Christina Sng

Poet, Writer, Artist

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2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winner, Elgin 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

Astropoetry, nominated for the 2018 Elgin Award, celebrates the wonders and mysteries of space in scifaiku and lyrical prose. On sale from Alban Lake Publishing.

Astropoetry by Christina Sng

2017 Elgin 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 a poet, writer, and artist. Her work has been published in numerous print and online venues worldwide and garnered more than 70 awards and nominations, including the 2018 Jane Reichhold International Prize. She is the author of A Constellation of Songs (Origami Poems Project), Catku (Allegra Press), Elgin Chapbook Award nominees, An Assortment of Sky Things (Allegra Press) and Astropoetry (Alban Lake Publishing), and 2017 Bram Stoker Award® Winner, Elgin Book Award nominee, and one of LitReactor's Best Books of 2017, A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press).

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Poetry | Fiction | Art

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AWARDS, REVIEWS, FEATURES, INTERVIEWS

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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LATEST RELEASES

16 August 2018: Happy to be in this week's A Sense of Place, curated by Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation!

contemplating
the bleakness of the sky
search and rescue

16 August 2018: Delighted 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: Lovely to be among friends in this week's edition of A Sense of Place, curated by Katherine Munro for The Haiku Foundation.

the taste of sand
between my teeth
sea swim summer

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

steeping
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!

26 July 2018: Glad to be a part of The Haiku Foundation's A Sense of Place series alongside many lovely poet friends!

a map
unnecessary
beach bbq

24 July 2018: The final chapter of my space epic series in prose poetry, "The Sentient Stars" appears in Polu Texni today.

22 July 2018: Happy to be in the 2nd issue of Femku alongside many poet friends with my 2 haiku:

the truth
slowly sinking in
deep lake

sickle moon
another panic attack
about death

18 July 2018: Delighted to be a part of Katherine Munro's A Sense of Place series with my haiku:

meditation app
the sound of the waves
lulls me to sleep

14 July 2018: Excited to see my flash fiction "The Assassin Program" reprinted in the July issue of Outposts of Beyond! It originally appeared in Penumbric in 2004. The 2018 version of "The Assassin Program" has been revised and updated.

12 July 2018: Happy to see my haiku in The Haiku Foundation's new feature, A Sense of Place:

river rocks
we leap over
the frogs

10 July 2018: The Cicada's Cry Summer Edition 2018 is out with my haiku:

summer break
the cat's hotel
nicer than ours

5 July 2018: My 100-word stories "Luci" and "The Future Conquerers" are in Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles.

2 July 2018: My science fiction drabble "Mars Base" appears in Martian Magazine today.

1 July 2018: 3 senryu in Prune Juice today:

teenage years
the complexity
of a rosebud

comet trail
the lingering waft
of her perfume

withering rose
some part of me
still womanly

30 June 2018: "chalkboard sky" appears in the July issue of otata:

chalkboard sky
my little girl charts
the constellations

28 June 2018: "Forest Mother" appears in the Ladies of Horror Flash Project:

26 June 2018: "mistaken again" in Stardust Haiku:

mistaken again
for someone else
luna moth

26 June 2018: My poem "Demons" appears in Disturbed Digest #21.

20 June 2018: My haiku "the falling leaves" in this week's Haiku Windows:

the falling leaves
never reaching the ground
stained glass window

12 June 2018: Delighted to see my watercolour painting "Blue World" and 2 haiku in the Summer 2018 issue of Akitsu Quarterly!

rediscovering
my importance
milkweed

the strength
I need to rebuild
fireflies

9 June 2018: My short story "Red" appears in Space and Time #131!

9 June 2018: Glad to have 3 haiku in the June issue of otata!

eye surgery another moonless night

bracing for
the inevitable
curveball

lost in a fugue the empty snail shells

7 June 2018: On Haiku Windows:

deep space
nothing to see
but darkness

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RECENT SALES AND ACCEPTANCES

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.

29 July 2018: My horror poem "Inheritance" will be reprinted in the anthology Haunted Are These Houses.

21 July 2018: Flash fiction "The Assassin Program" will be reprinted in the anthology Sins and Other Worlds this October.

20 July 2018: My Rhysling-nominated poem "Twenty Years" will be included in the anthology Passages: The Best of New Myths.

19 July 2018: My science fiction poem "Life on Uranus" and black and white digital painting "Happiest Childhood Memories" were sold to Star*Line.

18 July 2018: Scifaiku and horrorku "My Eyes", "Mesmerized", and "Alien Sapling" were sold to Scifaikuest.

7 July 2018: My haiku "summer break" has been selected for The Cicada's Cry Summer Edition 2018.

25 June 2018: "The Sentient Stars" was sold to Polu Texni.

23 June 2018: "Mission to Mercury" has been sold to Abyss & Apex! It will appear in Issue 68 this October.

12 June 2018: My first comic sale ever! "Just Another Day" has found a home at Space Squid! :D

8 June 2018: Sold drabble "Mars Base" to Martian Magazine.

7 June 2018: Haiku "eye surgery", "bracing for", and "lost in a fugue" were accepted for otata.

2 June 2018: Horror poem "The Joy of Sewing" was sold to the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase.

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