Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winner, 2018 Elgin Book Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, 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 Amazon.

A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

2018 Elgin Chapbook Award Runner-up, Astropoetry celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Alban Lake Publishing.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

2017 Elgin Chapbook Award nominee, An Assortment of Sky Things, is a poetic tour of the solar system and beyond in haiku and short poetry.

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.

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 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 the Bram Stoker Award®-winning and Elgin-nominated author of A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017), Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing, 2017) and An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press, 2016).

Her poetry, fiction, and art have appeared in numerous venues worldwide and garnered over 70 awards and nominations, including the 2018 Jane Reichhold International Prize and Honourable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and the Best Horror of the Year.

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21 September 2018: ASTROPOETRY won second place in the Elgin Awards!! I'm over the moon!

Thank you so much to the Science Fiction Poetry Association for this incredible honour! I'm deeply grateful to everyone who made time to read my book and loved it enough to vote for it.

A million thanks to my publisher Alban Lake for always believing in my work and supporting me over years, and to Mitchell Davidson Bentley for his mesmerizing cover.

A special thank you to David Lee Summers, Shelly Bryant, Marge Simon, Theresa Santitoro, Mike Allen, Linda D Addison, John Reinhart, F.J. Bergmann, Charles Christian, and my many friends and colleagues who have been to the stars and back with me. This collection would not have been possible without you.

10 September 2018: My fairy tale haiku sequence "Little Red in Haiku", which first appeared in Star*Line 40.4 last year, has received an Honourable Mention in the Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten!!! I am stunned and overjoyed and can't stop beaming at my computer. Thank you so much for this incredible honor, Ms Datlow!

21 July 2018: The Constant Search for Wonder and Awe: Kendall Reviews talks to the brilliant Christina Sng.

14 July 2018: Happy 1st Book Birthday to A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES!! I share this joy with my publishers, Jennifer Barnes and John Edward Lawson, my editor, Stephanie M. Wytovich, our amazing cover artist, Steven Archer, and all of you wonderful friends here. We wouldn't have made it without your love and support. Thank you and here's to another great year together!

12 July 2018: Thrilled to be featured in Sci-Fi and Scary's Ladies of Horror!

9 July 2018: Delighted to discover that my poem "Forest Mother" earned an Honourable Mention in Poetry Nook's 190th Weekly Poetry Contest.

5 July 2018: Thrilled to be featured in Sci-fi & Scary!

3 July 2018: Author Spotlight in Martian Magazine.

2 July 2018: Over the moon to receive 4 nominations for the 2018 Dwarf Stars Award! The poems are:

bloody spindle
putting another princess
under again

--Star*Line, 40.1, 2017

ruby sky
first day
as a Martian

--Scifaikuest 53, March 2017

seconds before
the asteroid hits
he finally tells me
he loves me
eye roll

--Grievous Angel, April 2017

multiverse theory this feeling of deja vu

--Sonic Boom #9, 2017

30 June 2018: My science haiku "An Eternal Divide" won Third Place in the Astronomers Without Borders Global Astronomy Month AstroPoetry Contest 2018.

an eternal divide
between sea and sky
the gravity of existence

29 June 2018: "Out of This World" earned an Honourable Mention in Drabble Harvest #10.

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21 September 2018: Happy to be in today's Asahi Shimbun with my haiku:

changing seasons
uncovering over and over
the mystery of who I am

19 September 2018: A wonderful memory recollected in this week's A Sense of Place:

tall grasses
two fawns play
hide and seek

19 September 2018: In this week's Colorado Boulevard on gratitude:

garden sanctuary
the parched trees
rejuvenated by rain
when you listened to me

13 September 2018: "Grandmother Red", my fairy tale poem, appears in New Myths #44.

13 September 2018: PASSAGES, Best of NewMyths Anthology Volume 1, which is running a Kickstarter right now, will be out this fall and I am elated that my Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years" will be featured.

Happy to be a part of this week's A Sense of Place among friends! :D

her tears
when we reach the summit
actually raindrops

10 September 2018: My poem "Inheritance" in Unnerving's gothic anthology Haunted are These Houses. Preorders open now!

6 September 2018: One of my happiest journeys was here on Mount Krizevac as a 17 year old searching for answers but finding peace. Glad to be included in this week's A Sense of Place, among friends.

morning walk
up Mt. Krizevac
the taste of fresh air

5 September 2018: In Colorado Boulevard with 5 poems:

gracefully gliding
between its flowers
monarch butterfly

a tiny bug eludes
the Venus fly trap
180 degree turn

letting the wind
carry it

wild graces
learning to accept
that sometimes
things are just
what they seem

to fly with it
night owl

3 September 2018: "Sir Jack and the Bad Elf", a story I wrote for my son when he was 5, appears in the August 2018 issue of Frostfire Worlds!

2 September 2018: Thrilled to see my poem "Mars Colony" and three illustrations, "Dreams of Flight", "Preparing to Fly", and "Cat World" in Star*Line 41.3.

2 September 2018: In the mail today, the Fall 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly:

lake house
all my dreams
in a dream

1 September 2018: In otata:

the day I gave up
on us

30 August 2018: The Mountain edition of A Sense of Place on the sensation smell:

mountain breeze
even on a winding path
my retriever finds me

29 August 2018: In the Fantastic issue of Colorado Boulevard, my tanka and scifaiku:

seemingly unharmed
from a wormhole
part of me wonders
am I still me

still biting me
the moth-sized mosquitoes
on Mars

24 August 2018: My tanka "watching" is in the latest issue of Stacking Stones with "Becoming", a tanka sequence with my friends, Susan Burch, Jessica Malone Latham, Mary Hohlman, Tiffany Diaz, and Josie Hibbing.

the flames rise
and fall into ashes
I remake myself
summer phoenix

22 August 2018: This week's A Sense of Place on sound:

my warning away
mountain wind

16 August 2018: Happy to be in this week's A Sense of Place on sight:

the bleakness of the sky
search and rescue

16 August 2018: Glad to be in Colorado Boulevard for the first time with my 2 haiku:

after an hour
my begonia revived
deep watering

solo trip
to the hot springs
new beginnings

1 August 2018: This week's edition of A Sense of Place on taste:

the taste of sand
between my teeth
sea swim summer

1 August 2018: Elated to be in today's Haiku Masters!

in a cup of tea
spring dreams

1 August 2018: Thrilled to see my flash fiction "Darkest Planet in the Universe" in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project!

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15 September 2018: My dark drabble "The Fast Draw" was sold to Drabbledark II.

31 August 2018: My drabble "Ain't the Wild West" was sold to Drabble Harvest: Space Western.

30 August 2018: Flash fiction "Helluva Journey" was sold to New Myths. It will appear in the December 2018 issue.

29 August 2018: Tanka "Too Quickly" and Joined Poem "Life on Kepler-452b" were sold to Scifaikuest for their November 2019 print issue.

14 August 2018: My dark drabble "The Girl in the Mirror" was sold to Drabbledark II.

5 August 2018: Haiku "king tide" and "a long pause" were accepted for Akitsu Quarterly's Winter 2018 issue.

2 August 2018: Scifaiku and tanka "Still Can't Decide", "Time Loop", "The Song I Can't", "Vampiric Fog", "Wishing", and "In a Flash" were sold to Scifaikuest.

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