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SQUEEEEE! Poetry Win!
Winners for the 2008 SFPA Poetry Contest have been posted:

  • First Place: She Seemed So Quiet by Marion E. Boyer, Mattawan, MI

  • Second Place: Artifacts of Intelligent Design by Elizabeth Barrette Charleston, IL

  • Third Place: And I Fly by Frances Shi, Woodhaven, NY

Special thanks to stillnotbored for posting the results and asakiyume for alerting me to the post. Congratulations to all the other poets whose poems placed or earned judicial recognition.

Also, thank you, my audience, for your support and inspiration. "Artifacts of Intelligent Design" came out of the August 12 Poetry Fishbowl, inspired by prompts from chlorophyta and flutterbychild.

I couldn't resist figuring the numbers ... 2nd place out of a field of 400+ poems puts "Artifacts of Intelligent Design" in the top 0.5% of the field. Good magazines typically publish from the top 3-5% of submissions; the most competitive ones publish from fractions of the top 1%. So I keep an eye on those percentages any time I have the numbers available.

The one drawback is that you'll have to wait a bit to read "Artifacts of Intelligent Design." I checked the Science Fiction Poetry Association page, and it's not updated yet. The winning poems should go up soon, though. When they do, I'll let you know; or if you spot the update first, let me know so I can post the link. This week has some challenges here -- I'll be out of the house for parts of today and tomorrow -- but I'll keep on top of this as best I can.

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wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool!
chadu From: chadu Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

flutterbychild From: flutterbychild Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
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just_the_ash From: just_the_ash Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY! Congrats!
alaneer From: alaneer Date: September 22nd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
WooHoo! Congratulations!
From: themaskmaker Date: September 22nd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: browngirl Date: September 22nd, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, congratulations!
newroticgirl From: newroticgirl Date: September 22nd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

*preps the confetti cannon*
sythyry From: sythyry Date: September 22nd, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
ideealisme From: ideealisme Date: September 22nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on your win! Looking forward to reading the poem.
haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: September 22nd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cheers! *cheers! *cheers!* :D
From: minor_architect Date: September 22nd, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)


This is wonderful news! I am so happy for you! :)
ivy_broom From: ivy_broom Date: September 22nd, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hurrah!

Congratulations! Cheers! Hooray for you!
Your talent consistently comes out a winner!

the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: September 23rd, 2008 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


Let us know when the poem comes out :-)
anamacha From: anamacha Date: September 24th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 24th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)


You folks are so enthusiastic! Thanks to everyone who posted congratulations. I've had very little computer time for the last several days due to community obligations. I'll try to start catching up on the several hundred backlogged email messages tomorrow, and maybe post something more substantive myself.
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