Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work in haiku, science fiction, and horror has received numerous accolades, including most recently, third prize in the 2016 Annual Harold G. Henderson Award, nominations in the Dwarf Stars and Rhysling Awards as well as Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her first two full-length books, Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing, 2016) and A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2016) are slated for 2017.

More About Christina, her Bibliography, Poetry Chapbooks, Poetry, Haiku, and Space Haiga online. She also Tweets @christinasng, sporadically.


17 October 2016: Wonderful commentary by Jacob Salzer on my haiku, “walking home”, in Haiku Commentary.

30 September 2016: My haiga, “old river”, was selected as one of the winners in The 145th World Haiku Association Haiga Contest.

29 September 2016: My haiku, “amputation day” placed 9th with 24 points (7-1-1) at the European Quarterly Kukai #15 – Autumn 2016 Edition (topic: sounds):

amputation day
the sound of
cut grass

28 September 2016: Overjoyed to receive news that my haiku, “drifting snowflakes”, has placed third in the prestigious Harold G. Henderson Memorial Awards! 😀 Many grateful thanks to the Haiku Society of America and the judges, Cor van den Heuvel and Scott Mason, for this incredible honour!

drifting snowflakes
the police car’s ascent
up our driveway

The judges’ commentary: As we turn from drifting sea spray to drifting snowflakes we also shift emotional registers with this powerfully portentous moment. Beginning with the sideways descent of those snowflakes, juxtaposed in the middle line with the curious “ascent” of a police cruiser, the scene seems to unfold in slow motion as if captured in some altered-reality snow globe. But any such illusion is instantly shattered in line three (most especially in its use of the personal pronoun “our”) as the poet drives the action—and our anxiety—home.

21 September 2016: Lovely review of “The Storm Creatures” at Quick Sip Reviews.

9 September 2016: My pumpkin haiku, “bone tired” earned an Honourable Mention in the 3rd Haiku Contest on the theme “Gourds” at the 12th Pumpkin Festival.



18 October 2016: 10 poems appear in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Bamboo Hut.

15 October 2016: Ghost Month appears in Eye to the Telescope Issue 22 – Ghosts.

15 October 2016: a break appears in hedgerow #92.

11 October 2016: My poem, The Leviathans of Europa, appears in Polu Texni.

8 October 2016: too upset and blackout appear in hedgerow #91.

7 October 2016: Une Nouvelle Vie and Ichthyosaur Birth appear in LONTAR #7.

2 October 2016: An Inopportune Turn appears in the October issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk.

1 October 2016: by the creek, chain lightning, and disassociation appear in Failed Haiku #10.

30 September 2016: barefoot appears in today’s The Asahi Haikuist.

29 September 2016: The Storm Creatures appears in Apex Magazine.

24 September 2016: stardust to stardust appears in hedgerow #89.

23 September 2016: old tea cups, morning glory, my kitten, and rain patter appear in the Fall 2016 issue of Akitsu Quarterly.

23 September 2016: Autumn Equinox appears in Astronomers Without Borders.

16 September 2016: summer break, first day of summer, and water ripples appear in bear creek haiku.

16 September 2016: forgotten summer and the solstice appear in the Asahi Haikuist.

6 September 2016: Martian appears in Polu Texni.

3 September 2016: Ava appears in New Myths.

3 September 2016: waving cattails appears in The Heron’s Nest Volume XVIII, Number 3.

2 September 2016: My cat haiku, wintry moon appears in Makoto Issue 3.

1 September 2016: In the brass bell kitchen haiku collection, a baking ku, my hopes deflated. 😀

1 September 2016: morning sun and the cricket song appear in Failed Haiku #9.

1 September 2016: Life on Jupiter and Dead Butterfly appear in the August 2016 online issue of Scifaikuest.



25 October 2016: “middle age”, “hummingbird”, “as if it is innate”, and “far away clouds” were accepted for the Nov 5 issue of Failed Haiku.

23 October 2016: “dad’s frail shoulders” and “sunday best” were accepted for the November issue of brass bell.

21 October 2016: “garden frog” was accepted for an upcoming edition of 7×20.

20 October 2016: “grade five” was accepted for Eucalypt 21.

19 October 2016: “day’s end”, “home finally”, “withered rose”, “dark clouds”, “scorched leaves”, heavy thunderstorm”, “rainy season” were accepted for otata.

18 October 2016: “cold winter”, “forest path”, and “snowberries” were accepted for hedgerow #94.

16 October 2016: “love note” was accepted for Gnarled Oak #10.

12 October 2016: “Time Again for Life” and “Desert Interlude” were sold to LONTAR 8.

11 October 2016: Very excited that my two senryu, “calmness” and “snapping me” will appear in the 2017 Special English Issue of Ershik, and in October, translated into Russian, for Ershik #15 — “спокойствие” and “выводит меня”.

6 October 2016: My haiga, “treasuring” was sold to Akitsu Quarterly.

3 October 2016: “Which You” and “Black Moon” were sold to Star*Line.

1 October 2016: “too upset” and “blackout” were accepted for hedgerow #91.

24 September 2016: “this delicate dance” was accepted for the October issue of brass bell.

24 September 2016: “Ghost Month”, which first appeared in Space and Time #100 in 2007, will be reprinted in Eye to the Telescope this October.

23 September 2016: “by the creek”, “chain lightning”, and “disassociation” were accepted for the October issue of Failed Haiku.

23 September 2016: “stardust to stardust” was accepted for hedgerow #89.

22 September 2016: “Wrong Turn” and “Her Stunning Silhouette” were sold to Scifaikuest.

22 September 2016: “Autumn Equinox” was accepted for Astronomers Without Borders.

20 September 2016: “Pandemonium” was sold to Star*Line.

9 September 2016: “Three Suns” and “Twin Headlights” were sold to Grievous Angel.

7 September 2016: “Invading Jupiter” and “Annalise” were sold to the July 2017 issue of Outposts of Beyond.

6 September 2016: My tanka, “moonlight”, was accepted for the Fall issue of Ribbons.


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