Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her work in haiku, science fiction, and horror has received numerous accolades, most notably, 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. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Dark Dreams (Naked Snake Press, Smashwords, Allegra Press), A Constellation of Songs (Origami Poems Project, Allegra Press), and Catku (Allegra Press). Her first two full-length books, Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing) and A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press) are slated for 2017.
INTERVIEWS, AWARDS, REVIEWS, FEATURES
30 November 2016: “The Last Two Bees” won the October 2016 WonderFold Writing Contest.
26 November 2016: My haiku, “winter morn” appears in the Wild Plum anthology, The Falling Star.
18 November 2016: A thought-provoking commentary on my haiku, “forest path” by Nicholas Klacsanzky in Haiku Commentary.
5 November 2016: My deepest thanks and gratitude to Amanda Dcosta and Susan Burch for organizing the wonderful Where Tanka Prose Grows 2016 challenge! It inspired my first tanka prose, “Love Story” which earned an Honourable Mention.
31 October 2016: An insightful analysis of my haiku, “winter evening”, by Nicholas Klacsanzky in Haiku Commentary.
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):
the sound of
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!
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.
5 December 2016: My haiku, shaded window, appears in Creatrix #35.
23 November 2016: love note appears in today’s Gnarled Oak.
23 November 2016: autumn moon appears in today’s Haikuniverse.
RECENT SALES AND ACCEPTANCES
4 December 2016: “Just as Papa Said” will be reprinted in Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More!
4 December 2016: “Full Moon in Yellowstone” was sold to New Myths.
1 December 2016: “sky full of stars”, “final cut”, and “dust carpet” were sold to Scifaikuest.
26 November 2016: “All That Talk” was sold to Star*Line.
22 November 2016: “summer birth”, “hours”, “muddy puddles”, and “twigs across a puddle” were accepted for the 100th issue of hedgerow!
21 November 2016: “call waiting”, “the meows”, and “unexpected frost” was accepted for the December issue of Failed Haiku.
16 November 2016: “amber mansions, singapore” was accepted for the December issue of brass bell.
13 November 2016: “Seconds Before” and “Yellow Bricks” were sold to Grievous Angel.
10 November 2016: “Red Sun” was sold to Scifaikuest.
8 November 2016: “Halloween night” was sold to Star*Line.