Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Nominated for the Rhysling

Well, I got some exciting news this morning. I was thrilled to find out that a poem of mine called "Gaunt" has been nominated for the 2016 Rhysling Award, which is for poems published in 2015. This award is given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. My piece was nominated for the "Short Poem" category, (under 50 lines). Here is how the SFPA describes the award:

"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."

I'm really happy to hear about this. Sometimes when you labor in the fields, someone comes along and says, "nice job!" It's always appreciated.


"Gaunt" was published in The Pedestal Magazine. It's still up in their archives. The link is here if you'd like to read it. 

24 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congratulations!

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks, Bill!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congratulations, Charles. Off to read it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's awesome! Good luck.

Keith West said...

Very cool.

Congratulations!

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, thankee

Alex, it feels good.

Keith, Much appreciated.

Hootin' Howlin' Hephzibah! said...

Really happy for you Charles! Terrific poem.

G. B. Miller said...

Congrabulations sir!

Tom Doolan said...

Excellent news. Well done!

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

That is terrific news, my friend!

Sarah Hina said...

Great news, Charles. And well deserved. That poem is fierce!

oscar case said...

And I'll add to the chorus - nice job! and Congratulations!

Angie said...

Woohoo! That is completely awesome! Congrats! :D

Angie

R.T. (Tim) Davis said...

Ain't basking in well-deserved affirmation a wonderful way to get through the otherwise ordinary days of academia and all that other stuff? Well, congratulations, professor! Bravo!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

This is great, Charles. Congratulations!

Chris said...

Awesome. Congrats!

Charles Gramlich said...

Hootin, thanks for reviewing it once upon a time

G. thanks for the support.

Tom, I appreciate it.

Bernard, thanks!

Sarah, I wasn't expecting it at all.

Oscar, thanks, man.

Angie, I'm pretty pleased.

Tim,it's definitely nice.

Prashant, I appreciate that.

Chris, Thankee, man

David Cranmer said...

Congrats, Charles!

Charles Gramlich said...

David, thankee much!

Ty said...

Congrats!

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, thankee!

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations Sir!

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis, thanks, man!

jodi said...

Charles-Just read "Gaunt". Very cool. I met a friends pet wolf once. She was beautiful, but you could never fully trust her, still being a wild animal. Congrats to you, friend!