Saturday, July 01, 2006

My SF Poem "Into the Heart" wins The Sword Review Speculative Poetry Contest

: : : dancing 'round the room : : :


Here's the announcement as it appears over at TSR:


Winners

"Into The Heart" by Mirta Ana Schultz tells a story of desperation set on a desert planet, where hope and madness may seem all too similar. Scheduled to appear as our Contest Finale on July 31, 2006.

The 2006 Poetry Contest Runner Up is "After the Crash" by Samantha Henderson. In Samantha's poem, hope is shown as something to cling to, even in a future where its definition may have been lost. "After the Crash" is scheduled to appear on July 24, 2006.

Two poems will receive Honorable Mentions, both close competition for our winners. "Pandora's Dilemma" by Patricia Kelly retells the old tale of Pandora's Box and its last bright occupant. "Dragon's Lament" by student columnist Keesa Renee DuPre deals with the subject of lost hope, and perhaps, of hope cast away. These poems will appear on July 10 and July 17th.


My thanks to Bill Snodgrass, tireless supporter of Christian writers and poets of the speculative. Thanks to the talented poets who served as judges:

R V Saunders
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff
David Kopaska-Merkel -- editor of Dreams and Nightmares, one of the oldest SF poetry magazines in existence.


I hope you will drop by and support this magazine of Christian and Christian-friendly science fiction and fantasy. Read all the winners.

And come by July 31st and read my short sci-fi poem.

3 comments:

Deanna said...

Congratulations on another prize. I'll gladly read your poem and the others as they appear.

Poetry's great: few words saying much. What a gift from God to get to do it well.

Chris said...

Congrats, Mir!

Mirtika said...

Thanks, y'all. I hope you can enjoy it when it's published.

I still get nervous thinking people are reading my creative stuff. :-/

Mir