SFPA Announcements

Lynne Sargent

Hi folks! I'm helping with some social stuff related to the SFPA and we have a few announcements for you guys. All of this information can also be found in Star*Line issue 43.4 (with clickable links!) so check it out as well, and reference it for the ways to actually get in on this stuff and VOTE.

1. Eye to the Telescope Issue 38 "Cat People" is out!

2. Grandmaster Candidates!

Linda Addison is the award-winning author of five collections, including The Place of Broken Things, written with Alessandro Manzetti, & How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, and a recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®, co-editor of Sycorax’s Daughters, an anthology of horror fiction & poetry by African-American women, poetry editor of Space & Time Magazine since 2000, and editor of the 2018 Rhysling Anthology and the HWA StokerCon Anthology 2019. Her work has made frequent appearances over the years on the honorable mention list for Year’s Best anthology. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and currently lives in Arizona. Addison is a founding member of the writer’s group Circles in the Hair (CITH), and a member of HWA, SFWA and SFPA.

F. J. Bergmann has a distinguished body of speculative poetry from the last 20 years, winning the Rhysling (Short and Long), the Elgin Chapbook (twice), the SFPA Poetry Contest (several), and other awards. Her service to SFPA includes editing Star*Line, designing publications, and serving as webmaster and VP. Nor is her service to poetry limited to the SFPA. Star*Line 10 Fall 2020

Geoffrey A. Landis has had a strong body of work published over the last thirtyplus years, noted by his winning the Rhysling Long twice, the Asimov’s Reader’s Award for best poem four times, and the Dwarf Stars Award. In addition to his excellence in writing poetry, he has contributed to the SFPA by editing Eye to the Telescope and co-editing the 2012 Dwarf Stars anthology. He is active in the Cleveland poetry community, and for many years has run the Clevelandpoetics blog, which distributes news and information about poetry in the Cleveland area; he has also been active in the Ohio Poetry Day celebrations. He has published two collections of poetry, Iron Angels (Van Zeno, 2009) and The Book of Whimsy (Night Ballet, 2015).

John Grey is Australian-born, U.S. resident, poet, short story writer, musician and playwright. He has had over 16,000 poems published throughout the world in magazines as diverse as Christian Science Monitor, Relix, Poetry East, Agni, Rhino, Rattle, Poet Lore and JAMA as well as numerous anthologies and books, including his latest, Leaves On Pages. A good percentage of those poems have been in genre magazines, (both sci-fi and horror, with the occasional fantasy) having grown up devouring the classic horror writers such as Blackwood, James, Bierce, Poe, etc. Publications in this field include work in Weird Tales, Space & Time, Dreams and Nightmares, The Pedestal, The Magazine Of Speculative Poetry, The Fifth Di, Leading Edge, Andromeda Spaceways, Not One Of Us, Strange Horizons, Chrome Baby and many many many more. Winner of the Rhysling Award (Short) in 1998. Was theater critic and poetry columnist for a local Providence, RI, weekly arts magazine and has had plays produced off-off Broadway and in Los Angeles.

3. SFPA Officer Elections and By-Law Changes

The proposed change to the SFPA bylaws and election officer candidates are available in Star*Line Issue 43.4 in our "announcements" section. Nominations are also still being accepted. Please give it a look and share your voice so that the SFPA can continue on!

Diane Severson Mori

Thank you so much, Lynne, for taking on this volunteer job. I hope everyone finds it useful. I will still be sending out MailChimp announcements to members, including clickable links, if you prefer to wait for those. But the pdf of Star*Line, which everyone
should’ve received a few days ago (contact me if you did not) has clickable links. All ballots are up and waiting for your vote!!

Diane moderator
SFPA membership chair