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The Role of Lightning in Evolution

This collection was published by Chizine Publications, under its Kelp Queen imprint. It was launched in November of 2016. The cover art is by Erik Mohr.


Breaking into Print: Facebook link for April 13, 2019 event in the Burgundy Room in Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St., at North York Civic Centre, near the library:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2679792762093500/2696512420421534/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1553944932535592



One of my poems that first appeared in 2018 can be nominated for the 2019 Aurora Award in the Poem/Song category, and also for a 2019 Rhysling Award:

Planktivorous poem

Planktivorous Fish and the Structure of Pelagic Plankton - Juniper - v. 2 issue 2, October 2018.

PDF version
DOCX version

Here is a poem by Valerie C. Kaelin, that can be voted for the Aurora Award - it first appeared in Amazing Stories Magazine in 2018.
Reptilian Brain = PDF version & DOCX version.

Here is a poem by Sandra Kasturi, that can be voted for the Aurora Award - it first appeared in Amazing Stories Magazine in 2018.
Trips to Impossible Cities = PDF version & DOCX version.

Amazing Stories Magazine

I am one of the poetry editors at Amazing Stories Magazine,
and it is now open for poetry submnissions.

Link to Poetry Guidelines for Amazing Stories Magazine.

Here is the announcement, posted Jan 8, 2019 -

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Amazing Stories Magazine is now taking poetry submissions!

Please follow the guidelines.

https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/guidelines/poetry-guidelines/

Please send us your absolute best poems
that are unpublished and not out to other markets.

We look forward to seeing your poetry in future issues of Amazing Stories!

Next four deadlines:

Fall 2019 issue deadline is May 15, 2019.

Winter 2019 issue deadline is Aug 15, 2019.

Spring 2020 issue deadline is Nov 15, 2019.

Summer 2020 issue deadline is Feb 15, 2020.


 





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The Role of Lightning in Evolution
(click here for details regarding my latest book!)



Award /
Nomination History

2007 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards -
Poetry Category
Second Place:
Copyright Notice 2525 - DOC | PDF

2008 Aurora Award -
Best Short Form Work in English
Finalist:
Falling - DOC | PDF

2013 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
First Place:
A Sea Monster Tells His Story DOC | PDF

2014 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Second Place:
A City of Buried Rivers - DOC | PDF

2014 Dwarf Stars Competition -
Best Short Poem
Third Place:
A Conversation Between a Time Traveler and His Apprentice - DOC | PDF


2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Tied for Second Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC | PDF

2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
The Machine - DOC - PDF

2015 Elgin Award -
Chapbook Category
Third Place:
If the World Were to Stop Spinning

2015 Rhysling Award
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Long Poem
Third Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC - PDF

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

Star*Line -
An Editor's Choice
Issue 39.4; Fall 2016:

Witching - HTML

Star*Line -
An Editor's Choice
Issue 39.1; Winter 2016:

The Advent of Machines - HTML


2017:


2018:


2019:

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Author Photo
Author Photo.
 
 The Role of Lightning in Evolution  
 Crouching Yak cover  
If the world were to stop spinning COVER


Monster Cover
 
   EFOOS_Cover2_lo_res.jpg  
     

 

David Clink - golf photoA Verdant Green - Cover

 

 

 

Links to Canadian Journals

Postage Rates - PDF | DOC updated to August 03, 2014

Postage Weights  - PDF | .DOC

Events

 About Me

 Eating Fruit Out of Season

 Monster

A Verdant Green

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu

Rowers Pub Reading Series

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