Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Available from July 14th in paperback from Amazon.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

Astropoetry, my first collection of 2017, celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale now in print US$6 and digital US$1.99 from Alban Lake Publishing.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

Elgin Chapbook Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry. Available in print for US$5 postpaid from Allegra Press.

An Assortment of Sky Things by Christina Sng

Catku takes us on a whimsical life journey between a cat and its human, a tale woven with 21 haiku and senryu based on my life with beloved cats. A must-have for all cat lovers. Available in print for US$5 postpaid from Allegra Press.

CATKU by Christina Sng

A Constellation of Songs, my first haiku collection, spans birth to death, illuminating the wonder and beauty of life in between. Available in print from Allegra Press for US$5 postpaid and as a free PDF from the Origami Poems Project.

A Constellation of Songs by Christina Sng

Dark Dreams is on sale as an eBook at Smashwords. The amazing cover is by Brian Hurtt, artist and co-creator of The Sixth Gun.

Dark Dreams

Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work in Japanese short form poetry, science fiction, and horror has received numerous accolades, most notably, Second Prize in The 2016 San Francisco International Competition for Tanka, Third Prize in the 2016 Annual Harold G. Henderson Award for Haiku, nominations in the Dwarf Stars and Rhysling Awards as well as Honourable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She is the author of several collections, including Elgin Award nominee An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press), A Constellation of Songs (Origami Poems Project, Allegra Press), Catku (Allegra Press), Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing), and A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press).

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Poetry | Fiction | Art

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4 January 2018: My profile and selected work at The Haiku Foundation's Registry.

30 December 2017: A Collection of Nightmares has been listed as one of The Best Books of 2017!! My deepest thanks and gratitude to Gabino Iglesias and LitReactor!

"I know horror poetry is not something you expected to find here, but this is amazing. It's horror poetry...and science fiction poetry and funny poetry and weird poetry and alien invasion poetry and body horror madness poetry and everything in between. More than that, it is also short stories in poetry form. Very satisfying short stories. It deserves a spot on a lot of lists."

16 December 2017: Proud to have earned the Award for Foreign Participant in The Bulgarian Haiku Union's 5th National December Haiku Competition and the Harmony between Heaven and Earth. My deepest thanks to Dr. Sofia Filipova, Zornitsa Harizanova, and Dilyana Georgieva for this great honour!

from a stranger
new year's day

2 December 2017: Gwendolyn Kiste interviews me at Poetic Nightmares: Interview with Christina Sng.

26 November 2017: My haiku "Age Old Battle" is one of the four winners in the All-Out Monster Revolt's Dai Kaiju Haiku Contest!

age old battle
in the skies of Jupiter
cloud leviathans

20 November 2017: "The Missing Sock" has earned me my first fiction prize in The Great Eighty Flash Fiction Competition!

5 November 2017: My haiga, "not alone" has earned an Honourable Mention in The Second Annual Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest! This is the first time my paintings have received a commendation.

"This lovely expressive watercolour immediately catches the eye with bold colours and a strong link to the senryu. Which becomes a very powerful statement, encapsulating something we may have considered in our lives. Our deep connection to all the universe shines forth in this haiga." ~Ron C. Moss, judge, traditional haiga category

Deeply grateful thanks to judge Ron C. Moss, for this honour, and to publishers, Michael Rehling and Steve Hodge for sponsoring this contest and publishing my work in their wonderful journals, Failed Haiku and Prune Juice.

25 September 2017: Gabino Iglesias reviews A Collection of Nightmares at HorrorTalk:

"A Collection of Nightmares is poignant and disturbing, beautifully written and wildly ranging in subject matter and execution, horrific and wonderfully atmospheric. If a large chunk of contemporary poetry pushes me back into the comforting arms of novels, this collection violently pushed me to seek out more of Sng's work, and that's one hell of an achievement."

24 September 2017: My haiku "first day home" received an Honourable Mention at the 2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Invitational.

first day home
from the hospice
cherry blossoms

24 September 2017: All the Ends of the World -- my podcast interview at The Outer Dark!

15 September 2017: A Collection of Nightmares receives a 5 star review by John Reinhart.

8 September 2017: Linda Addison gives A Collection of Nightmares 5 stars on Amazon.

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3 January 2018: My oil painting "The Last Day" is on the cover of Gnarled Oak!

3 January 2018: My science fiction children's poem "The New Kitten" appears in Spaceports & Spidersilk.

2 January 2018: My poem "Born of Blood and Tears" appears in Issue 4:3 of Mythic Delirium.

1 January 2018: First publication of 2018: a trio in the January issue of otata.

at the playground
parents hovering

stubborn macadamias
my daughter's hands
tightly clenched

finally the kick
of her unborn child
tenth pregnancy

15 December 2017: My dark poem "The Forest of Discarded Baby Girls" is live now at New Myths.

15 December 2017: Haiku "slack tide" appears at Gnarled Oak.

12 December 2017: My ink illustration "Young Witch to Saturn" makes its way to the Fall issue of Star*Line along with poems "Little Red in Haiku" and "Journey into Neptune"!

5 December 2017: My haiku is featured for the first time at Haiku Masters.

telling you
the heartbreaking news
wintry lake

5 December 2017: Poem "Une Nouvelle Vie" is reprinted in The Jewish Mexican Literary Review.

1 December 2017: Scifaiku "final cut" and "dust carpet" appear in Scifaikuest #58.

1 December 2017: Haiku "dark matter" appears in otata #24.

dark matter
the difficulty
of reconciliation

1 December 2017: Haiku "grocery bags" appears in brass bell.

grocery bags
the heaviness
of my heart

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8 January 2018: My haiku "ballet recital" has been selected for inclusion in old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017.

7 January 2018: My haiku "the gravity of disrespect" has been selected for inclusion in the Best of Paper Lanterns Anthology.

1 January 2018: My watercolour painting "Waiting Together" was sold to Dreams and Nightmares.

28 December 2017: Sold scifaiku "A Paper Plane", "Poor Butterfly", and "Another Long Road" to the February print and online issues of Scifaikuest.

26 December 2017: My dark poem "Ouroboros" was sold to Outposts of Beyond. It will appear in the April 2018 issue.

19 December 2017: Haiku "bone tired" and watercolour "Blue World" were accepted for the Spring and Summer 2018 issues of Akitsu Quarterly, respectively.

15 December 2017: My fairy tale poem "Rapunzel" was sold to issue 109 of Dreams and Nightmares.

14 December 2017: Two children's poems were sold to Spaceports & Spidersilk: "The New Kitten" will appear in the January 2018 issue and "Sunshine" in the April or July 2018 issue.

12 December 2017: My flash fiction "The Assassin Program" will be reprinted in the July 2018 issue of Outposts of Beyond.

7 December 2017: My dark poem "Reflections" will be appear in the November 2018 issue of Bloodbond.

1 December 2017: Sold my first children's story "Sir Jack and the Bad Elf" to Frostfire Worlds! It will appear in the August 2018 issue.

15 November 2017: My haiku "autumn leaves" was sold to The Cicada's Cry 2017 Autumn Edition.

13 November 2017: My haiga "not alone" will be published in Natural Awakenings Magazine this December.

3 November 2017: Haiku "slack tide" and oil painting "The Last Day" were accepted for the 14th issue of Gnarled Oak.

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For 2017 news, click here, 2016 news, click here. For news between August 2014-December 2015, visit Archived News.