula Anthology with the Rhysling winners.

Frankly, I'm trying to decide which way I want to go on this. A part of me wants to continue the fight for the Rhysling Category, which ultimately makes the most sense to me. However, this proposal is tempting and I do see some benefits to the idea of having a yearly short-short poetry showcase under the SFPA umbrella.